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gab74
How can i install pdaxrom RC10 on SLC3100 ?
Anyone can help me ?
Where can i find the files ???
Da_Blitz
if your willing to go down the untested route you could try using the c3k install steps to see if it works. i dont see why it wouldnt work unless there are some major changes between the 2 models
benplaut
QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jul 29 2005, 03:47 PM)
if your willing to go down the untested route you could try using the c3k install steps to see if it works. i dont see why it wouldnt work unless there are some major changes between the 2 models
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i think it's closer to a C1000 than C3000... because the hard drive just counts as extra storage in an extra CF slot

anyway, DON'T do it until someone else does... you don't want to brick your Z dry.gif
Cresho
yep...

c1000 is not even close to the c3000. same goes for the c31000.
Sna
Ok, so
I've the same problem, i need pdaxrom smile.gif
so as differences between models the C3100 is closer than the C1000 than the C3000
but the partitionning of the flash doesn't permit to install as is pdaxrom, we need a repartitionner (i've tried)

you have also another technique to install pdaxrom, on the harddisk, the installation is the same as the C3000, and you finish with a multi boot, but the harddisk connection with windows is a little more risky (you have to reformat your user space of the hard drive in ext2 wich is not natively read by windows)
Laze
We would love to release a C3100 version but Sharp won't lend us one and our current revenues from banners plus donations can barely keep Sash in his appartment.
Sna
Anyone knows how to mount or uncompress the initrd.bin? on a linux box or on a zaurus?
if i can mount it, i can also uninstall some big programs
the only problem to try pdaxrom on a C3100 is the root partition is only 32mb, so if we can reduce the size of the installer for about 8 megs it is ok for alphatest smile.gif

and i really hope you'll solve the money problem Laze :/
daedalus
You dont so much decompress and initrd as you do mount it. I dunno if this one will be different becuase its a .bin, but with a standard initrd you can mount them using 'mount' in linux, from memory you need to specify that its a ramdisk file in the command. Sorry I'm not on my linux box right now so I cant look up the command, but if you google it or use MAN then you shouldnt have too much trouble.
Sna
I've found a script or two to mount this file
but now my problem is even more simple... on my box mount doesn't recognize -t jffs2
and it is normal because in the man i've absolutely no jffs2 in partition types
so, how can i install the jffs2 support on linux? i've a debian sid, a mandrake and a fedora smile.gif (a chance that i'm testing some distros smile.gif)
sashz
tarbziped rootfs for rc10.4 there

http://mail.pdaxrom.org/rc10/Zaurus-C1000/...-rc10.4.tar.bz2
Sna
Thanks a lot sashz, i'll play with that this week end smile.gif
Just wondering, how do you make an initrd.bin from files in this archive?
bam
hmmmz patiently waiting...
Sna
Ok i've some success with jffs2
i can mount initrd.bin, or even modify the tar.gz file
and i've found a bin to mkfs.jffs2 the result smile.gif
i've just to try this last operation and flash the result to try it on the Z

anybody knows the exact syntax to make the initrd.bin?
i ask because i've read that you need to specify the offset of the first block you want to write on the flash, and i don't know this offset smile.gif

also, if there is some success, there'll be a 38mb big file to host for others, if someone have a host to serve that, please contact me smile.gif
Sna
Again little progress
i've successfully flashed the pdaxrom on the 3100 but...
no boot, no charge anymore, so NAND restore
can it come from the kernel? where to find a kernel for a 3100?
or maybe it come from the package and the manner to do it.
crstophr
How did you get it to flash teh pdaxrom? I thought our Nand parition sizes were off. What did you do to make it work?

Did you use a kernel specific to the 3100? If not try flashing the tetsu kernel for the 3100 available on his site. If you used the wrong kernel that could prevent your Z from booting. Please let us know how it goes.

--Chris

QUOTE(Sna @ Aug 12 2005, 12:19 PM)
Again little progress
i've successfully flashed the pdaxrom on the 3100 but...
no boot, no charge anymore, so NAND restore
can it come from the kernel? where to find a kernel for a 3100?
or maybe it come from the package and the manner to do it.
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Sna
to flash i've simply removed some applications like abiword, scite, dillo, sylpheed, xmms and xpdf from the initrd.bin, so i've created a new initrd.bin from the files
and effectively, the problem was the kernel, i've taken the tetsu kernel and i've at least the first pinguin smile.gif
but now it complains about esaseblock not readable
so my problem is the mkfs.jffs2 call that's wrong, i'll look further smile.gif
gab74
Any news on 3100 developing ? i want to buy a 3100 but first i want to know if anyone has a pdaxrom version for this PDA...
Sna
i've not advanced more
i've still the same problem with mkfs.jffs2
so we have to wait RC11 and the C3100 support announced by laze smile.gif
one month or two to wait and lets rock pdaxrom on 3100 smile.gif
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