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by Neil Mayhew
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
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<t>Liam Fraser said: <br/> <br/> I'd highly reccomend you download and take a look the rootfs tar from ArchlinuxARM on Raspberry Pi | Distributions | Forum | Raspberry Pias the boot folder in this rootfs is what will be on the FAT32 partition.<br/> <br/> Will probably clear a lot of things up for yo...
by Neil Mayhew
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
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<t>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> I doubt that the R-Pi supports initrd booting at all.<br/> Something re-tweeted recently:<br/> <br/> @InSearchOf1230<br/> Learned something new today. The Raspberry Pi boots from its GPU which looks for the kernel and rootfs within a FAT file system via SD card.<br/> So m...
by Neil Mayhew
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
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Views: 83437

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Writable. As well as eliminating optical drives, it also avoids trying to write to a write-protected card or stick.
by Neil Mayhew
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 83437

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<t>marc said: <br/> <br/> Online resizing for the rpi is an idea to help those who dont a. know how to do it. b. dont have a very large hdd or space left.<br/> so a restart on the pi is not a big issue if its going to work without having to expand fs to partition on pc mac using chroot.<br/> <br/> <...
by Neil Mayhew
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
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<t>Liam Fraser said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Remember that is't not just Debian... also fedora and arch linux... XMBC and more.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, good point. I didn't think of that until after I posted.<br/> <br/> <br/> It's going to be a big job to build custom versions of these images.<br/> <br/> <b...
by Neil Mayhew
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
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<t>I didn't realise so-called "online resizing" of mounted ext{2,3,4} filesystems was possible, and that certainly changes things. However, the small amount of research I've done suggests this isn't always the best solution, for two reasons:<br/> <br/> <br/> Online resizing is less capable than offl...
by Neil Mayhew
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 83437

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<t>Most of what I've read elsewhere says this won't work. If the kernel is using the file system, even read-only, it's not safe to change the partition table, and certainly not safe to resize the file system. For example, the resizing utility itself could get moved as it is running, and when the ker...
by Neil Mayhew
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
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I'll do the work for Balsa and let you know how I get on. I'll try to do that sooner rather than later. The main issue is getting enough stuff into the initrd (libraries, etc.)
by Neil Mayhew
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
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<t>I'm a bit late to this discussion, I'm afraid, and I must admit I haven't had the time to read all nine pages of posts, but since I lead a small team that has been developing an Ubuntu customization that runs on netbooks from an SD card (Balsa), I thought I should share some of our experiences.<b...

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