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RX Shorty
Hi all,

When toying around with my Netwalker I bricked it twice.
So had to do a restore twice already, so here is a manual.

See my blog with latest info!

Requirements
  • PC running linux (I am using Ubuntu/OpenSuse)
  • Micro SD-Card (min 4 GB) - IT WILL DELETE ALL FILES ON IT!
  • Netwalker Restore Pack - Download

To Do
  1. we have to find out which /dev/sd* is the Micro SD-Card. (You can use Gparted to find out)
    Example 1: Your system has 1 harddisk
    Harddisk = /dev/sda
    Micro SD-Card = /dev/sdb
    Example 2: You system has 3 harddisks
    Harddisk 1 = /dev/sda
    Harddisk 2 = /dev/sdb
    Harddisk 3 = /dev/sdc
    Micro SD-Card = /dev/sdd

  2. Now we know which is the Micro SD-Card we can use the following command:
    dd if=netwalker.img of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
    Be sure to be in the same directory as your netwalker img file, and edit your path to your Micro SD-Card if needed.
    For example:
    dd if=/home/username/Downloads/ netwalker.img of=/dev/sdd bs=1M
  3. This process will take some time, so go get yourself a coffee/snack and return to your pc after a 15 – 30 minutes.
    When you can start your new command in the Teminal it is done.
  4. Put the micro SD-Card in your Netwalker.
  5. Hold down the two mouse buttons and start your Netwalker, keep the buttons down even after the Sharp logo.
  6. A Japanese question will be asked: press Y
  7. After the restore is done, press ENTER
merlin1
I just checked out your link -- the file size tells it contains all the files necessary to recover the OS, without having to download from the slow original server. Well done! smile.gif

It's worth mentioning the script will erase the microSD card so make sure there's nothing important on it anymore smile.gif
RX Shorty
Thanks, yes it contains all files you need.
I will add the important note smile.gif
Tom Moulton
I would add:

10) Create UserID and set to English Video showing how

I went to a local Sushi restaurant for translation help!

tom

ps. I would also add:

6A) MUST BE RUNNING ON A/C Power
cpulster
Thanks RXShorty, excellent help !

I have a dead Netwalker T1 here. The recovery files provided here are not workgin with it.
FAQ says to make a recovery microSD card, use the tool: applications >> Accessory >> recovery maker

Anybody out there with a working Netwalker T1 who is willing to make a recovery file ?
THANKS !
Chris
dougeeebear
QUOTE(cpulster @ Sep 13 2010, 03:30 AM) *
Thanks RXShorty, excellent help !

I have a dead Netwalker T1 here. The recovery files provided here are not workgin with it.
FAQ says to make a recovery microSD card, use the tool: applications >> Accessory >> recovery maker

Anybody out there with a working Netwalker T1 who is willing to make a recovery file ?
THANKS !
Chris

I don't know if you are still in need of the recovery file, but I have a NetWalker T1 coming, and I'll see what I can do.
dougeeebear
Just to let anyone know who may be interested, the Recovery Maker on the T1 does work perfectly.
It formats the MicroSD card with ext3, makes it bootable and copies the necessary files to it.
Restoring uses Power + L/R Mouse Buttons, just like the Z1.
It worked perfectly for me.

I have also found a way to restore all my customized settings after I do the recovery.
If anyone is interested I will elaborate further.
RX Shorty
That is great to hear dougeeebear, how do you like the T1 so far?
dougeeebear
I like it quite well, but the operation is kind of sluggish.
I disabled the services to generate logfiles and that seemed to help a little.
I really like the Ubuntu Netbook Launcher.
I already have a Zaurus SL-C1000 clamshell, so I wanted to try a tablet without a keyboard for a change.
It takes some getting used to, but so far so good.
Now if only there was more NetWalker activity here on the forum it would be nice.
Seems as if the Z1 users have given them up, and I've only seen one other T1 user.
Regardless, I'm enjoying it all by myself. smile.gif
RX Shorty
Yeah it is pretty much done on this forum...
Well I expect a update from Sharp in May smile.gif
RX Shorty
It was a bit outdated, so I changed the zip file for a img file.
smile.gif
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