There are several forms of Debian for the Zaurus, so please be careful to refer to the correct distribution and terminology.
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Knowledgeable persons please insert current status for all Zaurus models here.
If you have a Zaurus SL-5500 then you can install Pocket Workstation, guide here, but this guide does not include X11.
Debian is available on the Zaurus 3X00s, 1000, 860 machines via the TitchyLinux distribution. This is a hybrid between OABI and EABI. It uses an OABI file system and an EABI kernel.
A One Stop Guide to Installing Debian (OABI & EABI) on C-series Models
This guide will walk you through the methods of installing a real Debian on your Zaurus. It is a bit long, but actually you are not supposed to read it all. You will be prompted a few questions (Q8-Q12) and you will then know where to continue. Please follow this link for details Debian/Zaurus installation guide (for all C-series models)
- Introduction to Alternative ROMs
- If you want a crosscompile environment this site will lead you to easily install the 'bitbake' system and the source repositories for the kernel. The site gives a more user friendly access to a version of the Open Embedded development system. The kernels and modules are also usable for Debian on the Z.