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sashz
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/node/102
adf
quick work!
Xromer
QUOTE(sashz @ Jun 6 2006, 07:49 AM)


Will the packages i compiled with the Beta4 Builder compatible with this Beta4 realease fot the CXXX? laugh.gif
scoutme
oh s**t smile.gif

I waited with my 860 hold in hand fo months, and today I read these awesome news... without my Z!!!!!!

You'll bring me to suicide wink.gif
gonna flash and test in a few hours

thanks smile.gif
sashz
QUOTE(Xromer @ Jun 6 2006, 12:09 AM)
QUOTE(sashz @ Jun 6 2006, 07:49 AM)


Will the packages i compiled with the Beta4 Builder compatible with this Beta4 realease fot the CXXX? laugh.gif
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yes! wink.gif
Xromer
QUOTE(sashz @ Jun 6 2006, 10:48 AM)
QUOTE(Xromer @ Jun 6 2006, 12:09 AM)
QUOTE(sashz @ Jun 6 2006, 07:49 AM)


Will the packages i compiled with the Beta4 Builder compatible with this Beta4 realease fot the CXXX? laugh.gif
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yes! wink.gif
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Ok, so i will go on with the GPE-Stuff.
BYEZ!
humit
Great news,

but yet not for us c3000 owners I guess wink.gif
Is there any way that i can contribute with my sl-c3000? I do linux sysadmin for a long time, I can edit scripts, do minor coding etc.

Any hope?
sashz
QUOTE(humit @ Jun 6 2006, 02:29 AM)
Great news,

but yet not for us c3000 owners I guess  wink.gif
Is there any way that i can contribute with my sl-c3000? I do linux sysadmin for a long time, I can edit scripts, do minor coding etc.

Any hope?
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i will test new bootloader it in one-two days wink.gif
ant
uh.. tried with 2 SD and a CF (standard FAT) but at C+D phase the leds are blinking...

I'm stuck there. I'll try to reformat the card and let you know.

EDIT
Running on a 860
danr
QUOTE(ant @ Jun 6 2006, 12:14 PM)
uh.. tried with 2 SD and a CF (standard FAT) but at C+D phase the leds are blinking...

I'm stuck there. I'll try to reformat the card and let you know.

EDIT
Running on a 860
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Yep, I had the same problem on my SL-C860. All md5sum values matched, and restoring my flash backup from the same CF card worked.

Dan
sashz
plz stop testing, i need check problem wink.gif
ztep
I have a C760.

I have instaled the new bootloader sucesfully (no blinking leds), but I cannot bootup the emergency system. When I press ok and connect the power cable, the orange led blinks once and then nothing.
I have tried to wait more and less time before leave the ok button but the screen remains black.
I have tried with both a CF and a SD card with the same result (bootloader ok but no more).
scoutme
so sashz, can I proceed woth installation on my 860, or should I wait?
diesel1
QUOTE(ant @ Jun 6 2006, 01:14 PM)
uh.. tried with 2 SD and a CF (standard FAT) but at C+D phase the leds are blinking...

I'm stuck there. I'll try to reformat the card and let you know.

EDIT
Running on a 860
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Same here, but I used vfat just like normal, formated in my camera.

Diesel1. sad.gif
adf
if it is any help, I had both lights on.... tried the routine a few times and it worked anyway. Might be because I was on a (low watt?) usb charge cable
john4
QUOTE(ztep @ Jun 6 2006, 08:39 AM)
I have a C760.

I have instaled the new bootloader sucesfully (no blinking leds), but I cannot bootup the emergency system. When I press ok and connect the power cable, the orange led blinks once and then nothing.
I have tried to wait more and less time before leave the ok button but the screen remains black.
I have tried with both a CF and a SD card with the same result (bootloader ok but no more).
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I have the same problem with my 7500.I know our great developer can solve it finnally .Looking forward to new release.
Thank you very much ! laugh.gif
grog
QUOTE(adf @ Jun 6 2006, 05:57 PM)
if it is any help, I had both lights on....  tried the routine a few times and it worked anyway.  Might be because I was on a (low watt?) usb charge cable
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I tried it first with my usb cable, then later with the power supply. Neither worked.
wrc4
QUOTE(john4 @ Jun 6 2006, 05:34 PM)
QUOTE(ztep @ Jun 6 2006, 08:39 AM)
I have a C760.

