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post Jul 1 2007, 12:10 PM
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I figured I'd post this to the forums & clear up some misconceptions. First off, if you look back in the thread on the tkcrom w/ home on sd thread, I had posted back in November that I had modified the tkcroms v1 & v2 to use the modified 2 gig sd module and hadn't had any problems testing them. I also modified the stock sharp rom 3.13 the same way. I didn't really do anything special here. All I did was take the /root/etc/rc.d/rs.sysinit script from the TKC V2 ROM & put them in the other 2 roms. I also just swapped out the sd module for the newer one. Extracting the rom on a linux box is pretty simple & just copy'ing some files then doing a mkcramfs on the extracted directory. Nothing special. biggrin.gif I just wanted to have that stuff in rom so I didn't have to add it after the fact. I'm attaching the initrd.bin files here so that way anyone can try them out. I also used the same prep-sd script mentioned in the tkcrom thread, version 5. I didn't modify it in anyway. Last thing. I've read in a few of the threads about trying to use the 2 gig sd module on other Z's. I don't recommend you try this. unsure.gif It's not going to work. If you searched the forums, you'll notice that the 5000/5500 Z's don't have a "standard" sd slot like the 5600 and above. That's why OZ versions prior to the 2.6 kernel had to use the same sd module that either came w/ the stock 5500 rom or the modified one mentioned above. I have 5 different Z's and I like them all, but I'll hardly claim to be an expert. cool.gif I hope the files will be useful to someone. If you have any questions, feel free to add to the post.
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Attached File  initrd.bin_sharprom3.13_sl5500.sd.home.2g.sd.fix.gz ( 13.93MB ) Number of downloads: 120
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post Aug 20 2007, 01:09 AM
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Pardon the newbie question, but where do you get the zImage that goes with these initrds?
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post Aug 20 2007, 02:57 AM
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QUOTE(ducttape @ Aug 20 2007, 09:09 AM)
Pardon the newbie question, but where do you get the zImage that goes with these initrds?

cool.gif One size fits all!

I mean that any sharprom compatible zImage is usable with these initrds. For example the cacko one, the tkc one etc.

However, if you are already using sharp 3.13 you don't need a zImage file, you can simply flash with the initrd file on your cf card and the xaurus will run the new initrd and the zImage that it already has. biggrin.gif

If you want to use the tkc initrd and feel some religious urge to use the zImage that was originally used with the tkc rom then try this link:-tkc files

wink.gif Another tip for you, put the details of your zaurus and which rom you are using in your signature. It helps people to give you relevant answers to any questions. cool.gif

PS biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Thanks for the sticky InSearchOf biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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