I ordered a N5105 mini-pc with i226 to use OpenWRT. It has 8 GB ram and 128 GB SSD. I want to install it but couldnt choose the image file. Can you help me with it?
if you want to extend the root FS post install, I'd pick the ext4 efi combined image.
ext4 extends easier, but you can't use in place upgrades, like on a router, in that
scenario, you'd want the squashfs.
the standalone kernel + rootfs, would be if you have dual boot set up, or want to
change the default install in some other way.
- Is the device BIOS or UEFI?
- Do you want to be able to reset to defaults?
- Do you wish to resize/enlarge the OpenWrt partition?
Commonly - one of the combined images should work for most use cases.
Question: Is it possible to make the squashfs for x86 one bigger? Now PC memory is usually at least a few gigs even with older hardware, it would be good if we can have > 200M space in order to install more packages.
you can, but it's more complicated than with ext4, and the FS will be shrunk back to the original size, during next upgrade/"flash", unless you start building your own images, with the size you want.
I mean the image released by dev team, if it can come with a larger one by default then it would be great.
I mean it too, and it won't.