question about installing android on FR
dscaini at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 21:30:17 CET 2012
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 8:38 PM, dmatthews.org <mail at dmatthews.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:49:43 +0100
> Davide Scaini <dscaini at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For Android to work properly the Micro SD Card in your FreeRunner needs
> > have 2 primary partitions. The first needs to be a VFAT/MSDOS (16 or 32)
> > partition which is used is mounted as '/sdcard', this is used as a
> > area (for pictures, movies, music, etc). The second is an ext3 partition
> > which Android mounts as '/data', this is where it stores settings,
> > etc.
> > Experience has shown that sizing these at a ratio of 3 to 1 works best.
> > if you have a 4GB card make a 3GB vfat partition and a 1GB ext3 partion.
> Interestingly my android install does not seem to use the ext3 partition -
> looks like I wasted some sdcard space making that?
> This is an install from ran's cupcake image:-
> # mount
> rootfs / rootfs ro 0 0
> tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,mode=755 0 0
> devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=600 0 0
> proc /proc proc rw 0 0
> sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
> tmpfs /sqlite_stmt_journals tmpfs rw,size=4096k 0 0
> /dev/block/mtdblock6 /system jffs2 ro 0 0
> /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard vfat
> 0 0
> /dev/block/mtdblock7 /data yaffs2 rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
I reply directly to you because our mate dehqan seems nervous...
in http://code.google.com/p/android-on-freerunner/wiki/GetIt they write:
*Note* Users have reported that it is also possible to install Android by
making a single partition formatted as VFAT/MSDOS.
I have no other ideas :P
> David Matthews
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