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u-boot ext4 support

Postby everphilski » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:06 pm

I found this thread


which shows as of April 2012 that there was no support for ext4 in U-Boot. Has ext4 support changed since then?
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Re: u-boot ext4 support

Postby Geoff » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:59 am

I just built a 2013.10 u-boot, which has SATA+ext4 support, for my PogoPlug Pro. I'm a novice when it comes to u-boot, so I really couldn't advise you about it.
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Re: u-boot ext4 support

Postby WarheadsSE » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:37 pm

Speaking to the OXNAS, moving forward, we might be able to support it again, however, we'll have to change the u-boot on the device to support the additional feature set.

Speaking to other platforms, it depends on the available u-boot image.
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Re: u-boot ext4 support

Postby everphilski » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:10 pm

Thanks WarheadsSE.

In my case it's a pogoplug 2. Not a big deal to reformat the drive EXT3.

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Re: u-boot ext4 support

Postby moonman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:59 pm

Just make a small boot partition that holds the kernel which is ext3/ext2. The partition can be as small as ~20Mb. The rest of the system can be whatever filesystem you like.
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