shibby 2.4 MIPSR1 - SD - File is too big to fit in MTD

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rs232, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    I'm trying to install a basic 2.4 MIPSR1 shibby 110 on my old but well kept buffalo WHR-HP-G54

    I'm particularly interested on a version running samba as I'd like this device to act as wins server.

    So I went for the:

    though when I try to install I get a File is too big to fit in MTD.

    Since the WHR-HP-G54 is a 4Mb flash and the image I'm trying to install reportedly 3.8Mb I found it a bit strange.

    Any ways I was wondering if it's possible to optimize this image just enough (remove something) to make it fit in 4Mb flash devices.


    I'm just asking as samba is a basic function for a small LAN and I can't really find an updated version of tomato running samba on 4Mb flash devices.

  2. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    ok, please tell me what i should remove from this image to save some space? SNMP? DNSCrypt?
  3. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    oh great! if SNMP is enough I would just go for that, I'm not personally using DNSCrypt but I do consider it a secondary function in case removing SNMP is not enough...

    Many thanks!
  4. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    I think that in future new builds for routers with 4MB flash will not be updated s often... the space is so limited and it brings many problems - adjust content of builds, etc...

    It is my opinion :( I have one old router for VOIP and I have same problems with space... so I use older build which is working and is stable... for VOIP it is enought
  5. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow LI Guru Member

    4MB in my opinion is now moved to the status of neutered. I would venture to guess that dev of all firmwares may drop support due to space restrictions.
  6. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    I think 4Mb still has lot to give especially for small unpretentious LAN there's virtually no visible difference between modern and old routers.
    Armand1234 likes this.
  7. PGalati

    PGalati Network Guru Member

    If you are asking for suggestions, I would suggest to remove SNMP or SDHC as I personally use dnscrypt but have to stay at 107 since it fits. My GL's run 109 but without dnscrypt but would very much like to have the option. I am currently testing OpenVPN so VPN and dnscrypt would be great in the 4MB flash build.

    What are the modules choices to remove? Thanks.
  8. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    Shibby, no pressure, but do you think we could get this compact version available from e.g. build 111?

    I do agree with PGalati on the software to be removes (SNMP+SDHC) to leave space for samba!

  9. Waester

    Waester Reformed Router Member

    I miss the old simple builds for WRT54GL. (Standard?)

    No VLAN, VPN, SNMP etc. Had more /jffs to play with. Now I got around 192 KB :/

    And going even more space and ram conservative. Is it possible to even remove IPTraffic, bandwidth monitor, web monitor and CIFS client? Or is it deeply embedded in Tomato? (Like a Tiny or Mini build)
  10. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

    Might as well install dd-wrt then since you're removing most of the unique features of Tomato, gui differences aside.
  11. Waester

    Waester Reformed Router Member

    IMO, dd-wrt is even more bloated in its cleanest form.
    And the original tomato firmware by Jonathan didn't even have these features, except bandwidth monitor and cifs client. He wanted to keep it simple and I agree with him.
    As most features can be installed either by optware or static binary.

    One of the strong points of Tomato over dd-wrt is really the QOS among other things.
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