Kernel partition

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed Nov 21 10:04:11 EST 2001

felix at said:
>  I'd like to create 2 partitions on my flash disk: kernel partition
> (where kernel image resides) and normal ext2 partition. I was thinking
> of using fdisk and creating an ext2 partition at some offset from the
> start of the disk, thus reserving space for kernel partition. Will
> this work, or some other technique is required ? 

No. You can't just put an ext2 filesystem on flash - at least not safely. 
You need either a translation layer to pretend to be a normal block device, 
or more usefully a real filesystem designed for use on flash, like JFFS2.


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