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27 Jan 2007
I'm having a bit of a problem with a 4GB CF card on my Zaurus (SL-C860, Sharp ROM 1.40 JP, with tweaks for English).

Files written to the card on a Windows system appear ok on the Z, but so do a myriad of empty directories with bizarre names like "", "....", "fghijlkm.nop", and many with non-ASCII characters. I cannot remove them because the card gets mounted read-only, according to "mount".

I figured I'd reformat the card as Fat16 on the Z, but that's not going well:

: su
: mkfs.vfat -F 16 /dev/hda1
mkfs.vfat: /dev/hda1 contains a mounted file system
: umount /dev/hda1
umount: /dev/hda1: Device or resource busy
: umount -f /dev/hda1
umount: forced umount of /dev/hda1 failed!

Mind you, the only app running is Qkonsole, and the cwd is /, so why it's "busy" I'm not sure.

Ok, now what? Is there any point in editing /etc/fstab to force the mount to be rw? Or maybe I need to comment out the /mnt/cf entry in /etc/fstab, reboot, reformat, uncomment, reboot?

Surely there's a better way...
26 Nov 2004
I've got Tree!Explorer on my C860, and the menu for files doesn't seem to be working as it should. When I tap-and-hold on a file, the menu appears. If I select 'open', I get the Properties popup instead. If I select 'open with', nothing seems to happen. If I select 'send to', the submenu just has a couple greyed-out items. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Also, I've tried editing the treeexplorer.conf file to add to the sendto menu:

but that seems to have no effect on the sendto menu, even after restarting Tree!Explorer?!?!

I've posted a note on the author's site, but I thought I'd seek to collected wisdom of y'all as well.
5 Nov 2004
Conics is currently offering the 860 for $650 USD, and throwing in a free CF WiFi card "while supplies last". That was enough to get me to commit after months of dithering. Brett tells me mine, with card, should ship tomorrow. biggrin.gif
24 Aug 2004
OK, the C860 can act as a USB host for USB devices, right? So the deck-of-cards-sized 20G Firefly USB disk http://www.smartdisk.com/Products/Storage%...ves/FireFly.asp
seems like it should be the perfect add-on, or am I all wet?

I notice the web page does not mention compatability with Linux, so that may be an issue. Also, I wonder whether the data transfer speed would be high enough to play MP3s or MPEGs directly off of it.

Any thoughts?
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