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Debian / What Are The Dual Booting Possibilities Currently?
« on: February 10, 2008, 04:16:44 am »
Hey All,

I'm trying to do some major catching up with the times and am going to try out Debian EABI on my 3100. I'd like to be able to keep a super stable platform that I could also boot into if possible such as Cacko or PdaXii13 at the same time. For performance issues I'd rather run both ROMs on my internal MD but would be willing to boot one from SD or wherever needed to accomplish the task if necessary. I know back in the day Uboot and some other utilities were being created with this option in their wishlist of functionalities...I don't know if they ever came about though.

Has our developement progressed far enough to allow this yet, if so can someone point me in the right direction to learn how?

Thanks Everyone!

-NeuroShock

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All of the below items except for one Tosa and the sled were sold along with a slew of other cf peripherals and a bluetooth mouse/keyboard to a gentleman in here in Eastern NC.  I am TERRIBLY sorry for not updating this post quickly and accurately as I have been sick through the holidays and ealry January.  For now I plan to keep the one 6000l, I'm hoping to gift it to my daughter if she ever becomes responsible enough that I feel she won't lose it!

God Bless All!
1-20-2008



The following items will be sold by me after the 1st of December, 2007
These will PROBABLY be sold via EBAY- I am listing them here as some of the items are EXCEEDINGLY rare and it will give forum users a heads-up ahead of time!:

TWO (2) Sharp SL-6000L's (Tosa)
I believe I have all original manuals, boxes, docking station, CD's, Adapters and cables etc. for one of them.
I was the original owner of this unit and it has been handled with the utmost care and had a screen protecter on it from day one.

For the second I have all the hardware, (such as cables, docking station etc.), that came with it originally as well as a slightly damaged box, but not the ALL the original packing materials,manuals, or original CD. (However I can provide a burned copy of the original "albeit completely useless" CD if needed.) I bought this unit used but in perfect condition and it has been practically unused since. (It also immediately recieved a screen protecter upon becoming my property.)

Both are in pristine condition with the exception of the "flip-up" clear plastic screen LIDS, (I am NOT talking about the screens themselves), that have some scratches, as Sharp intelligently constructed them of the worlds most-easily-scratchable material EVER. The LCD screens are perfect. Bodies are not scratched or even buffed anywhere on any painted surface or sides. The backs show some minor scuffing where they have contacted desktops etc. When the time comes I'll post gobs of pictures for all interested parties to peruse.

ONE (1) Sharp CE-JC2 (Yup the incredibly RARE Expansion Sled for the SL-6000 series.)
I have the original box and packaging material for it, as I've been it's original owner since Amazon.com traded it to me for my hard earned cash a few years back.
To clear any rumors of this device up- it comes with and adds one additional battery, (an identical one to the one in your SL-6000), it also has an additional CF-Slot, and extends your serial port from the bottom of your Z to a second port. So, YES it gives you a second CF slot like those lucky SL-C3x00 guys except both of yours are accessible, and YES it doubles your battery life, but no it DOESN'T give you a second serial port, it just extends your first one to another location. WHY? We've never figured that out.

ONE (1) Sharp CE-VR1 (This device is easily 100 times rarer than the above expansion sled.)
DEFINITION- This is an MPEG-4 recorder that takes RCA composite video, Right and Left Stereo inputs from ANYWHERE and records it in MPEG-4 directly to any flash memory device or CF Microdrive so long as you have an adapter. Using various adapters I've successfully recorded to CF Flash, MicroDrives, SD-Cards, PCMCIA FLASH DRIVES, MMC cards, and even Micro-SD cards. File size is only limited by the size of your flash media. I'm including a PCMCIA to CF adapter to get whoever buys it started. This device was only marketed originally in Japan and was made for us folks who were video encoding challenged. I have marked and translated the important buttons that are needed to know in order to operate the device. I don't know a huge amount about this device as I never played with it as much as it deserved.
I have the original box, cables, etc. I purchased it used and it is in good working order.

