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Mersault
Greetings to everybody!

I remember pumping my SL-C3000 back to life when it was almost gone into a paperweight. The beautifull piece of information was shared in here http://www.xlfag.com/zaurus/ - titled "Restorating SL-C3000 from a scratch".

Now I'm not that desperate, actually have OZ running. However because of some minor instability and problems with WLAN, I'd like to turn back to Cacko. I face the same error msgs as once before. Back then I got my Zaurus back following the link abobe. But now the LINK IS DEAD.

So the question: has anybody a copy of the information "Restorating SL-C3000 from a scratch" ? I believe I woudn't be the only one missing that piece of info.


Big thanks,
Mersault
fooman
When you run into dead links like this, it's always good to check the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. The site goes around and tries to archive everything on the Web so when links die and pages become unavailable, you can see if the page you want has been archived.

Fortunately this site was archived. You can find it at:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050205134428/...fag.com/zaurus/

QUOTE(Mersault @ Oct 15 2006, 12:02 PM)
Greetings to everybody!

I remember pumping my SL-C3000 back to life when it was almost gone into a paperweight. The beautifull piece of information was shared in here http://www.xlfag.com/zaurus/ - titled "Restorating SL-C3000 from a scratch".

Now I'm not that desperate, actually have OZ running. However because of some minor instability and problems with WLAN, I'd like to turn back to Cacko. I face the same error msgs as once before. Back then I got my Zaurus back following the link abobe. But now the LINK IS DEAD.

So the question: has anybody a copy of the information "Restorating SL-C3000 from a scratch" ? I believe I woudn't be the only one missing that piece of info.


Big thanks,
Mersault
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rob_figlabs
I wrote up these instructions for our customers - with instructions for all Cxx00 machines. You can access them here:

figlabs.com/restore/
Jon_J
I was digging around and I made a copy of the site you mentioned.
I had to zip it to post it here.
Some of the links are probably gone, but this is the page that I think you are looking for.
Mersault
Amazing! Three separate solutions to my biggest problem came right away!

I just can't thank you enough, fooman, rob_figlabs and Jon_J !!


Cheers,
Merault
fooman
I had to follow these instructions to restore my own C3000 because I had flashed pdaXrom beta 2 on it but it didn't work well so I wanted to go back to Cacko. Note that I had previously replaced my 4 GB MicroDrive with a 4 GB CF.

The pdaXrom software offered to repartition my MicroDrive back to the factory layout so I said yes. When I tried installing the Cacko software, the installation failed. It complained about /hdd1 running out of space. I had no idea what was going on so I decided to try following the restore instructions from Step 1 including the NAND restore, etc. Then I rebooted the C3000 by pressing D+B and then powering up.

I then faithfully followed these instructions:

# sfdisk -uC /dev/hdc <<EOF
# 0,203,83
# ,816,83
# ,6916,c
# EOF

I then reformatted the partitions and then tried installing Cacko again. The installation program complained again that /hdd1 was out of space. So obviously the installation failed.

After further investigation, I realized that the numbers provided above are too low by a factor of 2. So I had to double the numbers to get partitions that were large enough to contain the installation. For example, my first line was 0,406,83, etc. This is why the pdaXrom program that tried to restore my factory partitions failed - I think it was using the numbers listed above which are too low for my Z.

Does anyone know why I had to do this? Does it have anything to do with the fact that my MD was replaced by a CF card? I'm just glad that I was able to install Cacko again. I thought my Z was broken for sure. unsure.gif
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