Debian on ALIX board HOWTO
Le jeudi 03 mars 2011 à 13:54 +0000, Wookey a écrit :
> A long time ago (6 years?) I had very bad experiences with ext3 and CF
> (wear-levelling/ad-block management was at the front of the device,
> where the FAT goes, not at the end where the ext3 journal goes, so a
> few boots could kill the device). Controllers have improved so this is
> not a problem anymore, but they are still all designed for FAT and
> thus work less well to varying degrees and in varying ways with other
> filesystems. Simple-minded filesystems may well work better than
> clever ones, depending on the details of their operation.
Thanks a lot for explanation.
We published a first version of the HOWTO:
I will try to summarize what needs to be done:
1) How to start the expert installer from Grub? We need expert install
2) How to somehow use the preceeding file in this configuration (Grub +
Flash + installer).
3) Describe how to build a read-only system, but this should be easy as
it is well documented.
So for us 1) and 2) are not clear. Can anyone help?
In the end, the idea would be to release Compact Flash with Debian
installer for ALIX board users.