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14 Jun 2005
I have a SimpleTech 256M storage card (which I used to install OZ and Opie) and now I can't seem to mount it. If I put it in the Zaurus sees it as aATA/IDE Fixed Disk.

If I do a mount it doesn't show up, so I tried to self mount it using:
mount /dev/hda1 /medai/cf

With the following error:
mount: Mounting /dev/hda1 on /media/cf failed: Invalid argument

If I look at the /etc/fstab I see:
/dev/hda1 /media/cf auto defaults,sync,noauto,noatime,user,exec,suid,gid=100,umask=0002 0 0

I tried it using the -t fat option with teh same results.

What am I doing wrong? It's a FAT16 formatted card (I tried reformatting it as FAT32 with the same results)

-John
9 Jun 2005
Ok so I wen through the steps on the OpenZaurus HowTo page. Several times in various iterations with no avail. I put comments in the /sbin/init file to try and pinpoint where the problem may lie. But I am not confused because everything should be working...

I'll add a snippet of the code and where is succeeded and where it fails...

CODE
######################################
#  Only a snippet from the full /etc/init script
######################################

echo "Pivoting Root..." >> /dev/tty0
/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix/kernel/drivers/block/sharp_mmcsd_m.o

######################################
echo "Success with insmod" >> /dev/tty0 #got here!        
######################################

    if [ -z "$IMAGE" ]
    then
          IMAGE='/dev/mmcda1'
   /bin/mount -o remount,rw /
    else
         /bin/mount -t ext2 -o defaults,sync,noatime /dev/mmcda1 /media/card
    fi
       
    /sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 $IMAGE
    /bin/mount -t ext2 /dev/loop0 /media/image

######################################
echo "Saw the mount" >> dev/tty0   ## This also seems to succeed!!
######################################

    if [ -f /media/image/sbin/init ]
    then

######################################
echo "found init" >> /dev/tty0         ## Never gets here and goes straight to Failure
######################################

    if(/sbin/pivot_root /media/image /media/image/media/realroot)
    then

######################################
echo " Successful" >> /dev/tty0
######################################
         /bin/mount -t ext2 -o move /media/realroot/media/card /media/card
         exec /sbin/init $1
    fi
fi
       
echo " Failed!" >> /dev/tty0
exec /sbin/init.org $1        


I know that /media/image/sbin/init exists because after opie boots I mount the opie.img under image and I can see it. I have a feeling that it's not really mounting, but I don't understand why.

Could it be that my /ect/rcS.d/S39sd doesn't come soomer? I really am shooting in the dark here.

Please help!
6 Jun 2005
I am waiting for my new-to-me 5500 (Collie?) from eBay. I have been wanting a Zaurus for a long time and finally got around to affording one. It is coming with a Wireless card and I bought a Ambicom CF-GPS card. I am fairly savvy with Linux. one of the main reasons I purchased it was to have something to play with, but also for my upcoming honeymoon trip to Europe.

I plan to upgrade to OpenZaurus as soon as I get the device, but I am not sure where to go from there. I have been looking at both Opie and GPE, and have even been thinking of installing them both at the same time to get maximum flexibility. Is that to ambitious?

I want to be able to use the GPS (is qpeGPS the way to go?) while in Europe, surf the web and check mail anywhere I can pick up a good wifi signal (and get in), listen to some music and watch some movies and (if possible) use KPhone and Free World Dialup to make a few calls. If I can get Kismet up and running, bonus. I'd also like to keep some contacts and write some notes on the trip in the device, but that should be easy.

So I am asking for opinions, I don't have a lot of time until we go (3 weeks).

I have been surfing around to try and get a handle on things, some look straight forward, others... not so forward.

Thanks in advance for any help or responses.

-John
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