[Debian] installer script

Matthew Lane malane at purdue.edu
Wed Oct 22 16:23:45 CEST 2008

arne anka wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">>> 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.
> </div>
Awesome, what's the model # on that sandisk 8G?

More information about the community mailing list