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speculatrix
post Apr 21 2007, 01:04 PM
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I've hacked around so much with my current OS on Cacko (put in bits of Mylo's libraries, bits of TomTom) that I want to start with a clean system, and thought I would take try out OZ and Angstrom.

I was looking at Angstrom install, and it says to use the original Sharp partitioning, but I don't know what that actually is; am not 100% sure of the *best* way to repartition either (I can think of several ways but which is best!)

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post Apr 21 2007, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 22 2007, 07:04 AM)
I've hacked around so much with my current OS on Cacko (put in bits of Mylo's libraries, bits of TomTom) that I want to start with a clean system, and thought I would take try out OZ and Angstrom.

I was looking at Angstrom install, and it says to use the original Sharp partitioning, but I don't know what that actually is; am not 100% sure of the *best* way to repartition either (I can think of several ways but which is best!)

Whg
thanks
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that only applies to models that install to NAND. The C3x00 models all install to MicroDrive anyway...
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post Apr 21 2007, 02:31 PM
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The original Sharp root partition in NAND is 58MB, iirc.
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post Apr 21 2007, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 21 2007, 01:04 PM)
I've hacked around so much with my current OS on Cacko (put in bits of Mylo's libraries, bits of TomTom) that I want to start with a clean system, and thought I would take try out OZ and Angstrom.

I was looking at Angstrom install, and it says to use the original Sharp partitioning, but I don't know what that actually is; am not 100% sure of the *best* way to repartition either (I can think of several ways but which is best!)

Whg
thanks
Paul
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The "standard" best way to repartition flash, is to use the Sharp NAND backup
from the hardware maintenance menu.
Having said that, Cacko doesn't ordinarily munge the NAND partition much;
its mostly a concern for pdaXrom users who set up one big 128mb root.

And, as others have said, it doesn't really apply to HDD users;
so you're probably fine.

If in doubt, just load a fresh C3100 NAND, before you install Angstrom.
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post Apr 23 2007, 05:15 AM
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thanks for all replies.. I was going to install the C1000 version, to minimise use of the microdrive and thus improve speed and battery life.
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post Apr 23 2007, 05:53 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 23 2007, 01:15 PM)
thanks for all replies.. I was going to install the C1000 version, to minimise use of the microdrive and thus improve speed and battery life.
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Flash is faster than microdrive with an linux-rp kernel, so it won't make a big difference. The different models also have different flash chips, so blindly flashing another image won't work.
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post Apr 23 2007, 11:59 AM
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QUOTE(koen @ Apr 23 2007, 02:53 PM)
Flash is faster than microdrive with an linux-rp kernel, so it won't make a big difference. The different models also have different flash chips, so blindly flashing another image won't work.
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hmm, so although the C1000 has the same amount of flash as the C3100, the OZ or Ang image won't work. good to know, thanks.
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post Apr 23 2007, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 23 2007, 07:59 PM)
QUOTE(koen @ Apr 23 2007, 02:53 PM)
Flash is faster than microdrive with an linux-rp kernel, so it won't make a big difference. The different models also have different flash chips, so blindly flashing another image won't work.
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hmm, so although the C1000 has the same amount of flash as the C3100, the OZ or Ang image won't work. good to know, thanks.
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Correct, while it has the same amount of flash, it needs a different NAND driver.
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post May 12 2007, 10:46 AM
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In the end, realising that I was installing s/w for Spitz, I simply set the partition for root to be 17MB..

it was my efforts to use the rest of the flash that resulted in me thinking I'd bricked it but luckily D+M menu saved it's life!
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post Jul 6 2007, 06:02 AM
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I'm trying Angstrom on my c860. df -h soon after installing gives me only 15.8 MB left on /, though I did install Dillo too. An earlier install, when I tried to install Abiword ran out of space.

15.8 Mb is really tiny. Is there anyway using the c860 that I can install Angstrom to my SD?

I suppose I could make ipkg just install ipks onto the SD...

Incidentally, I find that a 2GB SD card that no flavour of pdaXrom I tried ever recognised is supported out of the box.

Thanks for any help.

John
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