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@bthoven: Yes, that seems to be correct.

Using ext4 partitions greatly increases the speed of the device and the space you have for apps and data, so I recommend doing Step 3 too.
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I've updated release mod to 0.2 - anyone brave enough to try

Perhaps some future request? - I'm quite happy with this what I've made so far and have no real, big ideas for next releases (perhaps this adhoc and clean OC).
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I've updated release mod to 0.2 - anyone brave enough to try

Perhaps some future request? - I'm quite happy with this what I've made so far and have no real, big ideas for next releases (perhaps this adhoc and clean OC).
Ahm... yes, will do, but not before 5 hours from now. I need my linux vm to replace the files on the first ext4 partition, and I don't have access to it from here.

Are you sure about 50 MiByte swap? Seems akward low to me. Or did you just miss the second zero after the 50?

One thing I think would be very useful: IPtables support. Otherwhise adblock doesn't work.
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so is it worthwhile upgrading my current class 4 microsd card to something better? given that the benchmarks i have run on the card (currently fat32) within my 101 are hideous compared to benchmarking the same card from a different device (desire/pc)
 
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i think i am gonna try getting root like bthoven explained,but it all sounds a bit hard for me,but I'll try my luck.

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Are you sure about 50 MiByte swap? Seems akward low to me. Or did you just miss the second zero after the 50?
Nope - it's not mistake. Since Android has autokiller for tasks, usually it will first kill then let it go swap. Like for now I've newer been able to use more then 50MiB of swap. Try it out - (free command in sh).

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One thing I think would be very useful: IPtables support. Otherwhise adblock doesn't work.
It's already there in 0.2 (/usr/local/bin/iptables) - haven't mentioned it because I've disabled it in kernel (I had not idea it can be useful on Archos) - will put it back in next rel.
 
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Nope - it's not mistake. Since Android has autokiller for tasks, usually it will first kill then let it go swap. Like for now I've newer been able to use more then 50MiB of swap. Try it out - (free command in sh).


It's already there in 0.2 (/usr/local/bin/iptables) - haven't mentioned it because I've disabled it in kernel (I had not idea it can be useful on Archos) - will put it back in next rel.
From what I experienced my swap was used for one or two MiBytes worth of bits, but I didn't measure it during heavy duty. Will see if I can crank it up by starting some games, the amiga emulator and a web browser with some complex pages opened. Anyhow, with at least 8 GiBytes flash memory onboard and even more on sd cards, I don't see the point in keeping it so low. Doesn't hurt to have more around like, say 256 MiByte.

iptables are essential for adblock and droidwall. Both are very useful to keep traffic low and apps away from the internet.
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I've updated release mod to 0.2 - anyone brave enough to try

Perhaps some future request? - I'm quite happy with this what I've made so far and have no real, big ideas for next releases (perhaps this adhoc and clean OC).
I should be getting my new Archos delivered today and will try. Thats as brave as you can get

Ideas for next release
1) Probably script some of the steps so that they are easier for folks like me. I am from IT but still a bit confused by what we are doing because I am not familiar with tablets or linux/android.
2) Start thinking of a custom ROM - Would that be possible?
 
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iptables are essential for adblock and droidwall. Both are very useful to keep traffic low and apps away from the internet.
Have you tried this method (changing DNS address of some add servers in /etc/hosts - so system can't connect to them and get adds?) - since it's rooted it should work easily.

btw. I've recompiled and checked for adds - iptables works without a problem (ver 0.3)
 
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damn with no knowledge of linux its harder than i thought.
1st thing i dont know how how create the sd card(do i need linux for this,or is it possible with windows)
tried bthoven step but i think something wrong there.
He creates the card after getting root,but how can i start the rooted android without the sd card.
I followed his step till point 17,but other than the archos logo showing up nothing happens.
But till this point i didnt even use the rootfs.tar.gz so how should something boot up,just with flashing the kernel and initramfs.cpio.gz,because i believe i need the rootfs.tar.gz extracted on the created sd,or am i wrong?

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