Kernel partition

Felix Radensky felix at
Wed Nov 21 10:54:50 EST 2001


Thanks, David. I know I need some translation layer, and I have a driver
that provides it. My concern is disk partitioning. Will the method I described

work ? Will I be able to use dd to copy kernel image to kernel partition on
device ?



David Woodhouse wrote:

> 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.
> --
> dwmw2

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