Rebuild Root

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OnEmAnArMy
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Rebuild Root

Post by OnEmAnArMy » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:04 am

Hi All
i got a 250gb edmini, first version.

i want to replace the inner harddrive with a bigger one, avoing to buy another complete nas...just another hard disk.

But i'm sure i should have to re-install the operating system on new harddisk.
is there an "automagic" way to do it?? (like an hard reset with new harddisk inside, or the upgrading software)

or i should copy the filesystem manually with dd ?

thanks in advice

rosbif
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Re: Rebuild Root

Post by rosbif » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:43 am

I know little about the EDmini v1 but there is no "automagic" way of doing this on the EDmini v2 :(
I suspect the same applies to the v1.

The internal flash memory of the EDmini v2 is very small (512 KiB) and contains essentially just U-Boot.
There is no way of fitting even just a compressed kernel :(
However I suppose that, in principle, it would be possible to "automagically" pull stuff off the Internet but AFAIK there is no support for this.

OnEmAnArMy
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Re: Rebuild Root

Post by OnEmAnArMy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:49 am

Mercì for your help rosbif ;)

so i'll try to make a copy of the root and other partitions with dd and other unix tools... i'll do next month, when exams end ;)

i'll post a report... and maybe write some "automagic-ation" script to do this ;)

have a nice day, and thanks again ;)

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