ONE or TWO spare batteries Sharp EA-BL09.
Brand new- Still in sealed packages in original boxes. Kept refrigerated since new.

ONE (1) Black Piel Frama Leather Custom Case.

THE REASON I'M SELLING these items is because I simply can no longer can afford the time/money/mental faculties required to keep up with the Zaurus/Linux lifestyle. My almost 10 year battle against lyme disease and neurological problems has diminished my physical and mental resources to the extent that I'll be doing well to hang on to to a single SL-C3100 that I have and use the most dummy proof ROM available (pdaxromii13 for right now). I can no longer avoid the need to switch over to a windows based UMPC device just for the simplicity and compatibility factors. Hopefully I can generate enough cash to buy the nicest Sony VAIO UX series possible or something better.

I'd VERY much rather see these rather rare items go to good homes where they will be USED instead of languishing away until they are totally obsolete only to become museum displays that catch dust. Together they made one of the best combinations and collections of SL-6000 era peraphanalia assembled. I need the money and hopefully someone will find need of some of these items and give them a good friend!

These won't be sold at a discount. I cannot afford to. I must get as much of my investment out of them as possible as I have no earned income and never will again. Please be aware that I'm not naive to the worth of the worth of these items. Feel free to send me a personal offer if you wish to either my email or my forum account.  If I'm not sure that an offer is appropriate I'll simply wait and let a No Reserve posting on Ebay settle the question for sure rather than beat myself silly haggling offers back and forth. I'm posting here so that if someone actually sees and understands their worth they can make an offer before I begin ebay proceedings on the first of December. If there is not sufficient interest generated here I'll begin by listing the first SL-6000L on Ebay on the 1st of December. Once that auction ends I'll be listing the second SL-6000L and then the CE-JC2, and the CE-VR1 in succession. I haven't decided about whether I'll include the Piel Frama Case and Batteries in with the SL-6000's or if I'll sell them all seperately.

While this marks a closing door for me in my Zaurus journey and this platform, hopefully it will open the doors for several bright beginnings for others with their experience what will always be the best handheld I've ever owned, the SL-6000!

Wishing everyone the best and brightest!

-NeuroShock
North Carolina, USA
dan@nospaaaamdanzweb.com

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6000 - Tosa / 2 Sl-6000l's, Exp Sled, Batts Etc Available Dec 1,2007.
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:48:05 pm »
A quick preface- I'm only posting this here as well as in the Wanted/Trading forum to give the maximum amount of tosa users a heads up about these items (especially the expansion sled) and knowledge of their upcoming availability.  To be frank the import of some of these items will be lost on 99% of the usual perusers of the For Sale/Wanted forum.

The following items will be being sold by me after the 1st of December, 2007:

TWO (2) Sharp SL-6000L's (Tosa)
I believe I have all original manuals, boxes, docking station, CD's, Adapters and cables etc. for one of them.
I was the original owner of this unit and it has been handled with the utmost care and had a screen protecter on it from day one.

For the second I have all the hardware, (such as cables, docking station etc.), that came with it originally as well as a slightly damaged box, but not the ALL the original packing materials,manuals, or original CD. (However I can provide a burned copy of the original "albeit completely useless" CD if needed.)  I bought this unit used but in perfect condition and it has been practically unused since. (It also immediately recieved a screen protecter upon becoming my property.)

Both are in pristine condition with the exception of the "flip-up" clear plastic screen LIDS, (I am NOT talking about the screens themselves), that have some scratches, as Sharp intelligently constructed them of the worlds most-easily-scratchable material EVER. The LCD screens are perfect. Bodies are not scratched or even buffed anywhere on any painted surface or sides. The backs show some minor scuffing where they have contacted desktops etc. When the time comes I'll post gobs of pictures for all interested parties to peruse.

