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post Oct 4 2007, 12:53 PM
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cool.gif I'm copying a post of ZDevil here. I think the topic deserves a thread of its own! biggrin.gif

ZDevil wrote:

Actually installing Debian can be as easy as installing Cacko, pdaXrom (non-uboot versions) and Angstrom.

There is an alternative way to install it without using networking.

*** The "10-step-self-help guide to enjoying a popular penguin" ***

Just start from here: http://www.bigbridgezau.sakura.ne.jp/dev/debian/

#1 Download 4 things and copy them to the root of SD:
zImage-2.6.17-cpufreq-fastfpe.bin OR zImage-2.6.20-cpufreq.bin (This is the kernel; rename it to zImange.bin)
hddrootfs.tar.gz (This is the base system and Etch; rename it to hdimage1.tgz)

#2 Reboot the Z while pressing [OK] to enter the flash menu

#3 Just flash as usual by choosing "4" and then "SD" and then "Y"

#4 If things go well (they should), then kernel will flash and the big tarball will decompress to /dev/hda1. This may take an hour.

#5 Installation will complete itself and reboot the machine. Debian is ready to go!

#6 You can then do the postinstallation steps as descibed in "After installation" in the titchy linux wiki: http://wiki.neilandtheresa.co.uk/Titchy_Linux/Installing

#7 To upgrade from Etch ("stable" but a bit dated) and Lenny ("testing" and the new stuff), change "etch" to "lenny" in /etc/apt/sources.list

#8 apt-get update

#9 apt-get dist-upgrade

#10 Wow!

Plus two desserts:

#11 If you fancy playing with over/underclocking, grab the dvfm binary (not the armel.zip) from the japanese link above.

#12 If you feel like trying different (Angstrom) kernels, three versions are available: 2.6.17-fastfpe-cpufreq, 2.6.20-cpufreq, 2.6.22-cpufreq.
Remember to use the same updater.sh from the download location of the kernel!
More discussion this way: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=24815.
And be CAREFUL: do NOT flash the kernel with the big installation tarball, because your disk may get reformatted and wiped clean and overwritten with a clean install!

End of quote!

Be cautious and make lists of your network files and sources.list. I didn't and it has been a little inconvenient! sad.gif Well done ZDevil! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 6 2007, 01:27 AM
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Again, my misktake. You are right. Starting from Step 6 you need a network connection, because even if you have a downloaded copy of titchy's zaurus-hardware-zupport package, it makes no sense to do "apt-get update" and "apt-get dist-upgrade" without networking.
But the Ambicom card just works under 2.6.20 -- follow this:

1) Install zaurus-hardware-zupport.deb (use a downloaded copy from you PC if necessary)

2) Manually write you settings in /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf . They should look something like this:

/etc/network/interfaces (The Ambicom wifi card is typically assigned to eth0)
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address ## Or any static IP address of your Z
network ## Or your router's IP but change the last number to "0"
gateway ## Or your router's IP
# wireless-* options are implemented by the wireless-tools package
wireless-mode managed
wireless-essid YouKnowYouAreNotThatStupid
wireless-key1 ComeOnYourKnowIt
# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
dns-nameservers ## Or your router's IP, plus any other nameservers addresses found on your router's interface if you like

nameserver ## Or your router's IP, plus any other nameservers addresses found on your router's interface if you like

3) /etc/init.d/network restart ## Let the new network setting to take effect

[If the Ambicom card fails to connect to the network, do this:
3+) Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Add these two lines to the file:
blacklist hostap
blacklist hostap_cs

Save the file and reboot the Z. Your network interface should be up now.
(If not, just ask here)

4) Off you go ... Remember the login name is root and the root password is kuroadmin. You can change the domain name and the root password anytime you want.
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tux   Installing Debian Base, Without Needing A Network Connection!   Oct 4 2007, 12:53 PM
tux   I'm in the process of doing a dist-upgrade to ...   Oct 4 2007, 01:16 PM
tux   So it is 12:23 my time.I should be in bed! ...   Oct 4 2007, 03:29 PM
Meanie   QUOTE(tux @ Oct 5 2007, 09:29 AM) So it...   Oct 4 2007, 04:11 PM
jpmatrix   I was about to reply the same ! Use pdaxii13 f...   Oct 4 2007, 11:07 PM
tux   QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Oct 5 2007, 08:07 AM) I ...   Oct 5 2007, 12:36 AM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(tux @ Oct 5 2007, 10:36 AM) Bonjou...   Oct 5 2007, 02:47 AM
tux   So here we go again! I took meanie's an...   Oct 5 2007, 12:29 PM
ZDevil   I've flashed twice with the method I described...   Oct 5 2007, 01:41 AM
tux   So I now have my CF lan card working away and am a...   Oct 5 2007, 01:37 PM
tux   Well I've come to the conclusion that there ar...   Oct 5 2007, 03:12 PM
maximusz   QUOTE(tux @ Oct 4 2007, 01:53 PM) I...   Oct 5 2007, 06:19 PM
ZDevil   Again, my misktake. You are right. Starting from S...   Oct 6 2007, 01:27 AM
ZDevil   I have updated the instructions in https://www.oes...   Oct 6 2007, 01:46 AM
tux   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 6 2007, 10:46 AM) I ha...   Oct 6 2007, 03:42 AM
relapse808   cd .. mkdir media/card .. because the SD card is ...   Dec 14 2007, 12:28 PM
tux   [quote name='relapse808' date='Dec 14 ...   Dec 15 2007, 04:07 AM
relapse808   i need some help. I have got to the part where i ...   Dec 15 2007, 10:49 AM
tux   QUOTE(relapse808 @ Dec 15 2007, 06:49 PM)...   Dec 15 2007, 01:13 PM
relapse808   hahah. the problem was so easy. What i was doing ...   Dec 15 2007, 01:43 PM
t1tough   I have successfully installed titchy. After starti...   Jan 18 2008, 08:59 PM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(t1tough @ Jan 19 2008, 05:59 AM) I ...   Jan 19 2008, 05:17 AM
t1tough   QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Jan 19 2008, 09:17 PM) Q...   Jan 19 2008, 06:31 AM
Capn_Fish   It'd possible the GUI is set to not allow root...   Jan 19 2008, 09:38 AM
tux   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jan 19 2008, 05:38 PM) ...   Jan 19 2008, 02:25 PM
t1tough   QUOTE(tux @ Jan 20 2008, 06:25 AM) You sa...   Jan 19 2008, 07:36 PM
tux   adduser fred or whatever name you want to have for...   Jan 20 2008, 01:31 AM
tux   In the zaurus-hardware-support.deb, look using an ...   Jan 20 2008, 10:27 AM
gojira   QUOTE(tux @ Jan 21 2008, 04:27 AM) In th...   Jan 25 2008, 10:01 PM

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