[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Span filesystem across both SD cards?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Fri Feb 2 17:23:06 EET 2007
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:12:04PM +0100, sebastian maemo wrote:
> Thank you, Marious. That encourages me a lot. Because now I've copied the
> whole system "a la Fanoush", that is: via GNU tar. So I hope there's not
> going be any problem of preserved links or similar details.

Yes, tar is very good at that.

(Another thing to check is that /media/mmc2 is not mounted with -o

> Now I was blocked because I didn't have got a usable initfs-flasher in order
> to dual-boot. Maybe the solution is just to symlink. Your help here could be
> precious...

Actually booting from MMC sounds like it is a simpler and safer choice,
if you can get it to wowk.

> Yes I created ln -s /media/mmc2/usr /usr, and then renamed original /usr to
> /usr-old.

Wait a second.  Did you do these two steps in exactly this order?
Because if you did, then after ln -s you ended up with a symlink in
/usr/usr, and after the second step you did not have a /usr at all,
because the symlink got moved with the whole old /usr to /usr-old/usr.

> I don't mind removing it. So the idea is correct: /usr ->
> /media/mmc2/usr


> Now the problem is to mount the mmc2 before the system needs it. I've
> mounted at minircS, just before the line that says mount_devpts (line number
> 98). Would it suffice?

I don't know.  Maybe.

> How do I know? I've tried to put the line much above,
> but the script didn't recognized it. Maybe to early.
> Hope I success. In that case, I'll write a complete report and blog it, for
> future users.

Good luck,
Marius Gedminas
"Nobody will ever need more than 640k RAM!"
                                -- Bill Gates, 1981
"Windows 95 needs at least 8 MB RAM."
                                -- Bill Gates, 1996
"Nobody will ever need Windows 95."
                                -- logical conclusion
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