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> Some Problems With U-boot + A Newbie Question. [solved], How to exit the emergency system?
Khepri
post Dec 29 2007, 06:36 PM
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Hi all,

I got my SL-C3200 two days ago, and have of course been looking into different ROM varieties.

I figured Debian (Titchy?) is what I want, but I couldn't get networking to work on the default OS so I figured I'd first install pdaXrom because I understood it to be a little more efficient for configuration.

First I tried to flash u-boot, but something went wrong and the system wouldn't start up. I fooled around a little while with the device, reading the forums, and found that hard reset fiked the problem and I could boot back to Sharp ROM (or some derivative, heck if I know). However, I guess u-boot didn't install.

Then I attempted the u-boot install again, and this time I think it went right, but after it confirmed that the install succeeded I pressed and held OK because the instructions said to do this on the next boot, and I thought I should press it sooner because the system was going to boot. I guess it took the OK key as "enter" because the lines scrolled off the screen and whether this has any relevance to my problem I don't know.

The system "booted" with a white screen and nothing happened. I proceeded to do a hard reset but that didn't help. The device just wouldn't start up anymore. The yellow LED wouldn't light up with the AC power connected. It was just dead.

Naturally I panicked a bit wondering if I had bricked my Zaurus, but then found (searching this forum) how to get into the emergency system (Fn+D+M ritual), which was of course a relief to see working.

I downloaded the NAND backup from Trisoft.de and restored it into my Z from an SD card.

Now the problem is that I don't know how to exit the emergency system screen. I read somewhere that a hard reset should make it boot normally again, but that didn't work for me, the ES screen is still there when I press the power button!

Any advice in regards to getting this thing running as intended is greatly appreciated...



EDIT: By "emergency system" I actually meant the Diagnostics menu.
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Khepri
post Jan 2 2008, 04:21 PM
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I don't have a CF Wi-Fi card yet. I bought a USB dongle thinking that would do the trick until I get a card (hard to acquire where I live, and I don't have a credit card to shop on eBay), but have since read that the USB port on Z only gives amout 200mA current and that USB Wi-Fi dongles don't get enough power from it. sad.gif

I also don't know which would be the best card. I see Ambicom being pretty popular, on the other hand I also see a lot of people complaining about performance/other issues with their Ambicom cards.

Low power consumption is important, but so is range I guess... I'll be primarily using bluetooth for connecting though, Wi-Fi would be mostly for home use and random playing around.

Pray tell me, what does EABI stand for? I continuously bump to the acronym in context of Debian for Z, but haven't figured out what it stands for. tongue.gif
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