ONE (1) Sharp CE-JC2 (Yup the incredibly RARE Expansion Sled for the SL-6000 series.)
I have the original box and packaging material for it, as I've been it's original owner since Amazon.com traded it to me for my hard earned cash a few years back.
To clear any rumors of this device up- it comes with and adds one additional battery, (an identical one to the one in your SL-6000), it also has an additional CF-Slot, and extends your serial port from the bottom of your Z to a second port. So, YES it gives you a second CF slot like those lucky SL-C3x00 guys except both of yours are accessible, and YES it doubles your battery life, but no it DOESN'T give you a second serial port, it just extends your first one to another location. WHY? We've never figured that out.

ONE (1) Sharp CE-VR1 (This device is easily 100 times rarer than the above expansion sled.)
DEFINITION- This is an MPEG-4 recorder that takes RCA composite video, Right and Left Stereo inputs from ANYWHERE and records it in MPEG-4 directly to any flash memory device or CF Microdrive so long as you have an adapter. Using various adapters I've successfully recorded to CF Flash, MicroDrives, SD-Cards, PCMCIA FLASH DRIVES, MMC cards, and even Micro-SD cards. File size is only limited by the size of your flash media. I'm including a PCMCIA to CF adapter to get whoever buys it started. This device was only marketed originally in Japan and was made for us folks who were video encoding challenged. I have marked and translated the important buttons that are needed to know in order to operate the device. I don't know a huge amount about this device as I never played with it as much as it deserved.
I have the original box, cables, etc. I purchased it used and it is in good working order.

ONE or TWO spare batteries Sharp EA-BL09.
Brand new- Still in sealed packages in original boxes. Kept refrigerated since new.

ONE (1) Black Piel Frama Leather Custom Case.

THE REASON I'M SELLING these items is because I simply can no longer can afford the time/money/mental faculties required to keep up with the Zaurus/Linux lifestyle.  My almost 10 year battle against lyme disease and neurological problems has diminished my physical and mental resources to the extent that I'll be doing well to hang on to to a single SL-C3100 that I have and use the most dummy proof ROM available (pdaxromii13 for right now).  I can no longer avoid the need to switch over to a windows based UMPC device just for the simplicity and compatibility factors. Hopefully I can generate enough cash to buy the  nicest Sony VAIO UX series possible or something better.

I'd VERY much rather see these rather rare items go to good homes where they will be USED instead of languishing away until they are totally obsolete only to become museum displays that catch dust.  Together they made one of the best combinations and collections of SL-6000 era peraphanalia assembled. I need the money and hopefully someone will find need of some of these items and give them a good friend!

These won't be sold at a discount. I cannot afford to. I must get as much of my investment out of them as possible as I have no earned income and never will again. Please be aware that I'm not naive to the worth of the worth of these items. If I'm not comfortable that an offer is appropriate I'll simply wait and let a No Reserve posting on Ebay settle the question for sure rather than beat myself silly haggling offers back and forth. I'm posting here so that if someone actually sees and understands their worth they can make an offer before I begin ebay proceedings on the first of December.  If there is not sufficient interest generated here I'll begin by listing the first SL-6000L on Ebay on the 1st of December. Once that auction ends I'll be listing the second SL-6000L and then the CE-JC2, and the  CE-VR1 in succession. I haven't decided about whether I'll include the Piel Frama Case and Batteries in with the SL-6000's or if I'll sell them all seperately.

While this marks a closing door for me in my Zaurus journey and this platform, hopefully it will open the doors for several bright beginnings for others with their experience what will always be the best handheld I've ever owned, the SL-6000!

Wishing everyone the best and brightest!

-NeuroShock
dan@nospaaaamdanzweb.com

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Stowaway Thinkoutside Bluetooth Keyboard Mouse
« on: April 21, 2007, 12:47:04 am »
Hey All,

I'm currently running pdaXii13/full5.3.5 on my C3100 and am EXTRAORDINARILY pleased with it, but I've run into some REALLY irksome problems with getting some hardware that worked VERY easily with either Sharp or Cacko to run under it.

