Debian install from Qtopia

Lorn Potter lpotter at
Sun Aug 17 21:31:29 CEST 2008

Rorschach wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:31:30 -0400
> "Al Iasid" <aliasid at> wrote:
>> (Feel free to tell me to read the wiki or list archive for an answer
>> to the question below - I searched but could not find.)
>> I'm trying to install Debian to the SD card from Qtopia on the
>> Freerunner. But when I run the Debian install script, I get "E: Qtopia
>> wants to continually access /media/card. You need to stop it with
>> 'killall qpe' and then restart the installation!". When I kill qpe, I
>> can't use the terminal. And doing the install via ssh isn't an option
>> for me. I tried to unmount the SD card but that didn't work. Is there
>> a way I can tell Qtopia to stop using it? Thanks for any help or
>> advice!
> I dunno for sure but you could try to apply this patch I did: . So just open the /opt/Qtopia/etc/default/Trolltech/Storage.conf file and remove the lines which are marked with a - in the link above. Then do a reboot. That could help you.

Yes, you will absolutely need to do this to run qtopia from the sd card.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company

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