Using USB Storage as Rootfs: /etc is readonly after new upgarde to 0.0.6 b275



  • Just received my new Omegas and am very pleased. Now I am trying to enlarge the root file system so that I can start development, and decided to try using the

    I am trying to implement a 32GB USB stick as a root /overlay, and my /etc file system is read-only, so I can't modify the /etc/config/fstab file appropriately to enable /overlay.

    FYI, I earlier attempt to install Python in the 16MB root and of coarse ran out of space (what a dummy!) Now I don't know how to reclaim this space from the broken Python installation. I don't know if this is related to the read-only condition mentioned above.

    Lastly, if I simply wanted to go back to the state of a factory new Open WRT installation and start again, how would I go about that? I ask because I have five new Omegas and intend to brick at least some of them :-)



  • @Seth-Hall

    Lastly, if I simply wanted to go back to the state of a factory new Open WRT installation and start again, how would I go about that? I ask because I have five new Omegas and intend to brick at least some of them :-)

    Look at the Wiki entry on how to reset firmware with the ethernet expansion.

    Good luck!


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