Hello folks, after searching around a lot and trying to get some information from the hardware vendor, I found this topic.
I notice that a lot of the links in post are dead, and I’m not sure how to proceed. Any help would be really appreciated! I am going to post a different thread going in to detail about what I’m trying to achieve but in short:
I have mutiple boards with Linaro installed (model # 6309 SBC https://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/single-board-computers-sbc/qualcomm-snapdragon-410-inforce-6309-micro-sbc).
I have setup one board with all the settings/configuration etc that I want. Now I want to clone an image of this board as it stands, so that I could write that image to the other boards without having to go through every installation/configuration step again on all the boards one by one.
- I took one board that had Linaro installed from the factory and installed all the libraries that I needed.
- I configured and set up these libraries for my application.
- I installed my application and configured everything to work with it.
- At this point, I want to freeze this image as it stands into an image file(s).
- I want to then reuse this image file(s) for all my other boards so that I could somehow write this image to the other boards and have them ready to go.
What if I copied the userdata partition from the board, and just overwrote that partition on all the other boards? Would that allow me to achieve what I need? I know one of the responses above advises against it, but do I have an alternative?
If coying userdata works, what would be the best way to achieve that? How would I talk to the board to achieve this? (fastboot? dd?)
This is new territory for me and I would really appreciate any guidance in the right direction.
Their documentation talks about taking a clean image, modifying it, and creating another image from it, but I’m unable to get a definitive response about whether I can achieve what I described above.
On an x86/amd64 computer this would be very straightforward, clone the hard drive, and use that image to write it out to other similar hardware.
Again, I would really appreciate any help on the topic, thank you!