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wanderingwaldo

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« on: December 01, 2007, 05:22:36 pm »
Hi all,

I bought my C1000 about 8 months ago and tried just about every distro but couldn't get them to work very well and ended up with Cacko as the distro but I was disappointed that I couldn't get my DCF-660W to work.  I have been waiting for a more complete distro to come along - hopefully one with easily-implemented WIFI support.  Poky seems very interesting (http://www.pokylinux.org/) but I cannot remember the correct install technique as it's probably been 6 months since I tried to install a new distro.  Any guides with the same techniques would be welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 06:31:03 pm »
Quote from: wanderingwaldo
Hi all,

I bought my C1000 about 8 months ago and tried just about every distro but couldn't get them to work very well and ended up with Cacko as the distro but I was disappointed that I couldn't get my DCF-660W to work.  I have been waiting for a more complete distro to come along - hopefully one with easily-implemented WIFI support.  Poky seems very interesting (http://www.pokylinux.org/) but I cannot remember the correct install technique as it's probably been 6 months since I tried to install a new distro.  Any guides with the same techniques would be welcome.

  Try searching the forum. I checked today and found a useful thread.   My problem with trying poky is that the updater at the poky site doesn't recognise my 3200 and the angstrom one mentioned in the useful thread has been 'obsoleted', out of existence I think!  

You should be OK with your machine.  

I think you just put the files from poky on a vfat card and flash. You don't appear to change the name of the rootfs, but you need to change the names of the kernel and updater appropriately. You do need gnu-tarand the modules also.  Apologies if my memory is misleading me!  
« Last Edit: December 03, 2007, 06:41:09 pm by tux »
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 02:09:51 am »
just be careful while using poky,

I remember reading in this forums "Poky is not for end-users".
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 03:41:32 am »
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just be careful while using poky,

I remember reading in this forums "Poky is not for end-users".
I totally disagree with that. It has (except for Cacko) the most PDA'ish look of all Zaurus ROMs, it is very stable, it has the most important productivity tools ready and working (contact, tasks, calendar, music, video, pictures, web, games) and best of all it is actively developed and supported by a company that has contributed a lot to the open source community. Poky is not finished, far from that. But that's no difference compared to Angstrom, pdaXrom, debian etc. For an end-user, I would say try Poky instead of Angstrom or debian.

Just my two cents  

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My problem with trying poky is that the updater at the poky site doesn't recognise my 3200 and the angstrom one mentioned in the useful thread has been 'obsoleted', out of existence I think!
You could of course create yourself a new updater. Use the decryptor to get the source of the original updater.sh, change it and then encrypt using the encryptor. You could even create a universal one used for flashing all sorts of distro's (like I did with debian )

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I have been waiting for a more complete distro to come along - hopefully one with easily-implemented WIFI support.  Poky seems very interesting (http://www.pokylinux.org/) but I cannot remember the correct install technique as it's probably been 6 months since I tried to install a new distro.  Any guides with the same techniques would be welcome.
Try the flashing instructions from pdaXrom. Most of it applies to Poky also.

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 09:33:40 pm »
"I think you just put the files from poky on a vfat card and flash. You don't appear to change the name of the rootfs, but you need to change the names of the kernel and updater appropriately. You do need gnu-tarand the modules also.  Apologies if my memory is misleading me!  "


I changed updater.sh.akita to updater.sh and found the install instructions for pdaxrom - thanks everyone.  Could anyone tell me which file is the kernel and what it's name needs to be?

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2007, 01:49:33 pm »
Hope this helps (working from fried brain cells), may not have to rename the jffs2 ... not sure I think I did though.

updater.sh.akita => rename to => updater.sh
zImage-2.6.21-blinky-3.0-akita.bin => rename to => zImage.bin
poky-image-sato-akita-blinky-3.0.rootfs.summary.jffs2 => rename to => initrd.bin

If memory serves me, I tried Poky once ... infact during the time I was trying to get a 2.6.21 kernel for my attempts to get Angstrom +Debian working.  VERY Palm PDA OS like, more so than Cacko.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 06:04:30 pm »
Use OpenZaurus installation guides.
OpenZaurus 3.5.4x Release Manager
OpenEmbedded, Ångström, Poky developer
My website

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 08:51:20 pm »
Thanks everyone for the help.  Poky seems very very basic - the only options available throught the GUI I could find are for the appearance.  It's kind of funny that the caption they have for the terminal icon says "When all else fails." because that seems to be the only place you could really do anything other than read text files or play simple games with no directions.  I am not really a command-line jockey as I can't ever remember more than a handfull of commands - is that the only way to configure anything?  Are there any applications that can be installed?

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 09:46:45 pm »
Within Linux the command prompt or terminal is king.  A purchase of a linux for dummies or O'reilly Linux book would help, it did for me exponentially.  From the terminal every configuration can be made with few exceptions.

Poky is a very palm pda like distro aimed at basic use.

Cacko is a much more usable pda OS ... still pda like but with a good deal of background potential.

PdaXrom is the micro-linux distribution, turns the Z into a X box (configuration needed)

Debian is a full linux distribution that works on the Z, much configuration needed.

Hope this helps some.
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