Re: Debian router (compressed FS needs)
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Do not bother for my remarks, there are not critics. As you may understand, I
am completely new to embedded systems. Some kind of newbee :)
I was only expressing the idea that a compressed RW module in the stock Debian
Kernel might well answer 80% of user needs. Then, the team would only need to
release a stipped-down version of the 2.6 kernel in Unstable and modify the
new Debian installer.
> AFAIK, it is the only custom debian distribution that boots from
> flash and works from memory a-la-Cisco, and still can be directly
> upgraded from debian mirrors. I hate to boast, just humbly ask not
> to spread around wrong information about my project.
Would it be possible to :
- - choose between /dev/hsa1 and /dev/sda1 in the beginning (at least to be able
to define it as a variable). My key is seen as /dev/sda by default and does
not need any parameter to boot (at least I think so).
- - define Code kernel version as a variable too.
Also, I never use Lilo because there is a need to rewrite the bootloader
everytime a modification is done. I know the trick is to create symlinks...
Are there technical restrictions in not using Grub? I like Grub because the
only thing you need to modify is the /boot/grub/menu.lst
Also, could you explain again the use of Rsync in your script. Because I am
new, I do not quite understand.
> BTW, why do you need a compressed file system if you have 128M
> flash and 128M memory? Debian base with man and info pages
> included is ~70Mb. Ssh and routed will add a couple of megabytes.
> Compression can only make your system less debian-compatible.
Using the Debian beta 3 installer, my USB key fills up quickly and the
installation stops. Any idea?
Maybe I should use the stable Debian installer and then upgrade to SID. What
do you think?
Thank you for your feedback and help.
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