[j-nsp] New flash card in M7i

Matthias Gelbhardt matthias at commy.de
Sat Mar 7 15:46:50 EST 2009


So, i have tried it today. I failed. I had put in a formatted compact  
flash, and I think that that was my failure, as the boot sequence was  
stuck on the compact flash medium. So the compact flash must not be  
formatted, it has to be blank, i.e. no partitions on it?



Am 03.03.2009 um 16:39 schrieb David Ball:

>  Once installed, your router won't boot from it, since it's blank, so
> will boot from HD as normal.  Then you should be able to issue
> 'request system snapshot partition' (ie. copy main contents of hard
> disk to flash drive).  From that point on, the CF will be your primary
> boot medium.  Any code upgrades from then on will occur on the CF
> card, so to back up that code and config in the future, you'd issue
> 'request system snapshot' to copy them to the HD, which is now your
> 'alternative' boot medium.
> David
> 2009/3/3 Matthias Gelbhardt <matthias at commy.de>:
>> Hi!
>> I would like to add a new 1 GB CF card in a M7i. I assume, there is  
>> none in
>> that device at the moment:
>> Filesystem              Size       Used      Avail  Capacity    
>> Mounted on
>> /dev/ad1s1a             217M        98M       102M       49%  /
>> devfs                   1.0K       1.0K         0B      100%  /dev
>> devfs                   1.0K       1.0K         0B      100%  /dev/
>> /dev/md0                 23M        23M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jbase
>> /dev/md1                 80M        80M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jkernel-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md2                8.8M       8.8M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jpfe-M7i-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md3                3.5M       3.5M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jdocs-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md4                 28M        28M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jroute-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md5                8.8M       8.8M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jcrypto-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md6                 37M        37M         0B      100%
>>  /packages/mnt/jpfe-common-8.5R3.4
>> /dev/md7                504M       8.0K       463M        0%  /tmp
>> /dev/md8                504M       470K       463M        0%  /mfs
>> /dev/ad1s1e              24M        20K        22M        0%  /config
>> procfs                  4.0K       4.0K         0B      100%  /proc
>> /dev/ad1s1f              18G       542M        16G        3%  /var
>> So I need one to update to 9.3R2.
>> Do I have to prepare the CF before injecting it into the router?  
>> Does it
>> have to be formatted?
>> Regards,
>> Matthias
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