[maemo-users] How to access the flash rootfs?

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Mon Jan 14 23:01:36 EET 2008
Jesper wrote:
> And at any rate, is there a way to get access to the rootfs on the
> device, to fix/recover whatever's causing trouble?

Well, unless you flashed initfs with bootmenu and usb network recovery 
mode then probably no.

> I really don't want
> to flash and loose all of my stuff, again.. 

Then you may still flash already prepared initfs image for your firmware 
version with linux USB flasher and use usb network recovery mode to ssh 
in and fix stuff. If you have no such image you may try get it from 
somewhere. But I'm afraid it is not legal for anyone to send it to you :-)

> I'll have to look into
> using my SD card as a rootfs, again :) Makes it a lot easier to
> recover.

Yes, definitely :-) Also the USB networking recovery mode allows you to 
fix rootfs in internal flash so you have some recovery options even 
without cloning system to SD.


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