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do you absolutely have to use a CF card to change or upgrade the OS on the Zaurus?
Only Sharp ROMS have an installer in the cradle and only from Windows. If you want to flash another ROM, the answer is yes, absolutely.
that was great answer smile.gif thanx

one thing that's been puzzling me though is why the various Zaurus OS's are called ROMs. I thought ROM was a Read Only Memory, when you see to be able to write ("flash?") to this.
The later zauri can be flashed by sd card as well as cf card.

Certainly this include the cxx0 series, and possibly the sl5600 too.

the sl5500 and 5000 are definately cf only.
5600 can be flashed from SD, it is only 5000 and 5500 that cannot...
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