[Om2009] testing Release 3: first impressions

Toni Mueller support at oeko.net
Thu May 21 18:20:53 CEST 2009


some more breakage, may be unrelated to Om2009, though...

I've managed to mangle my menues, so now I can't get at the settings
anymore, and the Terminal is also gone. I don't remember being able to
completely disable suspend, and my micro SD card seems to be not
properly recognized. At least, I get this:

root at om-gta02:~#fdisk -l /dev/mmcblk0 

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7969 MB, 7969177600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 968 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/mmcblk0p1               1          33      265041  83 Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p2              34          66      265072+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/mmcblk0p3              67         968     7245315   5 Extended
/dev/mmcblk0p5              67         193     1020096  83 Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p6             194         320     1020096  83 Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p7             321         447     1020096  83 Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p8             448         968     4184901  83 Linux

root at om-gta02:~# mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type jffs2 (rw,noatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/root on /dev/.static/dev type jffs2 (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,size=2048k,mode=755)
/dev/mmcblk0p7 on /media/mmcblk0p7 type ext3 (rw,sync,errors=continue,data=ordered)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/card type ext3 (rw,errors=continue,data=ordered)
/dev/mmcblk0p5 on /media/mmcblk0p5 type ext3 (rw,sync,errors=continue,data=ordered)
/dev/mmcblk0p6 on /media/mmcblk0p6 type ext3 (rw,sync,errors=continue,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /var/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,mode=777)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)

I didn't do anything - don't know how the partitions got mounted, BUT

root at om-gta02:~# mkdir data
root at om-gta02:~# mount /dev/mmcblk0p8  data
mount: special device /dev/mmcblk0p8 does not exist

root at om-gta02:~# mkfs.ext3 /dev/mmcblk0p8
mke2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
Could not stat /dev/mmcblk0p8 --- No such file or directory

The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?

I did have some unclean shutdowns, though...

IOW, the second half of my 8 gig card which I wanted to use for maps and
other data that is not OS specific and uses large amounts of storage, is
always available.

One more problem: Once the X server crashes, there's apparently NO way
to restart it w/o having at least an SSH connection to the device, or
the device rebooted. There should be an easier way, imho.

Kind regards,

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