Making debian the default boot

Joachim Ott jo.omsl at
Thu Feb 4 10:44:17 CET 2010

On 4 February 2010 04:21, Jonathan Schultz <jonathan at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Since I only ever boot my freerunner under Debian I do get pretty sick
> of having to play with the boot loader menu every time I boot. It's
> especially painful when the freerunner has crashed to the boot process
> does a disk check then (usually) reboots a 2nd time, requiring a 2nd
> intervention with the boot load.
> So, what I'd like to do is make the default boot (even using the NOR
> boot loader, so the real factory default) start my Debian system. The
> obvious way to do this seems to be to put a second boot loader into the
> flash which then mounts the SD and boots from there.  But I have no idea
> how to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Why don't you put debian into flash and then, during boot, mount the
big, space consuming rest (/home, /opt, /usr/share, ...) from SD card?

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