SD card flashing time

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Thu Sep 16 20:40:24 EDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:53 PM, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> I agree, this should work.  It seems about the same amount of work as
> building all images small and resizing them up on first boot.


The core idea that is interesting is having the "firstboot" be a
"special boot" that execs while still in the warehouse, instead of in
kids' hands.

Lowers risk significantly.

Maybe from a separate initrams, or from the standard one (resize2fs
and its libs aren't that large).

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