[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v49

Griera griera at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 09:19:26 CET 2012


Hi:

On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:14:03 +0100
Boudewijn <wankelwankel at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 22 November 2012 10:19:19 Griera wrote:
> > On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:13:32 +0100
> > Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz> wrote:
> > > 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?
> 
> On a *GB card, I used 2GB per distro, and leftovers for init, swap and media-
> things/backup:
> 
> root at tp:/home/wbk/embedded# fdisk -l /dev/sdb
> 
> Disk /dev/sdb: 8270 MB, 8270118912 bytes
> 255 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1021 cylinders, total 16152576 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> 
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdb1   *         128      131071       65472    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/sdb2          131072     4325375     2097152   83  Linux
> /dev/sdb3         4325376     8519679     2097152   83  Linux
> /dev/sdb4         8519680    16152575     3816448    5  Extended
> /dev/sdb5         8521728    12716031     2097152   83  Linux
> /dev/sdb6        12718080    13766655      524288   82  Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sdb7        13768704    16152575     1191936    b  W95 FAT32
> 
> I think 2GB is much more than needed. Most space is needed, as said before, 
> for media files, map images and backup/"non-volatile" (that in my case is just 
> over 1GB). I have not tried yet if it _needs_ to be FAT for QtMoko in order to 
> be able to build a database on it. I'd prefer an FS that supports more 
> features.

Thanks a lot.

Regards. Griera

> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Boudewijn


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