[Debian] installer script

Davide Scaini dscaini at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 13:17:03 CEST 2008

I have a 4gb sandisk sd, and it works nicely with suspend resume... but i
have already to fsck it!
ot: is there a software way to resume it? apm -resume? because i want to use
'at' to resume the phone and make it ring as an alarm...

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:

> >> No, I have not tried the 512mb card (it's at home and I'm at college).
> >> I'm not sure how to do what you're talking about arne, but you're
> >> suggesting that I can install a base system and put Debian on that?  Can
> >> you point me in the correct direction?
> >>
> >>
> > He was saying if you had your 512 to install debian on the 512 and the
> > copy the data from that to your 8gb card
> exactly.
> the included 512mb card works -- if the installer still chokes there's
> something else wrong.
> after several failures with a 4g card i installed to the 512mb with the
> installer (it might be a good idea to take one step at time -- i nearly
> run out of space and had to clean /var/cache/apt/archives/ between two
> steps).
> then i mounted the 512mb in my pc, checked the partition values (size,
> type), copied the content of the first one (kernel and a text file whose
> purpose i do not yet grasp) and created from the second one a tar-ball
> (some weeks ago there was a discussion how to migrate data that way, the
> archive should show the different approaches -- tar, cp, rsync -- and
> their parameters).
> next step was to partition the bigger card: 8mb fat for the kernel, the
> rest ext2 for the system itself.
> copied the kernel+text file to the 8mb fat.
> unpacked the tar ball into the second.
> insert the card, start via aux+pwr and chose the second option (fat+ext2)
> ... and off you go.
> i tried it first w/ a 4g card but w/o luck (did not boot) and then w/ 1g
> which works.
> as far as i understand there's a sandisk 8g sdhc ultra II that works out
> of the box, ie no extra boot params, and survives suspend/resume. i am
> about to order one and see, if it is true.
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