Originally Posted by knc1
Creating an ext3 filesystem from the git-go can often require more ram that what you have (unless your running swap).
Create the filesystem first as an ext2 system.
Then use tune2fs to add the journal (making it an ext3 system).
Doing the file system creation in two steps like that can be done with much less free ram.
Unlike ext2 (or FAT), ext3 can be re-sized "hot" (mounted and in-use).
Very helpful! thanks as ever
Originally Posted by khseal
It's cool, but also very difficult. I do not have enough knowledge to put Debian is on Kindle Touch. It would be nice to write detailed instructions or to create a package to install ...
Hmm.. I'm looking into what it actually means.
would be the major stumbling block for those unfamiliar with creating the actual storage.
me@dev ~/ $ sudo multistrap -a armel -d /multistrap-debian-sid -f ~/SID/simple-config
Where ~/SID/simple-config is
packages=ntpdate udev lrzsz netcat telnetd
should create the file system in /multistrap-debian-sid
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/debian.ext3 bs=1M count=1280
tune2fs -i 0 -c 0 /tmp/debian.ext3
#mkdir /mnt/debian ???
mount -o loop -t ext3 /tmp/debian.ext3 /mnt/debian
EDIT: NOTE! that is 1.3 Gb you don't NEEEED one so large. I'm seeing what a good size might be.
and sudo cp -R
the contents of one into the other...
me@dev ~$ sudo mount -o loop -t ext3 /tmp/debian.ext3 /mnt/loop1
me@dev ~$ sudo cp -R /multistrap-debian-sid/* /mnt/loop1/
me@dev ~$ sudo umount /mnt/loop1
me@dev ~$ cp /tmp/debian.ext3 ~/IMAGES-FOR-DEBIAN/debian.ext3
me@dev ~$ rsync -uvL --ipv4 --ignore-times --progress --inplace ~/IMAGES-FOR-DEBIAN/debian.ext3 root@kt:/mnt/us/debian.ext3
do a umount /mnt/debian and then shove the debian.ext3 on the Kindles FAT partition... via sftp or w/e
(in progress, takes about 15 -20 mins over wifi for 1.3Gb for example, drink Tea)