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theb
post Dec 23 2003, 02:33 AM
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Hi,
I want to flash my c860 with the x11 rom but had a couple of questions before I do so.
Do I just follow the instructions that is on the site?
Im sure its a yes but the part where it says "760 only", Im wondering if I do that part as well considering the 860 is pretty much the same as the 760. Sorry if its a dumb question but I dont want to do anything to mess it up.

Thanks and this forum rocks!!
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post Dec 23 2003, 05:39 AM
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Well if you've downloaded one of the recent (released within the last 2 weeks) versions of the X11 ROM it autodetects the 860 properly. This is the install procedure:

1. copy the 3-4 (the 4th is actually a readme) files to the base folder of the CF card (for example straight to /mnt/cf/ or /mnt/card/ if you want to use a SD card)

2. reboot your C860 (leaving the card in), when it shows the sharp bootup screen remove the AC power, unlock the battery and remove that too.

3. Wait 5 seconds then angle the C860 to an L shape (this makes it easier to press the corresponding buttons) and rest it on it's side on your desk (with the CF slot facing upwards). Then hold down the OK key on the main keyboard with your left hand index finger and put your thumb on the same hand under the unit to help keep it pressed down and the unit steady. Then with your right hand insert the battery and flick the battery lock switch without putting the battery cover on, then press the power button. This will bring up the flashing menu.

4. Attach AC power and choose the 4th option in the low resolution menu, then choose which card you wish to flash from (it'll most likely be CF) and then select Yes on the next menu (it'll be the button on the left)

5. The Zaurus will reboot and boot from the CF card (this is how it flashes). After a minute or so you'll get a nice blue text menu system. Choose the partition menu first and when it asks for how big to make the partition type in 25 (as in 25 MB, it's all you need for this ROM, it also gives you a nice 96MB storage area for your files) and follow the instructions through. When you've done that and you're back at the main menu choose the option to flash the ROM.

5. It'll start flashing as usual, when it finishes it may or may not ask to format the internal RAM, if you get the option to do so say yes, if not you need to do it from the main menu.

6. When you've done that select the reboot option. As soon as the screen goes blank as it starts to reboot flick the battery switch back to OPEN, remove the AC power and the battery for 5 seconds, then assemble the unit back together normally.

7. When you've done that just power it up normally. You'll get a calibration screen when you first boot up, complete that and then you'll come to a X11-style login prompt (graphical). Username is root and the password is blank (so just hit enter twice when you've typed in root)..

Thats it! If you have any more questions please check out the X11 section of the FAQ on this site. Good luck smile.gif
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ScottYelich
post Dec 24 2003, 08:00 AM
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Well if you've downloaded one of the recent (released within the last 2 weeks) versions of the X11 ROM it autodetects the 860 properly. This is the install procedure:


3. Wait 5 seconds then angle the C860 to an L shape (this makes it easier to press the corresponding buttons) and rest it on it's side on your desk (with the CF slot facing upwards). Then hold down the OK key on the main keyboard with your left hand index finger and put your thumb on the same hand under the unit  to help keep it pressed down and the unit steady. Then with your right hand insert the battery and flick the battery lock switch without putting the battery cover on, then press the power button. This will bring up the flashing menu.


I guess I've been doing this wrong all this time.

I just press the "ok" button by the power button on the 700. Its easy to press and hold.
I usually do it with my middle finger (left hand?) ... and then I just press the power
button (that's right next to it) ... with my middle finger (right hand) ... I use my thumbs on the front of the device, etc. You just press and release the power button. Usually, you can just release the ok button as well, but I usually wait for the screen to come up with the menu.
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post Dec 24 2003, 08:09 AM
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I guess I've been doing this wrong all this time.

I just press the "ok" button by the power button on the 700.  Its easy to press and hold.
I usually do it with my middle finger (left hand?) ... and then I just press the power
button (that's right next to it) ... with my middle finger (right hand) ...  I use my thumbs on the front of the device, etc.  You just press and release the power button.  Usually, you can just release the ok button as well, but I usually wait for the screen to come up with the menu.


I don't think you're doing it wrong, just a different way. I do it the same way you do.. but foxdie's method is great for getting to the DM menu when it seems that you can't otherwise.
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ScottYelich
post Dec 24 2003, 08:10 AM
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I don't think I've even BEEN to the DM menu :-)

I haven't ever done a NAND dump or restore.

Scott
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