Is there a guide for squashfs build creating a data parition?

Hello!,

Currently using x86-64 uefi ext4-combined.img.gz with a expanded root parition.

I want to switch to the squashfs build for easy release updates, factory reset, etc.

Is there a easy to follow guide to creating a data partition for squashfs builds?

you should never update packages, https://openwrt.org/meta/infobox/upgrade_packages_warning

it's generic, non openwrt specific, use fdisk + mkfs, unless you mean inside the squashfs.

nothing, if they're not stored in the squashfs, you will however still need to reinstall them.

probably need to set it up as in https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/additional-software/extroot_configuration

(try adding some air into your mass of text, it's barely readable).

Even using luci? If you do not update packages how do you get the security patches or bug fixes for packages?

Yes, I will be using squashfs image as it seems to be the closest to router releases with openwrt updates and factory reset options.

Will previous packages need to be deleted or will openwrt ignore them since there is now a new parition for packages?

Thank you, ill read into this. Would using image builder be less time consuming and easier route?

Sorry about that. Ill go edit it.

install newer release, usually.
yes, there are some occasions when a package should be updated, but they are rare.

if it's a must for you, then yes ...

since we're talking squashfs, then I'd assume they'll be wiped.

for reinstalling the packages yes, but not for extending the squashfs, I don't think it's capable of doing it.

thnx

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