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ilgo
let's say i copy a debian-arm distro onto the SD-card and then try to boot it with OK/on and Flash/Update.
What would happen, will it fry the machine (3000;3100)?

I assume that the above procedure won't work out, but i like to know WHY it doesn't work. Isn't it possible to somehow bypass the ROM and install to /dev/hda directly??

Regards
Stubear
Ok+On -> Flash/Update does only that, flashes a new rom to update the rom.

The debian arm distro won't be recognised as a rom image so nothing will happen if you try it.

The rom image is a jffs2 image of the sharp filesystem, if you packaged the debian arm up as a jffs2 image and got the sizes correct then it would probably flash - like the pdaX rom does, but you would of course lose all the qtopia stuff.

If you want a full linux system with X then have a look at the pdaX rom as they have done most of the hard work for you.

Stu
omro
Plus pdaXrom looks really nice :-)
bam
but none for the 3100, yet.
ilgo
QUOTE(Stubear @ Jul 26 2005, 03:55 AM)
Ok+On -> Flash/Update does only that, flashes a new rom to update the rom.

The debian arm distro won't be recognised as a rom image so nothing will happen if you try it.

The rom image is a jffs2 image of the sharp filesystem, if you packaged the debian arm up as a jffs2 image and got the sizes correct then it would probably flash - like the pdaX rom does, but you would of course lose all the qtopia stuff.

If you want a full linux system with X then have a look at the pdaX rom as they have done most of the hard work for you.

Stu
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What do you mean by 'getting the sizes correct'?
Can any mortal linux user get this done, or does one have to be a *NIX-Guru?

regards ilgo
Stubear
QUOTE(ilgo @ Jul 27 2005, 03:46 PM)
What do you mean by 'getting the sizes correct'?
Can any mortal linux user get this done, or does one have to be a *NIX-Guru?

regards  ilgo
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The rom image is loaded onto the root partition of the flash rom, so it must be smaller than the partition size.

Can anyone do it? probably but you might be better of trying to create a normal rom first and it that works start tweaking the filesystem by replacing the Sharp one with debian-arm.

The Japanese Sharp site has the root filesystem tarballs for the Cxx0 models, they are probably the same for the Cxx00 models. I think they have a script in them to create the rom image, if not you could get it from OpenEmbedded or possibly the pdaX or cacko guys.

Stu
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