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> How To: Restore Your Netwalker Pc-z1, A how to for dummies
RX Shorty
post Jun 7 2010, 12:46 PM
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Hi all,

When toying around with my Netwalker I bricked it twice.
So had to do a restore twice already, so here is a manual.

See my blog with latest info!

  • PC running linux (I am using Ubuntu/OpenSuse)
  • Micro SD-Card (min 4 GB) - IT WILL DELETE ALL FILES ON IT!
  • Netwalker Restore Pack - Download

To Do
  1. we have to find out which /dev/sd* is the Micro SD-Card. (You can use Gparted to find out)
    Example 1: Your system has 1 harddisk
    Harddisk = /dev/sda
    Micro SD-Card = /dev/sdb
    Example 2: You system has 3 harddisks
    Harddisk 1 = /dev/sda
    Harddisk 2 = /dev/sdb
    Harddisk 3 = /dev/sdc
    Micro SD-Card = /dev/sdd

  2. Now we know which is the Micro SD-Card we can use the following command:
    dd if=netwalker.img of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
    Be sure to be in the same directory as your netwalker img file, and edit your path to your Micro SD-Card if needed.
    For example:
    dd if=/home/username/Downloads/ netwalker.img of=/dev/sdd bs=1M
  3. This process will take some time, so go get yourself a coffee/snack and return to your pc after a 15 – 30 minutes.
    When you can start your new command in the Teminal it is done.
  4. Put the micro SD-Card in your Netwalker.
  5. Hold down the two mouse buttons and start your Netwalker, keep the buttons down even after the Sharp logo.
  6. A Japanese question will be asked: press Y
  7. After the restore is done, press ENTER
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post Feb 21 2011, 05:26 PM
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I like it quite well, but the operation is kind of sluggish.
I disabled the services to generate logfiles and that seemed to help a little.
I really like the Ubuntu Netbook Launcher.
I already have a Zaurus SL-C1000 clamshell, so I wanted to try a tablet without a keyboard for a change.
It takes some getting used to, but so far so good.
Now if only there was more NetWalker activity here on the forum it would be nice.
Seems as if the Z1 users have given them up, and I've only seen one other T1 user.
Regardless, I'm enjoying it all by myself. smile.gif
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RX Shorty   How To: Restore Your Netwalker Pc-z1   Jun 7 2010, 12:46 PM
merlin1   I just checked out your link -- the file size tell...   Jun 17 2010, 01:25 AM
RX Shorty   Thanks, yes it contains all files you need. I will...   Jun 17 2010, 05:20 AM
Tom Moulton   I would add: 10) Create UserID and set to English...   Jul 2 2010, 02:39 AM
cpulster   Thanks RXShorty, excellent help ! I have a d...   Sep 13 2010, 01:30 AM
dougeeebear   QUOTE(cpulster @ Sep 13 2010, 03:30 AM) T...   Feb 14 2011, 06:05 AM
dougeeebear   Just to let anyone know who may be interested, the...   Feb 19 2011, 07:15 AM
RX Shorty   That is great to hear dougeeebear, how do you like...   Feb 21 2011, 04:52 PM
dougeeebear   I like it quite well, but the operation is kind of...   Feb 21 2011, 05:26 PM
RX Shorty   Yeah it is pretty much done on this forum... Well ...   Feb 22 2011, 02:28 AM
RX Shorty   It was a bit outdated, so I changed the zip file f...   Sep 6 2012, 01:29 AM
Teamoth   Hello there, I recently picked up a PC-Z1 and am h...   Oct 28 2016, 05:56 AM
Varti   Hi and welcome! I never had a NetWalker; luck...   Oct 28 2016, 06:07 AM
Teamoth   QUOTE(Varti @ Oct 28 2016, 03:07 PM) Hi a...   Oct 28 2016, 06:11 AM
Varti   QUOTE(Teamoth @ Oct 28 2016, 03:11 PM) Br...   Nov 1 2016, 10:58 PM
Teamoth   QUOTE(Varti @ Nov 2 2016, 07:58 AM) QUOTE...   Nov 3 2016, 02:11 PM
Varti   QUOTE(Teamoth @ Nov 3 2016, 11:11 PM) Hi ...   Nov 4 2016, 03:33 AM
Teamoth   Correction, wifi is now working! The problem w...   Nov 4 2016, 01:23 AM
Varti   QUOTE(Teamoth @ Nov 4 2016, 10:23 AM) Now...   Nov 4 2016, 07:41 AM
Teamoth   QUOTE(Varti @ Nov 4 2016, 04:41 PM) QUOTE...   Nov 6 2016, 05:56 AM
Varti   QUOTE(Teamoth @ Nov 6 2016, 02:56 PM) Sun...   Nov 9 2016, 09:16 AM
Teamoth   Hi Varti, I've seen the thread over on the Sun...   Nov 10 2016, 02:50 AM
Varti   The Netwalker was officially sold by Zaurus on the...   Nov 10 2016, 03:42 AM

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