At the top of my most coveted hardware that I'd like to use but cannot get to function are my:

Think Outside Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard (Model # XTBT01)

and

Think Outside Stowaway Travel Mouse (Model # MSBT01)

I've found a post or so by searching the forums here that vaguely refer to bluetooth mice etc. and one single success story (that only worked at the cost of losing all touch screen functionality...ouch) about someone who had a different brand bluetooth mouse.  I did find one post that made reference to these exact model devices that I have, whose author inferred that since these Stowaway devices are Microsoft HID compliant they should be a cinch to get working as long as you had a working bluetooth card/dongle and could see the keyboard/mouse via it.  I also see that under the IR keyboard drivers thread there is a poster who claims to have used them to have gotten his Bluetooth keyboard to work...I have NO idea how he managed this...maybe the keymapping portion was what he was referring to, I'm not sure because he didn't elaborate at all.

Is this true (about the HID compliancy making things so easy?) Because while I do have two dongles and two cf bluetooth solutions (all of which I can transfer files back and forth with my cellphone with) that seem setup correctly, and I can seem to see the mouse (but not the keyboard) I just can't seem to get them operating.

Am I chasing a hopeless case?

Oh and btw, I already tried the solution that worked for the one other success story I found here on the forums for the mouse and it did NOT work for me, and even if it did I'm not willing to completely give up being able to use my stylus when I don't have the ability to plug the mouse in! So it's not a good solution for me at all.

PdaXii13 is just so polished and fabulous and so hardware flexible it was actually fairly astounding to see how bluetooth "dumb" it was when it came to i/o devices.


   Of course there is ALWAYS the possibility that I'm the dummy and there is an easy solution to this that I've just missed! Thanks in advance for your help!

-NeuroShock

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Remove Cpu/mem Applet In Pdaxii13?
« on: April 14, 2007, 07:37:47 pm »
Alright,

I'm sure this has a simple silly answer but I haven't found it through searching the forums here or poking around for hours so....

How do I delete the cpu/mem applet(s) from the pdaxii13 taskbar (using Rox if that makes a diff)?

It seems simple enough to ADD applets, ironically that simplicity is why I now need to DELETE the applets as my friend thoughtfully put two extra identical cpu/mem monitor applets up there while fiddling around so now I have THREE running simultaneously.  It's intuitive enough to add applets, I would think it would be as easy to delete them, but it's evading me.

Thanks in advance.


-NeuroShock

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C1000/3x00 General discussions / Pdaxqtrom /etc/xipk.conf Error
« on: April 07, 2007, 08:30:35 pm »
Warning. This will NOT be a short post. Faint of heart flee now.
You have been warned.

The short story:

I'm trying to install pdaXqtrom (Meanie's beautiful work), using the uncompressed versions of the files on a SL-C3100 with a fresh install of Cacko 1.23 Full with a 8gb Flash drive partitioned formatted roughly to the following:

hda1 10mb ext3  (mounted as hdd1)
hda2 10mb ext3  (mounted as hdd2)
hda3 512mb c WinFAT32  (mounted as hdd3)
hda4 extended
hda5 7GB ext3 (mounted as hdd4)
hda6 512mb Swapdrive (mounting at startup)

Having thoroughly and correctly edited my rc.rofilesys and hddmount I have all drives automounting at startup at thier correct mounting points etc...no problems there.  (No arrogance here, just been there-done that a bazillion times, and sometimes have nightmares about doing it in my sleep.)

The idea/goal here is to run pdaXqtrom/Debian Workstation in an uncompressed native ext2/3 environment with as little or no use of loop devices as possible. So the whole point of that massive drive /hdd4 is for this use alone.

So I created my new file called, (ingeniously), /hdd4/pdaxqtrom and dropped all my files into it along with the install script and ran the install script and I got THIS error....

.....
error:  installation directory not specified in /etc/xipk.conf

Now I am totally vexed as to what this means as I cannot even FIND such a file anywhere much less have an idea as to what I need to add to it to make things work. I feel this must be stupidly simple and I'm just missing the obvious but I can't find my way around it so please HELP ME!


NOW..
(not many ppl will read this but the important ones will.)

