Nano with 8GB / 16GB cards: How to?



  • Hi again!

    A general question: Is it an awful lot of work to make an 8 GB and/or 16 GB nano image available for download? Or is there any "easy" way to do it by oneself? Or should I ask this in the bounty section of the forum?

    Thanxs in advance!

    chemlud



  • Anyone? Just one or two sentences why not? ???



  • euhm… why? the 4GB img can be installed easily on larger storage. You just end up with unused space...
    If you must, I have seen some similar threads here, but they took the approach: resizing the partitions. Some good knowledge of UFS was in order though. And no, sorry, I'm not your man on this  :-\

    A bounty might get more attention...



  • Cards are getting bigger and cheaper and the larger the partition the lower the wear-out due to repeated use of cells? Just a short version of reasons.

    But you might be correct, a bounty might be more adequate, however, how much work is it, I have no idea…

    Would there be anyone else interested in this?

    Would that be a recurringissue with every new version of pfSense or can it be recycled for the future?



  • Nano does hardly write on on the card, most things happen in RAM.
    And, as the cards are getting cheaper (as you say), for what you would pay the bounty one can by lots of cards imho  ;D

    But, to each his own (your reason is as good as any ;)), some info if you should want to persist:

    https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/nanobsd/
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=78870.msg431126#msg431126
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=76976.msg419631#msg419631

    Good luck & keep us posted !



  • … r/w happenz with packages installed  ;)

    Why not minizing the risk for system going down by just increasing the size?

    btw. this "each his own" has some kind of history, I don't really like that.

    I will give it a try, however, some other projects first in queue  :)





  • @chemlud:

    btw. this "each his own" has some kind of history, I don't really like that.

    Sorry to hear that, rest assured it is not my intend to provoke you in any way. This is not my native language, I was merely trying to say that you will have you reasons, and that's why I posted some urls for reading.
    Don't get mad…



  • If your native language is the same as mine, you should be aware of what I'm thinking of ;-)

    Takes a lot more to make me get mad :-D

    Had a look at your links, apparently nobody was successful on this yet. I even had problems to get the CF card mounted on BSD installation, I'm not a freak with this at all… That's why I asked here in the forum, I get paid to solve problems (in my field of experience), so why not asking for help when I'm definitely not a pro.

    I still think (and now even more) that the solution can only be an increased .img right from the start, everything else is apparently a mess. I would pay for that, especially if there were others also interested in this. But I wonder what would be a fair price, therefore I asked: How much work would it be? Maybe someone can give me a hint (or PM me, if this is not for the forum)

    Many thanks in advance

    chemlud



  • @chemlud:

    Cards are getting bigger and cheaper and the larger the partition the lower the wear-out due to repeated use of cells? Just a short version of reasons.

    This isn't correct.  All modern cards I've encountered will wear-level across all cells, regardless of how large your partitions are.  Using partitions larger than you need can actually prevent wear-leveling from happening correctly depending on how your file system handles deletes.


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