[maemo-users] [maemo-users] A scary story with a happy ending

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Jan 24 10:39:25 EET 2007
Marius Gedminas wrote:

>   $ rm filename
>   rm: filename: No space left on device

Yes, this one is very funny. I noticed this when playing with initfs too.

> Moral:
>   * don't fill up your flash, or you'll be sorry
>   * I need more disk space, as usual
>   * the user interface was unresponsive because the 770 was very busy
>     writing to flash (or running the garbage collector), not because it
>     was out of disk space


* install bootmenu [1],[2] and boot from mmc

This will solve all those problems plus few others - easy complete 
backup, easy recovery from reboot loop when something goes wrong, lower 
cpu usage, much faster (especially with mmcplus card and high speed 
patches). You can use internal flash to keep reference stable system for 
emergency or when you need to remove the card.


1. http://fanoush.webpark.cz/maemo/#initfs
2. http://maemo.org/maemowiki/HowTo_GetStartedWithSardine (except the 
sardine part if you don't feel so)

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