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> Need Help Flashing My 5500, cf probs, os probs, u name it...
post Jan 21 2006, 10:24 AM
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I recently got a Zaurus 5500 with a 64 MB CF card.
I want to wipe everything on it and flash it with a new ROM. I'm only just getting started with the Zaurus so I don't really mind which ROM I install to start with, OpenZaurus or Sharp (though knowledge on how to do both would be great!).

At the moment, I am trying to flash it with the latest Sharp ROM. I have copied the Ospack file to the root of the CF card (there are no other files on it), put it in the zaurus, did the C+D reset.

The mail and battery lights then just proceeded to flash constantly and nothing ever happened.

I'm not sure if the CF card is the problem as it can be read in the Zaurus and on my PC via my card reader.

Current Setup:

Opie veriosn 1.2.0
Linux Kernel version 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix-3.5.3
OpenZaurus 3.5.3

Although OpenZaurus is installed, there is almost no room left on the Zaurus for additional software - is there a way to strip down or reinstall the OS to minimum so I can get more space?

Please can anyone help me with these issues?

Thanks and my apologies that these questions probably appear very stupid!
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post Jan 21 2006, 12:18 PM
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fat16 partition... not ext. it wont work with any other partition.
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post Jan 21 2006, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for your input guys,

I will try flashing using the latest openzaurus files.

Does anyone know the shortcut for entering the maintenance menu on the Zaurus 5500? I tried the OK + Cancel at powerup but it just boots in normally.

Also, when formatting my flash card in windows, I get the option to format at FAT or FAT32, not specifically 16. Is this a problem? If so, how would I go about formatting as FAT 16?

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Zub   Need Help Flashing My 5500   Jan 21 2006, 10:24 AM
chal   I think that the procedure for flashing is differe...   Jan 21 2006, 11:43 AM
Cresho   fat16 partition... not ext. it wont work with any...   Jan 21 2006, 12:18 PM
Zub   Thanks for your input guys, I will try flashing u...   Jan 21 2006, 04:43 PM
chal   QUOTE(Zub @ Jan 22 2006, 12:43 AM)Thanks for ...   Jan 21 2006, 06:09 PM
Zub   ok guys - I formatted my CF card to FAT format in...   Jan 22 2006, 05:37 AM
tombraider   Try a different CF card if you can... QUOTE(Zub ...   Jan 22 2006, 07:12 AM
lardman   QUOTEI then renamed them to zImage.bin and initrd....   Jan 22 2006, 05:40 AM
Zub   Thanks Si, I renamed the zImage file but still ge...   Jan 22 2006, 05:55 AM
Zub   unfortunately I don't have another CF card - a...   Jan 22 2006, 12:25 PM
lardman   You're right, an SD card can't be used to ...   Jan 22 2006, 01:08 PM
Zub   Thanks for the info Si, Could you please tell me ...   Jan 22 2006, 01:49 PM
lardman   Easiest to do it on the Zaurus (though you'll ...   Jan 23 2006, 02:28 AM
Zub   I have installed fdisk on my Zaurus- Could you tel...   Jan 23 2006, 10:52 AM
Zub   I attempted to follow the tutorial on https://ww...   Jan 23 2006, 10:54 AM
jfv   QUOTE(Zub @ Jan 23 2006, 01:54 PM)I attempted...   Jan 23 2006, 11:41 AM
Zub   I had no luck formatting the CF card or using it t...   Jan 25 2006, 03:51 PM
tombraider   Great! I LOVE happy endings. QUOTE(Zub ...   Jan 25 2006, 04:20 PM
technojunkie   QUOTE(Zub @ Jan 25 2006, 11:51 PM)I had no lu...   May 12 2006, 01:50 PM
telemetric_au   just read the thread after having the same problem...   Apr 3 2006, 07:25 PM
jdralphs   QUOTE(Zub @ Jan 21 2006, 04:43 PM)Does anyone...   Feb 22 2007, 05:44 PM

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