Looking for "ready-to-go", compressed root fs
From: Chris (ceo_at_nospan.on.net)
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2004 16:58:23 GMT
First of all, here's what I want to try and accomplish -- it seems
reasonable to me. Then again, maybe it's not reasonable.
I'd like a small, compressed root fs on hand that I can load into a RAM
disk when booting, as an alternate boot device using boot options,
mainly as a diagnostics and tools root for using against a root on-disk
that needs a fsck or anything similiar.
I considered building something similar myself and thought, good grief,
there has to be a plethora of compressed root fs's very much like this
already built that I can just use and run in an 8, 16, 32 or even 64 mb
footprint (such as like what one might run from a USB drive, for
instance? that would work too since USB booting is an option on the
hardware I have in mind.)
Can anyone point to a good, ready-to-use compressed root fs or validate
this as a useful approach to root fs repairs/diagnositcs, etc.?
Cross-posted to c.o.l.embedded, since surely someone there would have a
useful handle on this approach (or why to avoid it and use a different