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eekee

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A 32mb 5500?
« on: July 25, 2005, 05:47:40 am »
I'm a little puzzled. When I bought my SL-5500 on eBay it was listed as having 32MB of memory and the system info, the free command, et al back that up. Nothing seemed strange about it until I started reading oesf.org and the ZUG site, where it's implied that 5500s always have 64MB, the 32MB machines are 5000s. It has "SL-5500" printed on the back of the case & I can't see any other indications of what it is, in the absence of better info I'd conclude it's a very early 5500 (like the extremely rare 256MB Atari STs), although I do have to wonder if it's a 5000 in a 5500 shell.

What I'm most interested in, is will I be able to use roms designed for the 5500? I'm planning on using ones that put /home on a card, was going to do that anyway, but some instructions say to do something different depending on whether the machine is a 5500 or a 5000 & I'm not certain whether that's just because of the different ram size.

One thing I will be doing is watching niv's thread asking whether the Zaurus can be taken up to 128MB.
Hardware: 'well-used' SL-5500; 1GB SD-Card; 128MB CF card
ROM: OZ GPE (Wanted to use OPIE but it locks up on suspend, X seems to fix it somehow. Found GPE more powerful than it first looked, if a little flakey.)
Considering: Putting together a ROM oriented towards scripting. Will probably be OZ based with X11.

thesing

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A 32mb 5500?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005, 08:12:48 am »
In the standard configuration half of the sl-5500's ram ist used as ramdisk so you end up with only 32 MB real ram. (The ramdisk ist mounted on /mnt/ram)
You can change this with a new kernel or a new rom.

Thomas
« Last Edit: July 25, 2005, 08:13:17 am by thesing »
Cheers,
Thomas

SL5500G Angstrom-unstable with Kernel 2.6 in devellopment
C3100 mostly occupied by my girlfriend ;)

eekee

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A 32mb 5500?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005, 09:11:35 am »
Ohhhhhhh... I'd assumed the ramdisk automatically resized, but looking looking closely it's an ext2 fs which can't do that. My mistake.
Hardware: 'well-used' SL-5500; 1GB SD-Card; 128MB CF card
ROM: OZ GPE (Wanted to use OPIE but it locks up on suspend, X seems to fix it somehow. Found GPE more powerful than it first looked, if a little flakey.)
Considering: Putting together a ROM oriented towards scripting. Will probably be OZ based with X11.