Not sure if it qualifies for an issue at github or is an user error, hence posting here.
I believe I used to be able to indicate the desired kernel and rootfs partition size in the command line when running make, like this:
CONFIG_TARGET_KERNEL_PARTSIZE=128 CONFIG_TARGET_ROOTFS_PARTSIZE=256 make image PROFILE="generic" .... However, this doesn't seem to work anymore and results in the following error:
openwrt error: ext4_allocate_best_fit_partial: failed to allocate 4440 blocks, out of space?(tested by creating an image with enough packages to go over 104Mb) and requires editing the values in the
.config. Am I doing something wrong? Can I still set the desired partition sizes when running make without modifying
If I do modify the
.configand the image builds fine, I get the following warning:
.../staging_dir/host/bin/grub-bios-setup: warning: Your BIOS Boot Partition is under 1 MiB, please increase its size..(that's the message verbatim, it has two periods). I found this discussion in Chinese on the matter and changing 256 to 1024 on the line 56 of the
target/linux/x86/image/Makefileindeed works. I wonder if this can be replaced with the variable from
.configand/or command line instead of being hardcoded.
I could totally send a PR to replace the hardcoded value with the variable, however I do not feel confident naming said variable nor adding it to the
.config. For now I've just created a patch file to fix the Makefile before the
make command is ran.
- By default the IB creates ext4-combined-efi, ext4-combined, as well as squashfs-combined-efi and squashfs-combied. Would be great if there were different profiles for x86 to create ext4 images and squashfs images (say
generic-squashfs). It takes not an insignificant time to create the squashfs images, would be great not to waste electrons on that.