Besides, Scott is absolutely right. If you are working with some peripheral storage device, unmounting or syncing is something to keep in mind.


On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:04 AM, Trung Hoang <trungiee@gmail.com> wrote:
I made a silly error. I created /media/rootfs as a directory and i was untaring to that directory not the actual SD card's rootfs partition.

Explains why extracting was so fast..

Good to confirm the behaviour!


On 25/01/2013, at 1:05 AM, jumpnowdev <scott@jumpnowtek.com> wrote:

> You understand it correctly, root is on the ext3 partition.
>
> Two things you might look at.
>
> When the SD card is in the plugged into the workstation and you create files
> on it,
> are you unmounting the SD card before pulling it out?
>
> With the SD card in the Gumstix and you create a new file, where are you
> writing?
> Some of the directories are mounted as temporary/memory only filesystems and
> are not backed by the SD card.
>
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