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penguinsam
post Apr 21 2005, 12:56 PM
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For those who want to stick with Cacko 1.22 but also want to have a taste on pdaXrom without touching NAND or whatsoever (It's me tongue.gif ), here are some sharings on how I dualboot my Zaurus C760.

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Firstly, for sure, you need to have Cacko 1.22 with hotfix installed: Get Cacko here

Secondly, get an ext2 or ext3 formatted SD card. To obtain, simply follow this guide: Step-by-step CF/SD fdisk/formatting for newbies. Remember to unplug and plug the SD again to remount.

Then, download the scripts required: Dual_C760.zip. Unzip and place them on the machine, for instance, I place all the extracted files at /home/zaurus/Documents

Download the pdaXrom tarball: either pdaX-SD.tar.gz or pdaX-1.0.5-SD.tar.gz. I am not sure whether the latter is the real 1.0.5. Let's pick this one.

Transfer and extract the tarball to the root of SD card. To do this, you need to have gtar installed in order to let the system understand the "p" flag to preserve permissions, the gtar package is included in Dual_C760.zip:

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$ su
# ipkg install /home/zaurus/gtar_1.13.25-1_arm.ipk
# cd /mnt/card/
# gtar -zxvpf pdaX-1.0.5-SD.tar.gz


Next, follow these steps:

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# mount -o rw,remount /
# mkdir /sbin/sys
# cp /sbin/init /sbin/sys/init
# rm /sbin/init
# cp /home/zaurus/init /sbin/init
# cp /home/zaurus/pivot_root /sbin/pivot_root
# chmod +x /sbin/init
# chmod +x /sbin/pivot_root


Since there are changes on the filesystem in Cacko 1.22, line 12 in the /sbin/init script needs to be altered:

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mount -n -r -t cramfs /boot/usr.bin /usr -o loop


to

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mount -n -r -t squashfs /boot/usr.bin /usr -o loop


I also attached the modified /sbin/init script, for the sake of convenience.

It's nearly the end, remount / as read-only and reboot:

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# mount -o ro,remount /
# reboot


Your Zaurus should now boot into pdaXrom with SD plugged in, and boot into Cacko otherwise. When booted into pdaXrom, login as root and issue startx.
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Although this guide may looks idiot, like me, I did put a hard effort on dualbooting my Z (Stu should know, Many thanks biggrin.gif ). I hope someone can benefit from it. Corrections and suggestions are welcome.
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penguinsam
post Apr 25 2005, 06:31 AM
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Rather than the mouse pointer offset issue pointed out by numeric, there are still some problems to be fixed, one is that when booted to Cacko, extra mount points appear, it's better to illustrate with the aid of these screenshots:

1. Mount table before setting up dualboot


2. Mount table after setting up dualboot


3. Extra "Temporary Storage" in Files tab


4. "Internal Flash" goes to "/home"


5. "Temporary Storage" goes to "/home/zaurus/Documents"


I tried looking at the dualboot init script, and found that this problem may due to the unsuccess in unmounting some mount points.

I am suspecting line 30 and 31 of the init script:

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umount /dev >/dev/null 2>&1
umount /proc >/dev/null 2>&1


numeric, have you got the same problem?
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penguinsam   Dualboot Idiot Guide   Apr 21 2005, 12:56 PM
numeric   Thanks for your guide! I want to know where ...   Apr 21 2005, 10:06 PM
penguinsam   Sorry I linked the wrong file and have updated. Pl...   Apr 22 2005, 12:16 AM
ScottYelich   http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/cacko/pdaXrom/dual-boo...   Apr 22 2005, 08:29 AM
offroadgeek   This seems really cool, but I'm wondering how ...   Apr 22 2005, 08:55 AM
ScottYelich   well, it's load time... I don't mind load ...   Apr 22 2005, 09:18 AM
penguinsam   QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Apr 23 2005, 01:18 AM)wel...   Apr 22 2005, 11:02 PM
numeric   I run pdaxrom on SD now, however the mouse pointer...   Apr 24 2005, 10:48 PM
penguinsam   QUOTE(numeric @ Apr 25 2005, 02:48 PM)I run p...   Apr 25 2005, 12:47 AM
penguinsam   Rather than the mouse pointer offset issue pointed...   Apr 25 2005, 06:31 AM
numeric   Yap, me too. Got exactly the same problem under CA...   Apr 25 2005, 05:25 PM
numeric   And one more problem. I found out that the battery...   Apr 25 2005, 05:30 PM
penguinsam   QUOTE(numeric @ Apr 26 2005, 09:30 AM)And one...   Apr 26 2005, 08:33 PM
omro   Would this work on a C1000 with the stock Sharp RO...   Jun 20 2005, 02:20 AM
omro   Hi there, I'm hoping this will work with my C1...   Jun 23 2005, 12:18 AM
pgas   QUOTEthe gtar package is included in Dual_C760.zip   Jun 23 2005, 12:26 AM
omro   Yup, I spotted that in the end, I'd not unzipp...   Jun 23 2005, 01:25 AM
erikqwerty   Hey! Could anybody tell me how I can use a CF ...   Jul 1 2005, 04:57 PM
erikqwerty   QUOTE(erikqwerty @ Jul 2 2005, 12:57 AM)Hey...   Jul 2 2005, 08:56 AM
wjping119   QUOTE(erikqwerty @ Jul 2 2005, 12:57 AM)Hey...   Mar 4 2006, 02:17 AM
ferdinauta   Is it possible to do the dualboot with PdaXRom RC1...   Mar 3 2006, 05:02 AM
law   QUOTE(ferdinauta @ Mar 3 2006, 05:02 AM)Is it...   Mar 3 2006, 05:19 AM
ferdinauta   QUOTE(law @ Mar 3 2006, 02:19 PM)QUOTE(ferdin...   Mar 3 2006, 07:15 AM
gab74   is it possible to install PDAXROM on the microdriv...   Mar 8 2006, 12:21 PM


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