I've spent almost 20 hours on this problem so far because I was afraid to ask for help, and in an attempt to clear some obstacles from becoming a better person I need to face an issue with the community here that I have been dodging for QUITE a while.  

Quite a few of you who have known me for some time know that I am disabled. The truth is I suffer from a bizarre form of Lyme's disease (you get it from being bitten by a tick) and it's left me with a handful of arthritic and more importantly neurological disorders and a really, really messy spinal collumn. The important thing I'm addressing here is that the neurological problems make me forget.  Not major things.  Just details. Little things.  For example I've handled this ENTIRE project and this EXACT problem before my last relapse and I cannot remember for the life of me how I got past this tiny problem...and that 1% can be a roadblock and a half.

My apologies are for this:  I abandoned several minor projects I was working on or with after my last relapse because I was afraid to embarass myself in front of my friends here in the community and for fear that I would complicate the very projects that I was trying to further.  So I stayed away and hid from it all.  When I finally came back I was stunned to find that almost all of those projects I had been working on had been dropped due to lack of participation. I shoulder a part of that blame and I am sorry. Truly sorry.  There is much I am not fit to do, but there is much still that I can, and God knows we can always use one more beta tester at the least so I'll try my best not to let this happen again.

Thank you all and God Bless.

-NeuroShock

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X/Qt / Where Can I Find .tgz Versions Of The Pdaxqtrom
« on: December 30, 2006, 02:28:25 am »
Hey All,

Question #1
Does anyone know where I might find tarball versions (.tgz) of the pdaxqtrom Zgcc, Java, Games, and Dictionaries images?  Or as an alternative a complete list of the programs that when combined make up the images themselves in .ipk format?

Question #2
Is it possible to install the decompressed .tgz images that are available (base, apps, and OpenOffice) and then later (or at the same time) install the cramfs/squashfs versions of the other images as a performance compromise if I cannot get a good answer to Question #1?  It seems like I read somewhere when I set up the X/Qt system on my old microdrive last year that you couldn't mix and match the image types...you had to use all cramfs, or all squashfs etc.

Question #3
If question #1 and #2 end up unresolved  does anyone know of a practical way to extract the file system with links and dependencies etc. intact and still working from a squashfs/cramfs image?

Question #4
I've read that most of the setup/install scripts for this are made for pdaxqtrom and debian pocketworkstation to be located in /hdd3.  In my case I have about a 6gb partition set aside that is formatted ext2 and mounted as /hdd4.  Any insight into avoiding huge problems because of this would be appreciated.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to wring as much performance out of my c3100 as possible.  I've recently replaced my 6gb Hitachi Microdrive that I've used for about a year now with an 8gb Sandisk Ultra II card. I've just reflashed with Cacko and am in the process of trying to install the entire pdaxqtrom jumbo and Debian pocketworkstation jumbo files in non-compressed, non-loopback versions so as to avoid the performance hit they incur now that space is not so much a problem for me.  So if at all possible I'm trying to use the tarballed version of each image rather than the cramfs or squashfs images to accomplish this.

Thanks so much for your help with this, your time and effort that you put into answering are valuable to me and I know that most of us have very little of it to spare especially at this time of year! So you have my sincere thanks.

Be Well my friends,

-NeuroShock

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General Discussion / How Do The Bluetooth Sound Dongles Work?
« on: December 27, 2006, 02:24:34 am »
Hey All,

A quick question, I was thinking about trying the Bluetooth Headphone thing with my C3100 and 6000L but have realized that it's not the easiest thing to do at best and since neither of my devices have a built-in bluetooth implementation I'll be having to use a bluetooth usb/cf dongle/card of some kind anyway.

With this in mind I realized that it might be simpler just to buy one of the matching bluetooth headphone and dongle sets that are available where the dongle plugs directly into the sound port where a set of normal corded headphones would plug into.  Are these solutions completely self contained and work right out of the box, or do you have to have/make additional software changes to the kernel/rom in order to get them to function correctly? I don't mind the extra expense, but if I'm going to have to slog through the work of making all the changes etc. in the kernel/OS for it to work then I'll just try and use what I already have. The other nice thing if these devices work right out of the can would be that I could use it on either one of my Z's (or any other device I have) interchangeably.

