[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v49

Griera griera at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 10:19:19 CET 2012


Hi:

On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:13:32 +0100
Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz> wrote:

> On Thursday, November 22, 2012 01:44:59 AM EdorFaus wrote:
> 
> > The reason this is not possible, is because one of p1..p4 is used up by
> > the extended partition that contains the remaining partitions (as the
> > primary table only has room for 4, and we have to know where to find the
> > rest).
> 
> Yup i have noticed it now too. So for next QtMoko release the recommended 
> partition scheme is:
> 
> p1 - small fat - used for gta04-init and for upgrading the NAND bootloader
> p2 - ext4 with rootfs for QtMoko
> p3 - ext3 with rootfs for SHR
> p4 - extended partition
> p5 - FAT with media
> p6..p9 - optinal - can be used for more distros, that use gta04-init

Very interesting to have multiple distributions on the same card.

Can you suggest the minimum size for these partitions?

Thanks. Regards. Griera.

> 
> So this enables us to boot 2 distros on SD from the bootloader menu and 
> inifinitely more using gta04-init.
> 
> This looks like only sane schema to me. We cant skip the first FAT because you 
> would have no way to flash new bootloader then. And also gta04-init is using 
> it for the advanced booting to extended partitions and to chroots.
> 
> We also cant skip the p4 since we need separate partition for media.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Radek
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