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baboan
Ive tried to put on the zimage file for the OZ ROM (Coming back from the komp. ROM) back on my SL5000. Ive xfered it to my CF from SUSE and from an XP machine, but the file just won't stick. It stayed when I didn't rename it with no file extention, but as soon as I took it off it won't stay. Formatted to FAT.

I put the files on, flash, everything works fine lights and all, then when I start it up all I see is the tuxosaurus and a flashing cursor, I assume it is looking for the image file and can't find it.

I found a similar problem whose answer was to include the update.sh file but I'm not sure that will fix the simage problem

I would like to find a ROM that will use my SD and be able to sync with SUSE 9.0
Greg2
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but the file just won't stick.  It stayed when I didn't rename it with no file extention, but as soon as I took it off it won't stay.  Formatted to FAT.


Not sure what your saying here, but...

You will need a zImage (not zimage) and the initrd.bin file from the same feed
no updater.sh is needed for the SL5000

You will have to rename the files you d/l to zImage and initrd.bin before you flash, be sure you use the SL5000 files

Greg
baboan
I am saying that when I copy, write, move, or otherwise put the zImage file on my CF it doesn't stay there. When I try and flash I get the pengosarus and a blinking cursor. I have flashed a couple of times by writing the files directly to my Z from the cradle, since I installed the Kompany ROM I no longer had that option. So I am using a card reader that is found by both SUSE 9 and XP.

I wasn't asking for flashing help, so I didn't properly punctuate the I in zImage. I was stating that the file, without a file extention wont stay on the CF. Is there any help for this?
ChanSecodina
What exactly do you mean by "wont stay on the CF"? Are you saying that right after you copy the file over to the cfreader in Suse it doesn't show up in Suse, as if you never copied it? Or are you saying that after you unmount it and plug it back into the card reader that the zImage file is gone? Or just that the flash appears to be failing for some reason? Be brutally specific. smile.gif

-Chan
Greg2
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I wasn't asking for flashing help, so I didn't properly punctuate the I in zImage.  I was stating that the file, without a file extention wont stay on the CF.  Is there any help for this?


OK,

first make sure your CF card is formatted vfat (fat16)

test your CF card and reader buy transferring a file (any file, text or .png etc.) and make a clean umount ? Check file?

If that file is OK, delete it and try the real files again. If not post your results and as Chan said "be specific" with what happened.

Greg
nasteratu
The I in zImage does not matter, either way it works in my experience. Make sure that the file is transfered, give it sometime, I know when I move files to my cf it takes a little while, wait a little bit and see if that helps, do not just move them over and umount.
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