new F11-for-XO1 images available for testing

rihoward1 at rihoward1 at
Wed Jul 29 01:13:34 EDT 2009

Daniel that is interesting.

My arm devices are booting directly on ubifs. One is running ubuntu  
( SheevaPlug ) and the other Fed 8 ( OpenRD Client). I am going to  
build Fed 11 this weekend for the OpenRD Client and then try and get  
the XS bits ported to it (but that is for a separate thread with  
Martin L.)

These devices use a special build of u-boot from Marvell to initiate  
the boot.

Wish I knew how to create drivers for OFW so it could boot from UBIFS.

On Jul 28, 2009, at 9:53 PM, Daniel Drake wrote:

> 2009/7/29 rihoward1 at <rihoward1 at>:
>> Any thoughts on moving from jffs to ubifs ?
>> Seems like ubifs has really improved in stability recently.
> I think we are ready to do this without too much hassle - but first
> let's wait until someone has actually made and published a build and
> offered some kind of loose commitment to doing this on a regular
> basis.
> At that point, the relevant links are:
> I think the only remaining question from the earlier work was about
> the readings given by df -- but upstream justified that behaviour, so
> that is no longer an outstanding issue.
> The work will then be to:
>  - modify the build system to build partitioned images (we need jffs2
> for /boot) -- I wonder if this will cause complications given the OLPC
> versioned filesystem layout...
>  - modify livecd-iso-to-xo to make a ubifs filesystem for the root,
> and jffs2 for boot
>  - teach dracut how to boot from UBI
> Daniel

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