[maemo-users] Installing packages onto /media/...

From: Martin Grimme martin.grimme at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 9 08:55:01 EET 2009

another and maybe easier way is to boot from SD card. As a bonus,
you'll get faster booting with a fast SD card.

Search www.internettablettalk.com or the wiki on maemo.org for
instructions on how to boot from SD card.


2009/3/9, Dmitry S. Makovey <dimon at makovey.net>:
> Peter Flynn wrote:
>> I have a nicely-running N800, but the apps I use are taking up most of
>> the internal space. I want to add a couple of big ones (TeX is one) and
>> I have plenty of space on SD cards. Is there a command for package
>> installation that says, in effect, "install this all in /media/foo/bar
>> and symlink it back to where you would normally have installed it"? Or
>> some other way? I guess if I knew how to view the inside of a package I
>> could work out where all the big stuff is expecting to go, and create
>> symlinks in those places to the SD cards...or would that make the
>> installer spit blood when it finds that symlinks exist where it expected
>> to create new directories?
> didn't look into it myself but I think if you find a way to bolt-on
> unionFS (http://www.filesystems.org/project-unionfs.html) you can
> achieve that - have a "base" system on built-in flash and the rest on SD
> or whatever else you feel like. EeePC does that out-of-the box, and I
> think it's a darn good idea - having stable OS underneath and having
> easy roll-back plan (just wipe FS stacked on top of "base"). Good luck
> with your search :)
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