QUOTE(whykickamoocow @ Mar 22 2009, 06:05 PM)
Yeah, ive installed backtrack onto my zaurus 6gb microdrive, just need some help on tryiny to boot the thing up. The install went perfect just like you would on a laptop hdd, its just that it doesnt boot up from it, fat32 is the formatt of a stanard zaurus microdrive so all i did was to reformatt it in the same, i didnt mean i formatted in fat32 for th zubuntu install.
It seems you're on the wrong track.
When you put the microdrive in a desktop or laptop, I'm sure you can install a live cd on it. But it will never run on the zaurus. You can only use this to run it on a desktop or laptop (X86).
The zaurus uses a different cpu (arm), it is a different system. A bad comparison, but look at it as a pocketpc or a psp or a nintendo ds or a phone. You can't run apps that are made for pocketpc, nintendo DS, psp, phone on a desktop or laptop and you can't run apps made for the desktop/laptop on the pocketpc or the nintendo DS. It just doesn't work.
The zaurus is a bit the same (but different). You can't run apps made for the desktop or laptop. However, there is a specific ubuntu port where they recompiled all the apps so they CAN run on the zaurus. But only when you use these recompiled apps (they are remade for "arm" or "armel" systems).
The zaurus microdrive had a large fat32 partition, but the standard system only uses this to put data on it. When you want an operating system or apps to run from it, you need to reformat it to ext2 or ext3.
To put a new system on the zaurus, you have to "flash" it. More on this can be found in the wiki. Things like live-CDs or installer disks won't work. They are made for X86 and don't exist for "arm" systems. Flashing usually works with 3 files : the script (fash instructions), the kernel (the heart of the system) and the base-system (basic apps to get started).
Once ubuntu runs, you can use it in the same way as on your laptop or desktop, only installation is a bit different.
- To flash your zaurus with the multiboot kernel : check the wiki, I can't put it any clearer.
- To get ubuntu going : follow the instructions on the omegamoon blog, I can't put it any clearer.