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Jon_J
post Nov 23 2006, 09:47 AM
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I'm going to reboot and see if Automounter mounts it automatically.
Automounter didn't mount it automatcially.
Guess I'll need to use commandline each time I mount this.

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speculatrix
post Nov 23 2006, 03:17 PM
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--deleted previous post as I'd made a complete dogs dinner--

neither the LE or BE versions of the squashfs are mountable, with or without trying "loop=/dev/loop1" :
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# mount -t squashfs -o loop /usr/mnt.rom/card/oesfforlofi.squashfs.be /dev/shm/tmp/oesfforlofi
mount: Mounting /usr/mnt.rom/card/oesfforlofi.squashfs.be on /dev/shm/tmp/oesfforlofi failed: Invalid argument
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# mount -t squashfs -o loop=/dev/loop1 /usr/mnt.rom/card/oesfforlofi.squashfs.le /dev/shm/tmp/oesfforlofi
mount: Mounting /usr/mnt.rom/card/oesfforlofi.squashfs.le on /dev/shm/tmp/oesfforlofi failed: Block device required


Hmm. I can only assume that the version of squashfs I downloaded is incompatible with the one in cacko's kernel. It's built-in, not a module in the cacko kernel, so I can't tell what version it is.
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Jon_J
post Nov 23 2006, 06:15 PM
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According to maslovsky, Cacko 1.23 includes squashfs 2.2
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=101565
Scroll down past "Release Notes" to the line that says "File Systems"
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post Nov 23 2006, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 23 2006, 08:51 AM)
Very odd. And a bit annoying. I am woindering if its an endian incompatibility between x86 and Arm - perhaps mkcramfs defaults to arm compat, and mksquashfs to x86?


X86 and the Arm on Zaurus are both little endian machines.

Craig...
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post Nov 24 2006, 05:14 AM
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@Jon_J:
Thanks for that.
I just downloaded old squashfs tools and made a small test file on linux-x86, and it mounted ok.

@cvmiller:
yeah, it was a crap theory and I was clutching at straws. I believe Arm can run in LE or BE, and it's set at power-up time, and I couldn't remember which way the Z ran. Thanks for reminder.

I'll re-try the full oesf archive as squashfs2.2 and verify
a/ it works on Z
b/ it's any smaller than cramfs (I hope after all this effort it is!!!)
c/ it works on linux-x86

thanks for your patience and help
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post Nov 24 2006, 07:16 AM
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Hooray! Yes, I now have a squashfs filesys which mounts on cacko.. so I am uploading it. It's not as small as the one made with squashfs3, but it does work. It also mounts on a linux x86 machine running squashfs3, so that's a bonus. I'll be deleting the cramfs and zip files and old squashfs images.

Antikz, can you please mirror this new squashfs file?

thanks all for time, thoughts and effort. I'll update the first post.
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Jon_J
post Nov 24 2006, 09:50 AM
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It works for me, thank you again speculatrix.
It loads faster than the unzipped archive does for me.
It took about 20 secs to go from clicking on "index.html" to loading the "Front Page" of OESF Forums. smile.gif
Clicking "Hardware Mods" took 3 secs to open that subforum.

I'm going to delete the set of files that I unzipped onto my hard drive, since these take quite a bit longer to load.

This makes the OESF Forums archive truly portable.
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post Nov 24 2006, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Nov 24 2006, 06:50 PM)
It took about 20 secs to go from clicking on "index.html" to loading the "Front Page" of OESF Forums. smile.gif
This makes the OESF Forums archive truly portable.
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Thanks for letting me know of your success. Now we've got a winning formula it'll be worth doing it again!

-- three pages devoted to one file. sigh.
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post Nov 27 2006, 03:18 PM
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Newsflash!

so, you can carry around the 21,846 documents that are the OESF forums...

so how'd you like it if you could do a full text search on those forum files? e.g. search for "cacko wifi hostap"?

yeah? yeah? got you excited? ok, maybe I'm sad, but, I have it working. I used a free-text-search program called Namazu, cross-compiled for Z, and generated the indexes on the PC.

the first step is to install a web server on your zaurus! you can do it with less than 50 lines of shells script.. follow these instructions here: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=22076

next, I'll be uploading a new squashfs which contains the namazu indices for the oesf forum lofi snapshot, and then providing the necessary enhanced web server and the namazu.cgi it uses.

--edit-- see the first posting in this discussion for details.
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post Nov 29 2006, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 24 2006, 09:16 AM)
Antikz, can you please mirror this new squashfs file?
*

Sure thing. It is done:
61.3MB ->
Yours: http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/oesfforlofi.squashfs.nmz
Mirror: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/oesfforlofi.squashfs.nmz
37.5MB ->
Yours: http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/oesfforlofi.squashfs
Mirror: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/oesfforlofi.squashfs
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post Dec 1 2006, 06:21 PM
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I've been using this OESF Forum Archive for awhile in Opera on Cacko without any problems.
But I wanted to use Netfront to open various threads so my Mom can read them.
Netfront has easier to read fonts without having to scroll sideways.
When clicking on:
C1000/3x00 General Discussions on main page in Netfront, I get the error shown in the pic below.
This error pops up, no matter what link/subforum that I click on the main page.
I pasted the error in here since you cannot read it completely in the picture.
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file://localhost/mnt/oesf/oesf/www.oesf.org/forums/lofiversion/indexe965.html?f115.html
File open error


What gives? Is there a setting that I need to change so I can browse the offline forum archive in Netfront?

Also, since Netfront won't let you browse your filesystem outside of "/Documents",
I opened this archive in Opera, then copied/pasted the path into Netfront.
Then I bookmarked it in Netfront.

EDIT: I just figured out how to "Force" Netfront to open the various threads/links.
It is a time consuming, roundabout method. sad.gif sad.gif
1. Click link, and error message dialog pops up.
2. copy/paste the entire error message into the URL bar in Netfront.
3. Delete all characters to the right of "/indexe965.html" (Starting with the question mark).
4. Now click the "goto" arrow and it will take you to the URL that was given in the error message.

Example:
Change this:
file://localhost/mnt/oesf/oesf/www.oesf.org/forums/lofiversion/indexe965.html?f115.html
to this:
file://localhost/mnt/oesf/oesf/www.oesf.org/forums/lofiversion/indexe965.html

Thank you,
Jon

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Jon_J
post Dec 1 2006, 07:16 PM
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I just opened this archive in Picsel Browser and it has no problem clicking the links/threads and opening their respective pages.

I wonder what's wrong in Netfront as above?
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post Dec 2 2006, 04:17 AM
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I think the problem with netfront is that it takes a FILE url literally, and expects to see a file with the name ending ?xxx, which of course doesn't work, because the archiving process strips the ? parameters.

there's probably only one fix for netfront, and that would be to enhance my sh-http browser to allow it to actually serve web pages rather than just be a wrapper for cgi. not too hard, I will give it some thought over the weekend.
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post Jan 12 2007, 08:57 AM
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Bump.^
Since the Zaurus line has been discontinued, any chance of a complete archive of the OESF forums?
Although this archive of the forums was a very great effort, it was incomplete.
I would hate to see all the information on these forums disappear into cyberspace..
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post Jan 12 2007, 09:23 AM
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Now I'm back from holiday, I will see if I can find time over the weekend to grab another snapshot. Hopefully this time there will be more people testing the results!
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