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LukeLuke
I have installed pdaXrom beta4 with u-boot ...... now i want try other distro.....

Can i install this other distro trought the u-boot ?

The distro is :

beta 3
cacko
OZ

How can i do ?

THANKS

Bye
InSearchOf
As of right now... no... it can't be done... you will need to find the correct NAND for your device... which hopefully you have... and do a NAND restore to get the Sharp Bootloader back...

Late
LukeLuke
I love the pdaXrom and so i have made an image of my HD for the future.... but i want try other....i search a distro with more speed.....

On my old SL-5500, i had an OZ/OPIE and it was most speed .......

What do you suggest me? Wich distro to try?

THANKS

Bye
Viking
QUOTE(LukeLuke @ Sep 25 2006, 03:36 PM)
I have installed pdaXrom beta4 with u-boot ...... now i want try other distro.....

Can i install this other distro trought the u-boot ?

The distro is :

beta 3
cacko
OZ

How can i do ?

THANKS

Bye
*


Yes and no

openembedded ist useing another NAND flash layout
and the openembedded kernel can not read u-boot parameters .
u need a special kernel and install images for openembedded gpe and opie images



rolleyes.gif i can take a look if i find some running gpe/opie image with running kernel ..

someting like this for nand layout drivervs/mtd/nand/sharpsl.c ......
#define DEFAULT_NUM_PARTITIONS 5
static struct mtd_partition sharpsl_nand_default_partition_info[] = {
{
.name = "U-Boot",
.offset = 0,
.size = 256 * 1024,
},
{
.name = "U-BootEnv",
.offset = 256 * 1024,
.size = 128 * 1024,
},
{
.name = "Emergency",
.offset = 384 * 1024,
.size =5376 * 1024 ,
},
{
.name = "Kernel",
.offset = 5760 * 1024,
.size = 1408 * 1024,
},
{
.name = "JFFS2",
.offset = 7168 * 1024 ,
.size = 123904 * 1024 , // NICE BIG ROOTPART...
},
};
InSearchOf
Have you tried beta3?

Late
LukeLuke
no.... What has beta3 more of beta4 ?

THANKS

Bye
InSearchOf
Stability... I have Zero problems when I run beta3...

Quite frankly, I bounced back and forth between beta3 and 4 before rc121 came out... I would be sitting at home bored... and I would flash uboot and beta4... then when I got done playing with it (debugging)... I would burn beta3 back on for daily use... It is very stable and has all the same "external" features as beta4... but just a earlier kernel (2.4)

Late
LukeLuke
my problem is not stability.....for me beta4 it's ok!

I'ld want more speed....

IMHO - My SL5500 with OZ/OPIE was more speed of my C1000 with pdaXrom..... :-(
InSearchOf
Can't help u with that one... I've used pdaxrom on my Z for all but *maybe* 15 min... and that was to try OZ/GPE... :-/

Late

PS... well i did have sharp loaded just to charge the device for the initial 24 hours...
Meanie
QUOTE(LukeLuke @ Sep 26 2006, 02:36 AM)
my problem is not stability.....for me beta4 it's ok!

I'ld want more speed....

IMHO - My SL5500 with OZ/OPIE was more speed of my C1000 with pdaXrom..... :-(
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why dont you just use OZ/OPIE then if speed is so important to you? OZ/OPIE is faster than OZ/GPE as well. QT/E is just more lightweight than X11. You can also switch to more lightweight wm like fluxbox/blackbox/evilwm/fvwm2/ratpoison/dwm rather than xfce/matchbox.
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