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

From: Samer Azmy samer.azmy at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 9 10:21:21 EET 2009
the strange tinyg is that my old nokia N770 was asking me where to install
any application, it is odd - for me - that it is not there out of the


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Martin Grimme <martin.grimme at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Martin
> 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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