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.
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 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.