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7 Dec 2015
Ok so I thought this would be easy but I am (probably) one step in over my head so maybe someone can help.

QEMU has native support for the Zaurus line of product under ARM emulation. After a little google search it seemed running a debian install worked good so why not get ALARMZ going.

So the steps I have done so far is as follows.

I had to create a raw disk image to run from, so did this to make a 6gig image.

dd if=/dev/null of=alarm.img bs=1M seek=6114

Then I had to format the image.

mkfs.ext4 -F alarm.img

Then I mounted it and untar the file system just like you would on real hardware.

mkdir /mnt/alarm
mount -t ext4 -o loop alarm.img /mnt/alarm
bsdtar xvf alarm-zaurus-c3x00-minimal-rootfs-october2015.tar.xz -C /mnt/alarm/

Now I thought that would be it, start up the VM and watch the magic happen. Unfortunately no such luck.

qemu-system-arm -machine spitz alarm.img

qemu: fatal: Trying to execute code outside RAM or ROM at 0x00800000

R00=00000000 R01=00000000 R02=00000000 R03=00000000
R04=00000000 R05=00000000 R06=00000000 R07=00000000
R08=00000000 R09=00000000 R10=00000000 R11=00000000
R12=00000000 R13=00000000 R14=00000000 R15=00800000
PSR=400001d3 -Z-- A svc32
FPSCR: 00000000

So I'm not sure where to go from here. Looking at other start-up strings it does seem like I might be missing -kernel and -initrd files but have no idea where to get them.

If anyone can point me in a direction I'll try to do the leg work
24 May 2011
As the Zaurus wifi only supports WEP (and in my case B networking having on an older card), I was wondering what solutions other users implemented to maintain network connectivity in a WPA world?

A second access point would work, or maybe a guest account created with alternate firmware such as DD-WRT, or even keep it wired with a LAN card.

Just curious,

19 Jan 2011
Geek Stuff 4 U has the Sharp Netwalker PC-T1 on sale for $300 til the end of the month. Happened across this deal while looking for a PC-Z1.


19 Apr 2010
Looks like Sharp is trying to hit the "no keyboard needed" market.


8 Nov 2007
I did some google searches today and found out there was an experimental build of Poky for N800. Then, came across the link to http://pokylinux.org/autobuild/poky/ that has some 770 files (however seemingly no kernel, or .bin for that matter).

I'll admit, I know nothing other then what I read (which is limited by what I can find it seems), but I'd like to give it or other alternatives a try. I have Hackers on it now, which runs ok when it runs. I know there seems to be a lot more support for the n800 but with the price drop a few months back there should be a decent user base for the classic 770.

Anyone else do any dabbling or should I just kick the 770 to the curb and pick up a n800 for xmas?
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