[QtMoko] [Debian] Which MicroSDHC card should I buy to install Debian onto?

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 28 02:36:09 CET 2009

On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Brolin Empey wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have a buzz-fixed rev A6 US FreeRunner (FR).  I am currently using QtMoko
> v11, which is installed in my FR’s onboard NAND.  I need a MicroSDHC card
>  on which to install Debian.  I do not want to run out of disk space, so I
>  probably need at least an 8 GB card.  The Openmoko wiki claims “The Neo
>  FreeRunner supports up to 16GB microSDHC cards.”. [1]  Is this true?  What
>  is the fastest and highest-capacity MicroSDHC card known to fully work
>  with Debian on the FR?  I am currently using U-Boot, but can try Qi if
>  necessary (as long as I can boot both QtMoko from the onboard NAND and
>  Debian from the MicroSDHC card.).  I live in Delta, British Columbia,
>  Canada, so Canadian sources are preferred.

The speed of the card won't matter as the Glamo interface will be the 
bottleneck even with Class 2 cards. The 8GB Sandisk works for me with uboot 
for multibooting. It looks like the Sandisk is the only 16GB card tested so 
far. In theory 32GB should work when they become available.

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