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Re: pi vs swap on flash

I finally looked at piclone source, it uses parted to do the partition
stuff, cp to do the actual copying, the GUI is GTK.  And it's written
in C with popens.  https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/piclone or more
directly https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/piclone/blob/master/src/piclone.c

On 7/14/17, Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 13 July 2017 20:43:38 Alan Corey wrote:
>> I've got a 2' x 4' sheet of that stuff in the garage, brought it home
>> from the dump a few years ago, can't bring myself to cut into it.  But
>> good for cases and heat sinks.
>> I guess the one feature request I'd have for Piclone is that it ignore
>> swap partitions, or have an option for more manual control.  Putting
>> swap in the middle like you did makes more sense.
> piclone, from your description sounds like the cat's meow.  But the only
> time I actually got it to run, the pair of 32Gb cards I was using, one
> turned out to be a megabyte smaller, and of course it was the target
> card, so it crashed out, media full, and the copy wasn't usable. I
> haven't been able to even start it since, no permissions or some such
> silliness. I even removed it totally, then reinstalled it, still will
> not run because it cannot find any src to copy from, nor target to copy
> to. Its not worth a damn to me when it thinks its running in a medialess
> environment.
> What it needs is brains enough to both find the media, and to quit and
> clean up when it has copied say 200 megs past the end of the data,
> regardless of the capacity of the media.
> Etcher from the pine64 website looks about the same, and TBT I am
> considering pre-ordering a pair of the rock64's with 4Gb of memory,
> $44.95 each, which will start shipping the first of August. Its also
> claiming gigabit ethernet and usb3, and a sata adaptor that plugs into
> the usb3 port is a $10 bill.
> IOW, same  cpu, much better gpu, and apparently lots more I/O bandwidth.
> I haven't approached Bertho about it yet, but would send him one of them
> to play with if he thinks it would bypass some of the r-pi herpes sores.
> More below.
>> On 7/13/17, Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:
>> > On Thursday 13 July 2017 16:59:45 Alan Corey wrote:
>> >> Well, no, until you boot from the hard drive you're just using the
>> >> SD card to work on the hard drive.  I'm not sure what automounting
>> >> is happening on your machine, I usually turn it off.  Booted from
>> >> the SD, do cd /mnt.  If that's an error you probably don't have
>> >> one, so do cd / then mkdir /mnt.
>> >>
>> >> Next you need to mount each of the 2 partitions on the hard drive
>> >> to work on.  First the DOS /boot partition
>> >> mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
>> >> then edit /mnt/boot/cmdline.txt which will become /boot/cmdline.txt
>> >> then umount /mnt (cd out of it first if you're in it)
>> >> and mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
>> >> and edit /mnt/etc/fstab which will become your real fstab
>> >> umount /mnt
>> >>
>> >> After that if you shut down and pull the SD it should boot from the
>> >> hard drive.  I've used my partition numbers because I don't know
>> >> what yours are.  Here sda1 is the DOS partition, sda2 is ext4, sda3
>> >> is swap.
>> >
>> > Whereas this drive is partitioned for /boot=sda1, swap=sda2, and
>> > /=sda3
>> >
>> > but that shouldn't make a huge diff.
>> >
>> > I should rsync those two partitions before I try this.  Since I
>> > won't have the material to mount a scale on the tailstock till next
>> > week late, I need some 1/4" alu sheet for that, this might "keep me
>> > out of the bars" :)  Thanks Alan.
> rsync made a mess ( ignored filesystem diffs and boundaries) I needed a
> big mop to clean up, so after the cleanup, I did a directory by
> directory copy with the old standby, a root session of mc.
> Cheers Alan, Gene Heskett
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