I have instaled the new bootloader sucesfully (no blinking leds), but I cannot bootup the emergency system. When I press ok and connect the power cable, the orange led blinks once and then nothing.
I have tried to wait more and less time before leave the ok button but the screen remains black.
I have tried with both a CF and a SD card with the same result (bootloader ok but no more).
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I have the same problem with my 7500.I know our great developer can solve it finnally .Looking forward to new release.
Thnak you very much ! laugh.gif
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I'm also a 7500 owner, when shall I start to use it? Anyway, thanks sashz for the great work!
sashz
Plz try next way:

download u-boot zip archive again (i updated it),
prepare card with FAT16 partition, and formated with FAT 16 (mkfs.msdos -F 16 /dev/xxx )

Insert card in zaurus (only one must be inserted, if SD - no CF, if CF - no SD).
Run diagnostic menu (D+M),

Earse flash :
SERVICE 3/3 7. EXTRA MENU

EXTRA MENU 1.Zaurus Test

Extra MENU 2/4 10.NAND Flash Full Erase (press OK for erase)


As it finish, press Cancel until mail menu (SERVICE 1/3)
Select CF Update


you must see:


press OK for update flash:


as it finish, reboot it with OK pressed and install new system
ant
I'll try this way: I was too scared to try "CF UPDATE".

Interestingly I found out that the test menu "CF CARD READ" reports almost everytime errors on a fresh formatted FAT card.
I did "CF CARD WRITE" and then the error disappears...it seems ONLY ONE BLOCK is defective and overwritten...
I tried with a couple of card and the block has different address.

I know for sure the cards are working (formatted on wifey's second Zaurus 860 Cacko)!

I understand doing full nand erase I wiped out the partition table, but this should not be related to the booting code...


P.S.
I didn't test the same options for SD/MMC but expect same results.

Ant
mr596
OK upto the CF Update step, this returns the following on my 860 :

CF Update
---Found orders---
Model Error!!

The last bit is shown in red. Do I have the wrong version of uboot?
scoutme
...I have a SD card: what's MY procedure?
ant
QUOTE(mr596 @ Jun 7 2006, 10:44 AM)
OK upto the CF Update step, this returns the following on my 860 :

CF Update
   ---Found orders---
Model Error!!

The last bit is shown in red.  Do I have the wrong version of uboot?
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exactly the same here on SL-C860.
Is the problem limited to this model (Boxer)?

EDIT
I used: u-boot.bin 07-Jun-2006 13:42 128K
scoutme
the same here... I thought the problem was I was using a SD instead of a CF sad.gif

a bit of bricking never hurts smile.gif
sashz
try with inserted battery.
I get report CF Update work with it (for me without battery too)
scoutme
"model error" error still remains sad.gif
grog
QUOTE(mr596 @ Jun 7 2006, 03:44 AM)
OK upto the CF Update step, this returns the following on my 860 :

CF Update
  ---Found orders---
Model Error!!

The last bit is shown in red.  Do I have the wrong version of uboot?
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I followed the new instructions to the T. Same error for me.
mr596
For information my version of uboot.bin has a md5sum of :

737112abceda9878c90f87681779a10b
Zumi
Hey guys! There's hope!

I was able to boot a new version of u-boot on a (so I tought) totally bricked C700! It gave me random errors on (Full) NAND erases, gave the symptoms ztep described. And now it was able to boot into emergency system two or three times. Try to download u-boot.bin again and try to Full NAND erase, CF Update, booting with OK multiple times. My one doesn't work well most of the time too... Maybe your flash is corrupted more/other places.

Anyway, I try to help with bugreports to Sashz! Good luck to you all! smile.gif

Zumi
mr596
Does anyone know where do we download the updated uboot version? sashz, can you let us know the the md5 from your working version?
cortez
For me it works as far as the Emergency startup.

CODE
pdaXrom emergency system
==================
pdaXrom [Shepherd]
Loading /etc/sysconfig/keyboard/Shepherd/keymap.map

Processing /etc/profile... Done

-sh-3.00#


I've tried to manually start autoboot.sh in /mnt/cf but that results in a system freeze.
What's next, any ideas?

Update:
I've started the Emergency system WITHOUT the CF card inserted. This ends with the shell prompt. NOW I inserted the CF card. At this point the CF is recognized correctly, so I'm able to continue be entering the following command:

CODE
cd /mnt/cf
./autoboot.sh /mnt/cf


This continues the installation process, and reboots the system.
Works like a charm so far!
mr596
Cortez,

as far as I know after you have installed the new uboot loader and the emergency system a normal flash install should allow installation of the updated rom.

I assume the autoboot.sh is similar to the updater.sh for the previous boot loader (a binary file rather than an actual shell script).

