[android] Re: Android open sourced

Alastair Johnson alastair at truebox.co.uk
Wed Nov 5 14:48:20 CET 2008

Petr Vanek wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:35:59 +0000
> Alastair Johnson <alastair at truebox.co.uk>
> (AJ) wrote:
>>> Advice in OM community is to use ext2 on SD cards. Can Android cope
>>> with this? Also, can it cope with only one partition?
>> The /init.rc in the android image calls:
>> 	mount ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /data nosuid nodev
>> So you will need ext3 on that partition, or you will need to edit that 
>> line in init.rc.
>> The advice to use ext2 is based on deep seated but outdated fears
>> about the limited write life of flash devices. I say this having used
>> ext3 for rootfs on CF cards for several years with no ill effects.
> how do you change/see this, can you ssh into android (i can only ping
> it) or did you mount and alter the image before uploading?

I have FSO and SHR bootable from the flash card, so I boot into one of 
those then:
	mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock6 /media/cf
	vi /media/cf/init.rc

I've changed the mounted partition to mmcblk0p3 in mine to stop it 
writing data all over my FSO rootfs.

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