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post Jun 12 2007, 05:31 PM
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This stick thread is dedicated to SL-5500 related posts... please stay with in this topic.

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post Jun 19 2007, 08:03 PM
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chris,

too bad, i know the frustration well... let me take this opportunity to point out to anybody else that this verision does "lack" in more generally expected content areas and is definately a "project" undertaking more than something that can be installed and integrated immediately into a common busy "pda" lifestyle ....

im still going to have a go at kopi and have just been a little busy looking into toolchains right now...

and yes, it be nice to understand or have help on the issue of kernel and base pdaxrom distro upgradeing, though from what i see whith something like pdaxrom builder and its instructions/guides it can be done...


though this being said, if you have one or two apps you can find or can compile that your are happy using then this will run them fast and styilish with a *twist* wink.gif

Hayden.

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here is my thread on the matter:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=23649

and my feed/website:
http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/contribs/telemetric

more files can be found here (pdaxrom.org mirror) :

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/pdaxrom/
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chrisl
post Jun 24 2007, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE(telemetric_au @ Jun 19 2007, 10:03 PM)
chris,

too bad, i know the frustration well... let me take this opportunity to point out to anybody else that this verision does "lack" in more generally expected content areas and is definately a "project" undertaking more than something that can be installed and integrated immediately into a common busy "pda" lifestyle ....

im still going to have a go at kopi and have just been a little busy looking into toolchains right now...

and yes, it be nice to understand or have help on the issue of kernel and base pdaxrom distro upgradeing, though from what i see whith something like pdaxrom builder and its instructions/guides it can be done...


though this being said, if you have one or two apps you can find or can compile that your are happy using then this will run them fast and styilish with a *twist* wink.gif

Hayden.

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here is my thread on the matter:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=23649

and my feed/website:
http://www.telemetric.1gb.cc
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Hey, I am ecstatic at what you are doing and am watching your endeavors with great interest. I wish I could help, but my general expertise is in Filemaker Pro development and I am having to learn javascript/html at the present time (all done between 10 pm and 1:00 am!).

Thank you for what you are doing!

Chris--
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post Jun 25 2007, 08:04 AM
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Yes, I think have said this before, it is a *lot* of work to get a 5500 setup with
pdaXrom and a bunch of apps, etc..

A while back, I was thinking of an alternate approach for installation, that would
allow myself as well as other folks to very quickly setup, or "re-setup" the 5500.

The idea was based around knowing that you would be using an SD card, and thus
providing not only the normal set of files to flash with, but also providing an SD image
(TGZ) that would be extracted to a blank SD, which would be inserted before booting.

I was surprised to find out that creating the "flashable" part, was a whole can of worms
in itself. I did not realize that JFFS was so complicated, and I ended up abandoning
my plans. I was actually expecting to find something like "mkjffs", and being able to
create and easily mount it as a loop file, etc.. But what I found was that it seemed to be
very complicated, and some type of flash-emulation system had to be learned, etc..

I still maintain, that the approach would work well. A regular set of flashable files for
the kernel and the root file system, in conjunction with a TGZ to populate an SD card.
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