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Testing 1.2.3 embedded
« on: March 27, 2009, 09:03:33 am »
First time post, been lurking for a while  :)

After reading the wiki, the forum posts here and in the 2.0 alpha forum, I'm still confused on how to install 1.2.3 for testing on embedded devices.

No big problems so far with full installs and upgrades.

I tried 1.2.2 embedded to 1.2.3 upgrade using the console, but that failed, on reboot it could not find the kernel.

Then I tried the platform change trick, with same results.

The only success I had was installing from the cd, selecting the embedded kernel, upgrade to the latest snapshot, then do the platform change, but I'm not sure if this is the way to do it since the partitions are mounted as rw and if I change fstab to mount them as ro, I get dirty disk warnings on every reboot.

How do we get 1.2.3 embedded properly installed?
How do we upgrade to the latest snapshots?

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Re: Testing 1.2.3 embedded
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 09:43:12 am »
The supported answer is to pull the cf card and write the 1.2.3 embedded image to it.
Currently, embedded upgrade is broken. I have had success in taking a 1.2.2 image, re-sizing it to 1GB, changing the platform, rebooting, upgrading to 1.2.3, changing the platform back, rebooting again. As always, YMMV.

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Re: Testing 1.2.3 embedded
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 10:13:55 am »
Currently, embedded upgrade is broken....

Ok, that explains a lot  ;D
Thanks, i'll give that a try next.

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Re: Testing 1.2.3 embedded
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 05:55:12 pm »
The supported answer is to pull the cf card and write the 1.2.3 embedded image to it.
Currently, embedded upgrade is broken. I have had success in taking a 1.2.2 image, re-sizing it to 1GB, changing the platform, rebooting, upgrading to 1.2.3, changing the platform back, rebooting again. As always, YMMV.

Hi

I thought the reason that embedded upgrade fails is the size of "/tmp", which is a RAM disk.  /tmp isn't big enough to hold the upgrade image, at least not on my system (ALIX 2D3).  Is this not correct?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Testing 1.2.3 embedded
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 09:09:05 pm »
A better question is when will 1.23 be released for good.  I need to deploy a couple embedded firewalls in the field and I'm just waiting now.