Thanks in advance!

-NeuroShock

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Nokia Tablet / Thekompany.com Is Porting It's Progs To The 770!
« on: February 25, 2006, 03:59:18 am »
Hey folks,

I've been watching the 770 stuff carefully for the last little while as I'm looking to it for my next venture purchase. My antiquated RCA REB1100 is aging ungracefully lately and I've had my eye on the 770 as a Ebook reader on steroids upgrade.  One of the things I've been dissapointed about was the lack of PIM and productivity software available for it right now.  I know they aren't positioning themselves in the market against pda's directly but at >$350usd I would REALLY like to get some productivity work out of the thing when I do get around to buying one as well as fun and games.

Soooo I was VERY excited when I checked in for some software upgrades at www.thekompany.com and found that they are busy porting their embedded programs to the Nokia 770 platform!  This is HUGE great news as thekompany.com offers PIMS and productivity software that is every bit as good as ANY software on the market for any of the Zaurus models!  Okay, I know it's sad but I own EVERY embedded piece of software for both the SL-5500 and clamshell models that they offer.  Together they account for about 60-70% of the progs I currently use on my Zaurii. So yes they do cost money (no freeware here) but they are all very reasonably priced for what you get - I've never regretted a single purchase I've made with them yet.  The moment they get the basic PIM's ported I'll be a  new 770 owner.  The rest of their embedded offerings being ported will be just the icing on the cake. =)

By the way - I have no connection whatsoever to thekompany.com in any way shape or form. I AM as I said already a very happy customer however.  The only negative about the company I can think of is that if you ever need tech support you will find that the gentleman who responds to all emails (I think he's also the president) is named Shawn and while you'll get good support you'll find he has all the personality of a rock. The good news is however that you purchased the program and intellectual support of their product not someone to make you feel good about yourself.

Maybe I'll be a 770 owner sooner than I thought!

-NeuroShock

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Nevermind. It's Been Fixed.
« on: December 17, 2005, 01:15:16 pm »
Hey Folks,

I'm pretty frustrated- frustrated enough to offer to some genius that solves my problem here some hard cold cash payable in USD via PayPal if they can deliver.

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish:

I'm a C3100 owner and would like to upgrade the 4gb internal Hitachi Microdrive with a new 6gb Retail version Hitachi Microdrive. There are no compatibility problems with the 6gb drive it is recognized fine in either the interior or exterior CF drive bay and I can rudimentarily move data to and from it with no problems.

Just to be painfully clear up front I want the finished product to work with Cacko 1.23 Heavy.

Apparently the C3100's Microdrive comes fdisked from the factory into 3 partitions:

1.) The first is a 9mb partition that is apparently empty, Meanie's site says that the C3000 uses this for a copy of the system files but that it is unused on the C3100. It is formatted with ext3.

2.) The second is another 9mb partition that is also apparently empty, Meanie's site says that the C3000 uses this partition also but that it appears to be unused on the C3100. It is also formatted with ext3.

3.) The third partition takes up the entire rest of the disk and is formatted with FAT 32. The C3100 has this partition formatted to FAT 32 to provide the user access to it for storage reasons from within the C3100's OS environment as well as providing the ability for the C3100 to be recognized as a USB storage device by a Windows 2000/Xp machine.

The Fdisk partitioning table for the stock 4gb Hitachi Microdrive is as follows:

Device Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/hda1 1 20 10048+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 21 40 10080 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 41 7936 3979584 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

After switching out the HDD’s what I wish to end up with is a partitioning scheme that includes the following:
-Complete compatibility with Cacko 1.23
-A 512mb Swap Partition (NOT a swap FILE!)
-A 2gb partition formatted with ext3 that is visible from within the Cacko 1.23 environment – It must be possible to install programs onto this drive!
-A 3gb FAT32 partition for hdd3/hda3 so that I can still use the Z as a USB storage device under Windows 2000.

