Moving my 2007.2 to SD to try 2008.8 with fallback solution

yochaigal yochaigal at
Sun Aug 10 01:14:54 CEST 2008

I currently have Qtopia on my microSD, it doesn't work 100% but enough to use
it as a backup phone OS.  The key is to follow the wikis--- but make sure
you format and fill the sd card from a linux box, not from the phone.   do
everything as root.  also, make sure to update your u-boot so that it can
handle fat and ext file systems.  finally, be very careful in uploading the
root filesystem -- -make sure you mount a .jffs2 (follow the wiki) on your
linux box and then FROM that you should create a tarball --- -which you THEN
and only THEN move over to the rootfs partition of the sd card.  Otherwise
some important dev nodes get lost in the process.

wiki I used to start:

good luck


Olivier Berger wrote:
> Hi.
> I thought of moving my currently running (quite fine alhough the usual
> problems, i.e. I can place calls anyway) 2007.2 system to microSD, so
> that I could flash the new 2008.8 image and run it from flash (it
> seems I cannot manage to run it from SD, btw).
> Would you recommend a good procedure for moving my 2007.2 system to SD
> ? And would it run fine from SD too, once moved ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Olivier BERGER 
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