So to update switch off (remove battery + charge cable) the reinsert battery and press 'on' while holding down the 'OK' button. This should start the installation.

Marc
cortez
Marc, thanks for your reply. See my update above wink.gif
mr596
My mistake, just had a look and it is a normal shell script.
ant
This situation reminds me of my old tries (no luck) to restore using these images:

http://pocketworkstation.org/files/recover/

Interestingly the image name for 860 is:
http://pocketworkstation.org/files/recover...not-working.zip


...some bits from http://pocketworkstation.org/files/recover...ash-recover.txt


* Do a full reset. For the C700: Switch the battery lock switch (on the bottom)
to "unlock", and wait 5 seconds. On the C750 and C760, you also need to
remove the battery and the power supply.

* Insert the CF card into the handheld.

* Hold down the <C> and <D> keys simultaneously, and while holding them down
switch the battery lock switch back to "lock". On the C750 and C760,
re-insert the battery and reconnect the power supply. Release the keys.

* Both LEDs should switch on and stay continuously lit - this means the
flashing process is working. DO NOT disturb the handheld at this stage.

* After a minute or two, both lights will go off again. Power cycle the
handheld by switching the battery lock switch to "unlock" and back to "lock".
If the LEDs start flashing, an error has occured, and it has given up
the flash process in an unfinished state.

* Hold down the <OK> button (either one) and while holding it down press the
"On" button at the back of the handheld. You should get the japanese system
menu, and should be able to use it to restore the rest of the flash ROM.

...
sashz
I work for easy u-boot installation way now...
guylhem
Hello

I suggest you add a nand backup - people will install that more easily.

Guylhem
ant
I'm going OT but here an old post about bootloader and D+M and other exhotics combinations...


http://lists.arm.linux.org.uk/pipermail/li...rch/005118.html
stuffman
Same Model Error!! as other 860 users... I also just get the blinky LEDs trying the C+D update method. Oh, how I wish I could try the yummyness of Beta4!
sashz
hello my friends, plz try next way for installation bootloader and system

Download new u-boot and install script:
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...rgi-current.zip

Extract all files (emergenc.img u-boot.bin updater.pro updater.sh) to CF or SD card which you used for install previous systems.

Download new system:
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...rgi-current.zip

Extract files (autoboot.sh kernel.img rootfs.img) also on this card.

U-Boot installation with sharp installer

Insert card in device and run original Sharp updater system. It will install u-boot and emergency system. Later you will need not install u-boot again smile.gif
As it finish, press and hold OK button during reboot for 10-15 sec. Emergency system will running and install new system.
ant
I see Sashz uploaded new files some minutes ago...let's try later!

UPDATE:

Sashz,
I bricked the Zaurus with the latest u-boot version.
The image doesn't yet flash using D+C, but only using the updater.sh.

So I restored the 1.40JP full NAND image and rebooted OK+Pow button.
The flash was smooth, the last lines were "U-boot installed"...rebooting...

...and now the 860 is dotated of a beautiful deep BLACK screen...
******************************************************
The only responsive boot options appers to be D+C and D+Z.
No way to reenter D+M.

Pleas post a new image (or tell me how to full-nand erase the thing...)

Ant
clofland
It works!

Here is my brief log:

Reboot
Do a NAND backup!

Download
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...rgi-current.zip
&
http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...rgi-current.zip
per:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=19809

Extract them and put these files on the SD card:
emergenc.img
u-boot.bin
updater.pro
updater.sh
autoboot.sh
kernel.img
rootfs.img

Pull plug & battery for 10 seconds to reset.

Put in SD card.
Put in battery and plug in.
Hold down OK while turning on.
Option 4.
Then SD (or CF if that is what you have I guess).
Then Y.

It shoudl start "Writing " lots of numbers!

Whatch it, when it says it is done and going to reboot, then HOLD OK down until the "pdaXrom emergency system" comes up.

You should see it "Erasing ..." with percent

then "Writing data to block ..." with lots of numbers. (Green LED flashes as it writes too, but the scrolling numbers are just as useful to know something is happening.)

Then at some point it finishes and starts booting.

The green LED is now your "Flash access" light, kind of light a hard drive light on a desktop. So you can tell it is working when the green LED is either dimly lit or flashing. This is useful since things seem to take their time to boot up, and leave you at odd places with no output.

I am now at # prompt!! Cool.

EDIT: no flicker problem once it is fully booted.