My competency level is sufficient in hardware concerns to be able to handle the actual physical switching of the hard drives, (I’ve already done so several times.)
My competency level in Linux in general isn’t nearly as good. (If it were you wouldn’t be reading this post and taking my money.) =) But I can handle some command line duties (cp, ls, mkdir, etc.) as well as simple file editing tasks. I’m also very competent within Fdisk itself. Beyond the basics I’m asking for complete hand-holding and that’s what I’ll be paying for.

I want someone who has definite knowledge of the C3100 and it’s specific hdd issues - You will need to give me step by step, detailed instructions for me to follow in order to be able to accomplish what I’ve listed above. This includes EVERYTHING, do not assume that I know anything, (you’ll be disappointed if you do.) This will need to include every step from Fdisking to formatting to editing of the scripts that the C3100 uses to mount it’s internal drives on boot.

I know you’ll pm me anyway but for all those who are going to send me a PM excitedly telling me about the How-To that’s available in the Zaurus Wikipedia that covers this EXACT SUBJECT and that if I go read it I can save my money etc. etc. etc. I’ve read it. It doesn’t help me- enough. Plus my issues are different from his scenario in several ways. Besides that particular how-to is a bit deceptive in what the author actually offers. (Don’t get me wrong- GREAT info it just doesn’t stick to the labeled topic- which is how to convert the FAT32 partition to ext2/3.) The first section he explains rather well how to repartition and format the 4gb internal hard-drive from FAT32 to ext2/3. However when he continues on he offers the reader his own edited scripts for the reader to compare his/her own to and modify accordingly. However if you read carefully it turns out that the partitioning scheme that he is using is an ext3/ext3/FAT32/ext2. Therefore they won’t work specifically for the user who is simply trying to convert his ext3/ext3/FAT32 drive to a ext3/ext3/ext3 partitioned drive (as the title of the listing would indicate.) So it leaves the reader to then have to extrapolate what they need/don’t need from the scripts to make it work for them and after looking into the scripts he listed I knew it was beyond me right away.

Possibly the fatal difficulty here will lie in the partitioning scheme fundamentals. If for reasons that I don’t understand the C3100 MUST keep the hda1 (9mb ext3 partition), and hda2 (9mb ext3 partition), even though they are not technically “used” by the C3100 model then there will be no way to also add both a Swap Partition and a large ext3 drive upon which I can install programs and view the contents thereof. The simple reason being that you cannot have 5 primary partitions on one drive, the maximum is 4 I believe.

If this is confirmed to be impossible then I’ll have to decide which I want more- the Swap Drive or the FAT32/Windows USB drive capability. At that point I’ll make that decision and I’ll re-offer the reward for that configuration but I’m REALLY hoping that someone will find a way for me to have my cake and eat it too. As an alternative I could implement a loopback device to float my ext2 file system on a FAT32 drive but I REALLY want to avoid that performance hit!  - For the same reason I desperately do not want to have to settle for the performance of a swap file rather than a Swap Partition!

Regardless of all that I will post the exact procedure I followed from whoever claims the reward so that not only will that person get paid but the community will benefit from that knowledge in the future use as well.

The reward will start at $50usd. As those of you know who’ve claimed similar rewards from me in the past I tip very well also. If you feel the offer should be higher and you believe your skillz are up to the task feel free to suggest what you feel is appropriate. I certainly won’t mind you doing so- of course I may not be able to offer/afford that much but you can certainly run it by me. At any rate, my guess is that this will be easy pickin’s and someone will benefit from my ignorance very quickly. Not often do you find something like this that you can probably type up water-right instructions for in less than an hour or so. And you don’t even need to feel bad about taking advantage of me…. I WANT you to!

Likewise if someone wishes to rise to the occasion and provide this service but would rather not claim the reward for their personal use I will gladly donate it to the Zaurus developer of their choice instead.

If you need further information of any kind you have but to ask and I’ll make sure you get it as quickly as possible.

Please PM and/or Email me at your convenience.

