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« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2004, 04:25:30 am »
I don\'t have a wifi card yet - still very underused in Japan at present, And  I had problems with suspend on pdaX when it was flashed to main rom, generally I just reboot - been trying to get it running via X/Qt recently - had some luck but have problems with fonts being huge and matchbox keeps seg faulting in the chroot

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« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2004, 07:37:04 am »
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I don\'t have a wifi card yet - still very underused in Japan at present, And  I had problems with suspend on pdaX when it was flashed to main rom, generally I just reboot - been trying to get it running via X/Qt recently - had some luck but have problems with fonts being huge and matchbox keeps seg faulting in the chroot  

Stu
The power-suspend problem was fixed in the 1.05 version (although the version number at boot still reads 1.0.0 which makes it hard to tell which version you have). So it works fine when flashed as the main rom.
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« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2004, 02:29:30 pm »
Probably off topic .. but while you guys are discussing dual booting, thought I\'d drop a not for any newbies (such as myself) out there that another reason to have a dual boot from a sd card, is so that you can get into the unit if the original one crashes.
Toasted my  sl-6 installing some libs or other the other day (would not boot into Qt) ... ok, I was able to eventually reformat the internal rom as per the manual, but not before booting through the sd card and mounting the internal flash/rom (mmtdblock3 I believe) and searching every file and lib that had been touched. I just couldn\'t figure out what was vanilla, and what was add-on as per the stuff I was trying to install.

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« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2004, 09:42:04 pm »
i have tried to follow the instructions in this thread to pdaxrom running off the sd card on my 860, i retried all the variations suggested above but keep arriving at the following:

The verbose output kernel shows the following:
Freeing init memory: 76K
: Can\'t open
Kernel panic: attempted to kill init!

I tried placing pivot_root in all the suggested places, and the console file is in its place on /mnt/card/dev, can anyone help?? (cacko 1.21a)
Also, is there a way to recover from this without flashing? (for the next time it happens)..
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2004, 11:38:06 pm »
I\'ve seen that message when I hadn\'t had the /sbin/init script working properly.

Make sure that /sbin/init is chmod +x and that you can created /sbin/sys and cp /sbin/telinit to /sbin/sys/init, other than that try checking the init script for corruption.

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« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2004, 08:06:57 am »
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Also, is there a way to recover from this without flashing? (for the next time it happens)..

Just pulling the battery and putting it back in, then reboot (make sure the SD is not in) should work.

Also, I\'ve got a tarball of the 1.0.5 pdaXrom for extraction to a SD. It has MC, xmonobutton and xmms already installed (plus has all of the fixes so it\'ll boot from the SD). If anybody is interested I can upload it to the ZUG download section.

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« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2004, 08:29:21 am »
Ill give it another go, perhaps i missed something.... ill check the script for corruption too.

Jerryb: a tar.gz of pdaXrom 1.05 would be excellent, i still havent figured out how to extract images from the rom image, if you could upload it that would be great.

Thanks guys for your hard work on the dual boot setup (all those involved), it willl hopefully make my Z even more useful than it is already!!
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2004, 11:04:59 am »
Dual boot is working for me!! The init script i was using must have been corrupted, i downloaded a new one and now it works :-)
Even my wifi card works fine, im installing abiword at the moment... can\'t wait to try 1.05, thanks for your help guys
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2004, 01:26:07 pm »
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Dual boot is working for me!! The init script i was using must have been corrupted, i downloaded a new one and now it works :-)
Even my wifi card works fine, im installing abiword at the moment... can\'t wait to try 1.05, thanks for your help guys

Congrats  Pretty cool eh? I love being able to install whatever I want with out worries about internal space. I just hope maslovsky is able to create a kernel that works with both ROMs so the digitizer is more accurate.

 What WiFi card are you using? My Symbol card doesn\'t want to work in pdaXrom from the SD. Never thought to try another card.

I\'ll upload the tarball when I get home from work tonight

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« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2004, 01:34:26 pm »
Yeah, its pretty cool - the one thing i was really missing on my zaurus was abiword - and it runs great on the sd!

as far as the wifi goes, im using a prism based card, recognised as an Intersil in the cacko rom. Not sure exactly what card it is though...

Is there any way of inserting a boot menu to choose whether to boot into cacko or pdaX into the init script? i have a 512Mb and 128Mb sd cards, one is too small to fit everything i want on pdaX, and the other I want to keep the 187Mb wikipedia on, so I want it to be accessible under Qtopia.

It seems that it would be possible to install pdaX onto the 512Mb card, but insert a boot menu so that it is possible to boot into Qt without removing the SD card (sorta like pocketworkstations method). Any ideas?

Looking forward to trying out the 1.05 version tar.gz, thanks in advance!
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2004, 02:57:31 pm »
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Is there any way of inserting a boot menu to choose whether to boot into cacko or pdaX into the init script?

Yes, it\'s just a matter of editing the the init script. My scripting skills are pretty basic, but I\'ll looking into it. I bet stubear could knock it out fairly quickly.
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« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2004, 05:23:16 pm »
i\'ll try playing around with the init script too, although i doubt my scripting skills are up to it.
just btw, the xcopilot-alpha binary runs great in pdaXonSD, especially in -double mode - will hopefully work even better with v1.05 where you can rotate the screen.

If you cant manage to upload the tarball to ZUG i can find some space on one of my servers, just let me know.....
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2004, 09:55:35 pm »
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Is there any way of inserting a boot menu to choose whether to boot into cacko or pdaX into the init script?

Yes, it\'s just a matter of editing the the init script. My scripting skills are pretty basic, but I\'ll looking into it. I bet stubear could knock it out fairly quickly.
Jerry


Actually I tried that, I put pdaX in one dir on the SD and cacko on the other, but the pivot-root didn\'t like not starting from the sd root for some reason.

If you have 2 SD cards then its just a matter of switching them and rebooting.

Just put a new kernel in my desktop machine so hopefully I\'ll have better luck at extracting ROMs now and won\'t have to reflash to get new tarballs. Would really like to get pdaX running under X/Qt though

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« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2004, 11:03:48 pm »
actually, what i meant was only pdaXrom on the root of the SD, but arranged so that I can boot into qtopia without removing the SD card. Maybe replacing the automatic boot on init.card with a prompt for q or x to choose wether to boot from the card(xrom) or the internal memory(qtopia)?
* C3100 with Cacko 1.23 and debian (pocketworkstation) - 1Gb SD / 1Gb CF / Prism Wifi
* C-860 with Cacko 1.21b/pdaXrom dualboot with 256Mb CF / 512 Mb SD / Prism Wifi
* SL-5500 with Cacko rom with 128Mb SD home on SD / 96 Mb CF

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« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2004, 05:41:25 am »
Ahh, that I could probably do.
I\'ll give it a try tonight (I\'d do now at work but I left my pdaX and cacko SD cards at home ) and post the changed script for others to test.

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