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> Rc 10 On C3000 With Dual Boot, with minor glitches
post Jun 29 2005, 07:34 AM
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Ok just managed to have a dual boot on my c3000 with Qtopia and PdaXrom Rc 10
Here's a quick How-To :
1) get the root-akita archive from root-akita-rc10

2) get the gtar package (as tar won't be able to extract with good permissions) and the pivot_root program from the Dual_C760 archive here

3) get the init file from here

4) extract the root of pdaxrom on your hdd3 after reformating it to ext3 following instructions from here

bzip2 -d root-akita*
gtar xvpf root-akita*
cd /hdd3/root-akita
cp -a * /hdd3
cd ..
gtar xvpf root/.var*
gtar xvpf root/.home*
gtar xvpf root/.dev*
rm -r tmp
mkdir tmp

5) let's go for the finish line
cd to the path where you downloaded and extracted the init script and the pivot_root program
mount -o remount,rw /
rm -f /sbin/init
cp init /sbin
cp /sbin/chroot /hdd3/sbin/
cp pivot_root /sbin/
cp pivot_root /hdd3/sbin/

then you'll have to edit /hdd3/usr/lib/ipkg/info/bluez-utils.postinst and comment the pcmcia restart line

and then ... just reboot and if everything went fine you'll have a menu asking you 1) Qtopia , 2)/dev/hda3 or 3) CF card (yes, it may even be possible to use it from a CF card but I haven't played with it as I haven't a CF card to use for it and I want to use my CF slot for wifi

during first boot it will take time for all the postinstalls process, then ask you for a login, type root, then source /etc/profile and finally mount /dev/pts before startx wink.gif

DISCLAIMER : ONLY DO THIS IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, I MAY NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR ZAURUS FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS blablabla ... these are only instructions that I gathered from lots of different places (including lot of japanese google-translations) to be able to use pdaXrom on my c3000 without chrooting or using vnc

there are a few problems with this method :
1) each time you'll type a command in the console you'll have a message about "using fallback suid method"
2) if your zaurus get into sleep mode the hd spin down and don't seem to be able to recover and you'll need to reboot
3) a few programs are not working (only one I found so far not to work were the OSS mixer)
4) lots of messages during boot time as ldconfig complaining about X libs not being symlinks ... but it don't seem to be a real problem

btw I haven't tested it on a long time so there may be other bugs

maybe someone will be able to figure out a better tutorial out of these infos ... I'm not good at writing long tutorials in english wink.gif (and once again these are just info gathered from other forums so maybe someone could make something better out of these ideas wink.gif)

Hope it will help some people to have pdaXrom working on their c3000 btw ^^
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ThC   Rc 10 On C3000 With Dual Boot   Jun 29 2005, 07:34 AM
vc24   Hi ThC! Thanks for description! I've ...   Jul 5 2005, 07:59 AM
Da_Blitz   anyone got the init files, it might be a good idea...   Jul 6 2005, 08:10 PM
Da_Blitz   found it after a bit of diging, download the init ...   Jul 6 2005, 08:19 PM
oncle-dave   Helo, Is'It possible to Install this dual boo...   Jul 16 2005, 01:18 AM
ThC   well, there's a hint in the init script about ...   Jul 16 2005, 04:04 AM
oncle-dave   Thank you for your answers. I have try. The Zaur...   Jul 17 2005, 08:32 AM
pgas   QUOTEThere are still few problems with apps (e.g.,...   Jul 17 2005, 11:22 AM
vc24   QUOTE(pgas @ Jul 17 2005, 11:22 AM)The networ...   Jul 19 2005, 06:03 AM
samxiao   how do i do it in C1000?   Jul 18 2005, 07:56 AM
omro   QUOTE(samxiao @ Jul 18 2005, 07:56 AM)how do ...   Jul 19 2005, 04:13 AM
badog   i can't download:init.bz2 so i do it : D+B+re...   Jul 23 2005, 10:34 AM
cattin   Over the weekend I tried installing pdaxrom on my ...   Jul 25 2005, 12:03 AM
badog   i have installed dual-root (SD) in my c1000. but ...   Jul 25 2005, 01:11 AM
duwei   How can I make it on the c1000? I know little abot...   Jul 25 2005, 05:41 AM
kiwi   i'm banging my head to get this working. grrr ...   Jul 31 2005, 09:09 PM
vc24   QUOTE(kiwi @ Jul 31 2005, 09:09 PM)i'm ba...   Aug 4 2005, 10:55 PM
penguinsam   May I know is there any rooted pdaxrom rc10 for C7...   Aug 29 2005, 11:09 PM
comman   I've followed all the instructions above to in...   Oct 19 2005, 11:21 PM
urielka   can it be used to boot OZ from SD on C1000 with Pd...   Oct 20 2005, 03:39 AM
juanitomaille   It was very hard for me to arrive to the '#...   Oct 24 2005, 02:21 AM
juanitomaille   ok I formatted, reinstalled Cacko 1.23b1 before re...   Oct 28 2005, 02:53 AM
juanitomaille   ok it works but I must plug my Wifi CF asus WL110 ...   Oct 29 2005, 05:00 AM

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