Now to see if I can make everything work just like before. Hmm, if I want it to work like before, why did I upgrade? wink.gif
ant
>>Whatch it, when it says it is done and going to reboot


AARGH...in my case it didn't reboot ...I pulled the battery out after a while...

MY FAULT I ONLY HAD

emergenc.img
u-boot.bin
updater.pro
updater.sh

on the card. I downloaded the files BEFORE the Sash'z post came on the Newsgroup... (BTW the timing of the posts has something strange)

So, DON'T FORGET TO PUT

autoboot.sh
kernel.img
rootfs.img

on the same card, because they are required!

Now, let just see why the D+M menu refuses to appear on my BRICKED 860... isn't in the ROM?

Sashz, if u-boot is installed how can I boot the emergency kernel from the card?
clofland
EDIT: To make your Network card work see: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=126615

Probably lots of other fixes we will need in that thread.
sashz
QUOTE(ant @ Jun 9 2006, 07:03 AM)
>>Whatch it, when it says it is done and going to reboot


AARGH...in my case it didn't reboot ...I pulled the battery out after a while...

MY FAULT I ONLY HAD

emergenc.img
u-boot.bin
updater.pro
updater.sh

on the card. I downloaded the files BEFORE the Sash'z post came on the Newsgroup... (BTW the timing of the posts has something strange)

So, DON'T FORGET TO PUT

autoboot.sh
kernel.img
rootfs.img

on the same card, because they are required!

Now, let just see why the D+M menu refuses to appear on my BRICKED 860... isn't in the ROM?

Sashz, if u-boot is installed how can I boot the emergency kernel from the card?
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unplug power adaptor, eject battery. Press and hold OK button and insert battery or power adaptor.
Hold button 10 sec, emergensy system will booting.
sashz
QUOTE(clofland @ Jun 9 2006, 07:28 AM)
Having the ROM installed, first issue was that my CF LAN card was not working. No IP.
Made a profile called LAN
then hit OK, closing that, and then from a terminal run these commands:

/bin/ln -s /etc/sysconfig/netconfig/LAN.conf /etc/sysconfig/netconfig/eth0.conf
ifup eth0 &


create profile with name eth0 smile.gif
We will rewrite this utils soon smile.gif

Also GUI mixer not fixed yet, use console alsamixer :
CODE
TERM=xterm-color
alsamixer
clofland
USB Networking working!!! Cool.

Here is what I did, let me know if it doesn't work for you:

get linux.inf.txt from here http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...169&#entry73169

Put it in a directory on your windoze box and rename it to just linux.inf

from a terminal run:
modprobe g_ether

Plug the Z's USB into your Windoze box.

When windows asks for a driver, tell it to look in the directory where you put linux.inf

Let it do its thing and finish. (Windows may ask to reboot, but I did NOT let it, and it works now.)

Go into the properties and give it an IP. (Use ifconfg on your Z to see what the IP on the Z is and put it in the same subnet, I use 192.168.129.200 on my windoze box)

Works great!
ant
>unplug power adaptor, eject battery. Press and hold OK button and insert battery or power adaptor.
>Hold button 10 sec, emergensy system will booting.

OK, i inserted the card with the kernels and rescued the Z.

Now I can confirm u-boot on SL-C860, though the D+C flashing way not yet working (MODEL ID mismatch somewhere?).

THX Sashz

Ant
scoutme
incredible... every release only when I'm away from both my pc and zaurus smile.gif

gonna flash when back home wink.gif

thanks Sash

<O.T.> while the release was broken I could try OZ/GPE... nice ROM. Not my ROM (PDAXROM is my rom), but a lot of usefull ideas. we should take some.
I mean, it's sorta KDE-GNOME comparison. KDE and OZ/GPE are much more integrated and functional as-is, but less customizable. GNOME and pdaXrom look less specific, but easy to customize and extend with thousand apps.
As I prefer GNOME on my box, I prefer pdaXrom on my Z, but that GPE/OZ rom is full of apps I's like to have...sketchpad, vocalnotes, to-do, easyinput... ok stop here smile.gif
</O.T.>
rmrfchik
QUOTE(ant @ Jun 9 2006, 08:12 PM)
>unplug power adaptor, eject battery. Press and hold OK button and insert battery or power adaptor.
>Hold button 10 sec, emergensy system will booting.

OK, i inserted the card with the kernels and rescued the Z.

Now I can confirm u-boot on SL-C860, though the D+C flashing way not yet working (MODEL ID mismatch somewhere?).
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Do not use D+C method. Use usual way to reflash -- Power+OK, 4, SD|CF, Y.
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