bonzadog wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:33 pm
No I do not want to use NOOBS etc. all from first principles...
and previously -
I do not wish to clone but do everything from "first principles".
Your determination to learn by doing is admirable.
But the images of the Raspbian Operating System distributed by Raspberry Pi are effectively themselves 'cloned' from the RPi development/packaging system. They contain implicit information about the partitions that will be created on the target media when the image is 'flashed' to that media.
How far back does your search for 'first principles' take you... ? Will you be building an Operating System (kernel, utilities and applications) from source?
Building an OS: No, but I would love to try that out. Perhaps I could look at that much, much later. In fact writing a primitive OS system does appeal to me. Ages ago I wrote some drivers in assembler + HAL/S but had worked in high level languages mostly.
I now want Boot partition, swap area, two Partitions for FAT32 data and one partition for NTFS. I understand that I would meed to load a NTFS drive on the RPi to cope with Win files.
Ideally I would like multiple boot partition, so I can select which OS I wish to use....but that would be a "nice to have" feature. But I want to get a single boot system up a running before I attempt this.
Since retirement, the RPi4 keeps me active and I like working with the Rpi.
Thanks for the assistance.