[pkg-fso-maint] Fwd: d-i installation on embedded devices
avtobiff at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:17:51 UTC 2009
Forgot to hit Reply all, sorry for that Luca.
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> wrote:
>>> In any case, I think that the MTD project should still have an higher
>>> priority, because:
>>> - its use is wider (e.g. for NAS devices)
>>> - it involves more people (not only the pkg-fso crew), thus it is
>>> probably easier to have advices
>> I agree with both points, just an idea I had (as a
>> backup proposal) if mentoring becomes a problem
>> with the MTD project.
> Martin Michlmayr already blogged about it:
> Because of that, I had the impression that the last bit missing was a
> student, am I wrong, Martin?
I have asked Wookey who is willing to mentor the MTD project.
Colin Watson has previously stated the he is willing to co-mentor
the MTD project.
>>> c. installing everything on the microSD, which means that d-i should
>>> not use the microSD at all, thus it should probably be run from a
>> It should be possible to write d-i kernel and ramdisk
>> to MTD flash and boot from that, not touching
>> the microSD.
> While this is a possibility, however it means that you need to touch the
> existing distribution installed the flash memory, thus if the Debian
> installation will fail at any point, the phone is no more usable.
But it is possible to reflash the phone (e.g. with dfu-util through
NOR), so it wouldn't be bricked. Right?
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