Many Thanks,
-NeuroShock
dan@danzweb.com

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Cxx0 Hardware / Nevermind - Thanks
« on: December 17, 2005, 09:03:17 am »
I posted this thread in the wrong forum. My apologies. Dislexia is a pain and I make this mistake fairly often because of the similarity between the titles CX00 and C3X00.

To view the completed thread and associated project please follow the thread below to it's location in the CXX00 Hardware forum.

https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?act=S...t=0#entry107409

Thanks Everyone!

-NeuroShock

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For Sale / Wanted / Wanted: Used Sharp Ce-jc2 Expansion
« on: December 09, 2005, 03:38:42 pm »
Hey all,

I'm interested in buying a CE-JC2.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's the expansion adapter for the SL-6000 series that adds a second CF slot, battery, and secondary extension of the serial i/o port.

I'm particularly interested in the Sled itself I don't care if the battery that originally came shipped with it is included or not. So for those of you who may have one but simply have found that you never really used it, if you wish to keep the battery for a backup that will be fine. Of course whether the battery would accompany the Expansion Sled would affect how much I'm willing to pay.

So if anyone wants to generate a little bit of Christmas money I'll gladly cater to that need.

Happy Holidays All,

-NeuroShock

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Deals and Great Z Buys / No More Forwarding Services Till After Jan 1!
« on: December 07, 2005, 07:29:15 am »
Hey folks,

For the past two months I've been sporadically filling requests for ppl (mainly the Europe crowd) who live in countries where it's terribly expensive or just simply impossible to get things like large capacity CF cards and microdrives or other accessories that they want in their home country.  They simply send me the money and I buy the item here in the states and send it to them via international shipping.  It's something I do for free and I have a lot of fun with it and I also get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing ppl be able to aquire things they couldn't without me or others like me volunteering this service. (More of you should do this sort of thing- it's personally fulfilling and a great way to make new friends.)

At any rate while I do not mind doing this normally I've had a bunch of requests in the last 2 weeks as we gear up for Christmas and it's just more than I can handle right now.  If I've already told you I could do yours or if the transaction is already in progress I'll make sure you're covered.  I'm going to 'hang up my boots' for a while as it's become a bit more than I can handle and since I can't bear to play favorites I'm just putting all new requests on hold till after Jan 1, 2006.  That way I can catch my breath and nobody gets offended because I would help some folks and not the others.

Thanks for your understanding and please accept my apologies if this inconveniences anyone.

Happy Holidays,

-NeuroShock

PS If this time of year is NOT a holiday for you then please ignore the last closing comment as it was therefore not directed at you and please do not feel compelled to post a reply to point that fact out. Thanks.

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Can A Serialio Sharp Serial To Db9 Cable Originlly
« on: December 01, 2005, 06:27:59 am »
I just read through all the posts I could find on the subject.  It seems that using a Serialio  Sharp proprietary serial ---> USB cable is not a good idea or will not work at all, but will a Serialio Sharp proprietary serial ---> standard serial DB9 cable work without problem or damage?  I'm wanting to use it for my networking switch and router for a management connection and want to make sure before I do something ignorant like fry my new C3100.

Thanks a bunch.

-NeuroShock

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / I Thought The C3100 Had A Serial Port?!
« on: November 30, 2005, 04:49:31 am »
My C3100 arrived today, it's certainly beautiful enuf (speaking of the entire exterior of the physical unit itself- haven't turned it on yet - still charging so I'm not sure of the screen.) Actually from a physical examination it has actually impressed me more than my 6000L did when it first arrived.  Very sleek engineering. Oops I'm drifting.

Anyhow, I've examined it completely and minutely and it suddenly occurred to me that there wasn't a serial port on it!  I had just never questioned that it wouldn't have one on it as every Zaurus I've ever owned of ANY model always has.  I'm a bit deflated about this because I actually use the serial port for a few things, (managing my cisco router, switch, and a print server etc.)

Am I missing something? or have I just been stupid by assuming that it would have one?

I'm feeling more than a tad silly at the moment.

-NeuroShock

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