Last week, we had a breaktrhough creating a live (non-flashing) SD card for Lighthouses. More on that later this week, but today I have a question for ORx users.
During the live SD card development, we figured out a better format for booting the Outernet OS from SD cards which is applicable to ORx as well. The new format requires a single file to be placed on a blank SD card (similar to updating the current ORx cards), but the data and downloads would be stored directly on the SD card in a folder called
DOWNLOADS, and would be accessible to any computer or device supporting / equipped with SD card readers. It also somewhat lowers the maintenance cost for us but that’s not a big factor.
Moving to this format would imply:
- the need to extract data form the old-format SD card (unless you were using external storage)
- the need to reinitialize the new installation (setup wizard)
So the question for all ORx users is: do you think you could live with the above tradeoff?