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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 04:04:36 pm »
@sylpil : would you be interrested in a pivot_root install for c3100 ? if yes, why ?
(I should make one if enough people are interrested in this one)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 01:42:06 pm »
try formating your card before copying over updated files ... or maybe try using another card (or use PM to speack french )

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:59:31 pm »
I changed the instructions as I made an error (HD Utils will work only if used first and you need to reboot between changing partitions and install os/hdimage)
Note you don't need anymore to resize nor to format user flash as we're not using it anymore

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:47:49 pm »
bizarre autant qu'étrange ... Flavien est en train de le tester en live avec moi par msn et il a bien le menu ... oO

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:37:42 pm »
are you sure you did replace it well ? actually i did upload it directly from my cf from my Zaurus so it can't be the wrong one

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:30:57 pm »
I've uploaded the new updater and the new tgz file is uploading too

sorry for people who downloaded before

Have fun

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:17:50 pm »
d'oh ... My mistake ... I'm uploading new updater on the serv for you then updating the image ... Will edit when ok

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:42:20 am »

So here it is, thanks to recent help from iamasmith who fixed out my concerns about power management

pdaXrom for c3000 Beta2

1) Check and decompress the pdaXrom-c3000b2.tgz to your CF or SD card

2) Ensure that your C3000 machine has a standard HD partitioning (e.g. as it was originally), booting may fail if this is not the case

3) Turn the zaurus over and flip the battery case switch to “Unlocked”. Remove the battery cover, and find the small reset microswitch on the left. The battery cover or the stylus can be used to press it.

4) Switch back to locked without puting back the battery cover yet as you'll need to reset again

5) Insert the CF card with the image in the root, as described above.

6) Plug in the AC power jack. The yellow charge lamp must be on indicating external power, or you will get an error message in japanese later.

7) Press the “OK” key and keep it pressed while pressing the “On/Off” button on the front side.

8) The Maintenance Screen will display. Choose “Update” this is item 4.

9) The next screen will ask the source, choose “CF” or "SD".

10) The next screen asks for confirmation, choose1 “Yes” this is the left button

11) now, in the pdaXrom updater menu, choose 6 - "HD Utils(C-3x000 Models only)" then 1 - "Set HD Partitions" This will format your HD and repartition it with only one 4Gb partition

12) Choose 3 - "Go back to main menu"

13 ) Choose 8 - "Restart"

14) restart from 6 to 10

15) Choose option 1 - "Install new ROM"

16) When it ask you if you want to format internal user flash : answer "No"
17) Choose 7 - "Install hdimage (c3000 only)" and wait as it will take a while

18) Choose 8 - Reboot and remove any CF card from your Z

This pivot_root method doesn't support any CF memory card to be inserted during boot time, this is the only "bug" I've found so far ... btw I didn't have much time to test it ...

Et voilà, you're done to test this one

as allways, pleasegive feedback about found bugs and fixings ...

(edit : the restore option from HD Utils don't fit c3100 users yet ... btw tyou can use the set partition option to format your HD to one 4Gb partition if you want , reset may be worling soon)

EDIT : edited instructions : there was an error in the order

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For C3000 Beta 1
« on: January 11, 2006, 09:53:07 am »
Status update : My VMware image containing all my work got broken this morning so I have to restart from scratch (well ... I did have some backups but as I changed the method in the meantime and haven't backed up everything I had compiled ...there's a lot of work needing to be re-done)
Btw as I was working on the layout on another comp, at least I haven't lost everything so I may be able to produce a new beta to test my new updater script and to make some tests with the pivot_root mechanism as I don't have time to test/solve everything

Stay tuned for more news

(PS : this next beta build will be based on 1.1.0beta1)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For C3000 Beta 1
« on: January 10, 2006, 07:32:58 am »
debuging rc12 or porting beta1 is quite the same as my final objective is to add the c3000 branch to pdaxrom-builder ... My work is mainly working on the filestructure and how the OS can boot from a non standard layout as we can't use the standard c3000 rom layout ...

pivot_root is a mechanism permitting to switch the root partition during boot, so with this method we can have a minimal rootfs image in nand flash, and use the HD as the rootfs, pivoting from one to other during boot time. This way I can get rid of symlinks and libs problems I had until now (not speaking of /home space problems which you get quickly with my first beta, home being shrinked down to 4Mb)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For C3000 Beta 1
« on: January 10, 2006, 04:14:21 am »
Thanks for pointings iamasmith ... just got it working and it seem stable enough now ... btw I still have lot of things to test on it and I'm now working on adding it to the pdaxrom-builder in order to produce a clean c3000 pivot_root image with a nice updater (just added HD utilities to the updater in order to resize partitions to full 4Gb and restore factory default... this may also work with c3100 but need beta testers and someone to tell me standard hd partitions of the c3100 so I can add a restore for it too )

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Cacko -change Startup Screen?
« on: January 07, 2006, 01:19:10 pm »
try doing "mount -o remount,rw /" before trying to change the file ... it may help

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom-builder-14.03_29.12.05 And Gnu Ftp Site
« on: January 07, 2006, 07:13:04 am »
just "touch .clone"in pdaXrom-builder's root directory ... it will then get all sources from

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For C3000 Beta 1
« on: January 06, 2006, 04:42:50 am »
Did you follow this howto right ? (the modules don't go in the good dir so you'll have to move or link them after install)
The free space error during boot time is "normal" (you're not the only one the experience this one and I hope to fix it for next beta)
A little status update : iamasmith finally answered me and made me think one more time about using a pivot_root mechanism so the next beta *MAY* be based on a pivot_root mechanism and *MAY* have a 4Gb root dir on the hard drive (would help addressing lots of problems ... I just hope it won't create new ones )

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For C3000 Beta 1
« on: January 04, 2006, 06:11:13 pm »
the jffs2 scan inode error is normal as far as I remember ... don't cacko boot normally after this error message ? (do you really need to 'ctrl-C at this point ?)

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