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ZuluWhiskeyFox

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« on: March 24, 2007, 01:49:42 pm »
I recently bought a 5000 off ebay. It had a flaky version on OZ on it that continually crashed. So I elected to install the latest OZ-Opie with card-fs. I downloaded the appropriate files from Henges. Copied them to a cf, changed their names, followed all the instructions to the letter. It wouldn't get past the two lights being on for more than a couple of seconds. So I tried an alternate method. By pressing I think it was the G and P and reset button to enter the diag mode. From there I went about installing from the CF. The two leds stayed on for near 2 minutes then it went back to the diag display. That is where I am now. Don't know how to get out this diag mode. I have tried leaving it unpluged from power for several days with no battery in it, hunted through every menu in that diag mode. No different. At this point I'm at a loss. This newbie needs help. I have a paper weight that has sharp written on it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 08:25:38 am »
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So I tried an alternate method. By pressing I think it was the G and P and reset button to enter the diag mode. From there I went about installing from the CF. The two leds stayed on for near 2 minutes then it went back to the diag display. That is where I am now. Don't know how to get out this diag mode.
If you could not flash your Z using the standard procedure, you most likely had a corrupt file system on your CF-card or corrupt files to flash with. Now that you have forced a flash with this existing problem you may not be able to boot your system until you flash it again with a good set of files.

You 'may' be able to get out of the diag menu by simply using the cancel/on/off button... if you haven't damaged anything.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 06:08:46 pm »
You 'may' be able to get out of the diag menu by simply using the cancel/on/off button... if you haven't damaged anything.
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I tried the cancel/on/off button and it merely turns it off and on. When it comes on it is still in that diag mode. Would the fact that I'm writing these files to the cf with a windowsXP computer cause this? The cf is formated to FAT. If I were to download the files directly to the cf card using a window98 computer be any better? Or must I do all this in a linux shell?

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 06:17:56 pm »
I don't know if this effecting you, but do you have "hide extensions" check marked on your windows machine?
Open a windows folder  > tools > folder options > View tab
If the extensions are hidden, your filenames may not be correct.
I'm fairly sure that the filenames for the files on the CF card have to be exactly as stated in the instructions when flashing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 10:05:25 pm »
Jon J, Thanks, Got that one covered. File extentions are not hidden. The file names on the cf are exactly as in the instructions.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 11:27:56 pm »
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Jon J, Thanks, Got that one covered. File extentions are not hidden. The file names on the cf are exactly as in the instructions.

zwf

sorry if it's a bit late, but i'm a newcomer to the zaurii world.
have you tried the "clear diag boot flag" option or something like that in the manteinance menu.
select that option and then, make a full reset.

hope it works

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 08:03:44 am »
Well, I don't know for sure if this can help, but I'd try to do the flashing procedure with the basic sharp rom for your machine, and see what happens. If the machine could be able to boot the sharp rom, then I'd go with OZ.

It looks like a bootloader problem. Just an impression. I'm not a pro.

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 12:54:46 am »
ZuluWhiskeyFox was last here Oct 2007, and has started other related threads as well.  Look at the year on the posts?  

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