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SiliconValleyConnection

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CF Flash Reformat
« on: October 12, 2003, 01:49:56 am »
Can I reformat my CF Flash card with the SL-5500.  Also do I have to get an external Reader/Writer to update the CF Flash with new apps?

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CF Flash Reformat
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2003, 03:14:12 pm »
You can reformat your CF card if you download the mkfs ipkgs.  You do not need an external reader/writer to update your CF as you should be able to transfer files using Intellisync or Qtopia.  Although not necessary, it does come in handy.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2003, 02:44:06 am »
I looked at the ZUG Download area and unable to find mkfs ipkgs.  Could you point me to the correct area.

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Tom

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CF Flash Reformat
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2003, 03:23:58 am »
The Sharp ROM includes all the mkfs tools. It\'s fdisk that you will need in order to change the filesystem. You can get it here: http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=205

This is a good howto:
http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...0And%20CF%20FAQ
(Specifically section 2)
# Search the Zaurus Howtos ## Search the Zaurus FAQs ## Find Z software at ELSI #
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