Download this zip file from Trisoft. I attached it here.
Basically what you will need to do is to partition and format the first 2 partitions (hda1 and hda2) just as they were when Sharp sent your Zaurus out.
These two partitions also contain some specific files and directories which are necessary to enable your Zaurus to operate just as it did when new.
The below instructions also show you how to partition the 3rd partition. This is also necessary. But the first 2 partitions are what usually "stumps" most people, as they are basically an area to store small backup scripts/files and are not usually used in everyday operation.
I'm pasting the "Readme" that is included in this zip file on here. Read it, download the files and follow the readme. Make sure you preserve the directory structure as the readme tells you to do.Contents of the system-partitions for the SL-C3200
TRIsoft / Marc Stephan / April 11th, 2006
Use the information in this document at your own risk.
TRIsoft is not liable for any damages that may result from
SL-C3200 HDD-Partition table:
/dev/hda1 Start 1 End 20 Blocks 10048+ id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda2 Start 21 End 40 Blocks 10080 id 83 System Linux
/dev/hda3 Start 41 End 11905 Blocks 5979960 id c System Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
While using the fdisk on the Zaurus, double check that you set the
correct parameters for the drive. They have to be:
16 heads / 63 sectors/track / 11905 cylinders
Format the partitions with:
mke2fs -j /dev/hda1
mke2fs -j /dev/hda2
mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hda3
/hda1 and /hda2 are 9.5 MB partitions. Each one contains a ".sys" and
a "lost+found" directory. The contents of the .sys-directories are
in this file.
Files in /hdd1/.sys :
hdimage2.tgz (2149 Bytes, contains japanese web-bookmarks - hurray !)
hdlist1.dat (85 Bytes, no clue what it's good for)
Files in /hdd2/.sys :
contlist.dat (74327 Bytes)
hdlist2.dat (1264 Bytes)
hdlist3.dat (1519 Bytes)
The Zaurus will display an error like "HDD not initialized" if the
directories and files are missing. Just restoring the partition table
won't make an SL-C3200 happy.
For using fdisk, read the OESF page, Formatting for newbies.http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Step-b...ing_for_newbies
To copy the files over, just put them on a SD or CF card and use the Linux copy command. "cp"
I'll paste the cp -help below.
Usage: cp [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST
Copies SOURCE to DEST, or multiple SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.
-a Same as -dpR
-d Preserves links
-p Preserves file attributes if possible
-f force (implied; ignored) - always set
-R Copies directories recursively