[maemo-users] Emacs

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Wed Jul 22 00:13:48 EEST 2009
Eero Tamminen wrote:
> ext Peter Flynn wrote:
>>> Why should it have a problem with ownership when I'm installing as root?

> VFAT is lacking many features of real file system. VFAT is used
> on MMC/SD cards by default for PC i.e. Windows/OSX/etc compatibility
> reasons.
> You need to use some other file system (it's a bit complicated,
> is there a Wiki page on using other file systems on the MMC/SD
> cards?).

No, it worked fine, and I should have reported back.
I took out the SD card, stuck it into my card reader on the desktop and 
formatted it as ext3 with a small granularity (I'm using it for TeX as 
well, and that has lots of very small files). Worked fine.

>> and it doesn't appear to have written any files (maybe it wipes all 
>> traces if it aborts?)
> Dpkg must remove aborted installations, otherwise you would soon
> run out of disk space on rootfs even for root (and as a result device
> would be in reboot loop if you'd reboot it at that state).

Very sensible...

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