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Re: Proposal for making raspberry pi and similar systems easier to install

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Andy Ruhl  <acruhl%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>Filesystem         Size       Used      Avail %Cap Mounted on
>/dev/ld0a          558M       547M       -17M 103% /
>tmpfs              624K       188K       436K  30% /dev
>/dev/ld0e           52M       7.5M        44M  14% /boot
>kernfs             1.0K       1.0K         0B 100% /kern
>ptyfs              1.0K       1.0K         0B 100% /dev/pts
>procfs             4.0K       4.0K         0B 100% /proc
>It's true that something probably should be done.
>In the specific case of the Raspberry Pi, it would be nice to just
>boot a regular sysinst from an SD card, then do the install to a USB
>disk of some sort (since you can get ones with large storage). At that
>point I wouldn't mind leaving a small SD card in the machine whose
>sole purpose is to boot  and mount root from the USB disk. Or I
>suppose the hardware could possibly be hacked to boot directly from
>But for other devices which don't have a nice console, I completely
>agree. What you said is easier than trying to get a console and
>netboot a ramdisk kernel or something. That is a large barrier to

It is trivial to fix. First remove "log" from the root partition and reboot.
(there is a bug that makes mount -u -o nolog / crash). After you reboot...

# shutdown // to single user

# disklabel -i ld0
A<enter>        // autosize
unused: <enter>
start: <enter>
end: $<enter>   // resize to physical
4.2BSD: <enter>
start: <enter>
end: $<enter>   // or to whatever you want to resize.

# resize_ffs /dev/rld0a // to the size of the partition you set.

power off, no syncing.
Don't add back -o log, it makes things crash on the nightly run. I've
been running with.


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