I'm looking for a way to develop and test applications for my zaurus sl-5500 on a linux box. I found the cross compilers, but they're based on older GCC versions. As luck has it, I have an older laptop that I'm trying to find a way to get Linux onto. Unfortunately for me the newer kernels do NOT like my pcmcia slots, but I know for a fact that older kernels do, so I'll probably be installing an older version of linux to get it working and I thought this would be a perfect development environment for my zaurus as well as other uses I had planned for this old laptop.
So my question is, given that the zaurus cross compilers are based off of gcc 2.95, what linux distro and version is the easiest to configure with the cross compilers and can someone give me a quick overview. Reading through the stuff on the web was a little confusing since I'm not even sure what my starting point is yet.