openmoko root filesystem

Al Johnson openmoko at
Thu Jul 22 15:13:34 CEST 2010

On Thursday 22 July 2010, Mahmoud AbdEl-Aziz wrote:
> >We'll need a bit more information about your board and your requirements
> >to give much more help. If the board has SD, CF or USB then it may be
> >possible to
> put the rootfs on these.
> I used EM2440-III
> it has SD and USB.

It doesn't say which bootloader it's using, but you can at least supply kernel 
boot parameters. That means that if you have SD and ext2 or ext3 support 
compiled into the kernel you can tell it to use ext2 or ext3 on SD for rootfs 
just as we do with the openmokos (rootfs=ext3 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 for ext3 on 
the 1st partition for example). This will get you round the immediate problem 
that shr-lite is still >64MB. You could also mount root over NFS which can be 
very convenient for development.

> We need to run openmoko on these board.

What do you mean when you say 'run openmoko'? There is no 'openmoko' distro 
any more, but several distros run on openmoko hardware. 

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