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zaurusguy

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« on: April 05, 2004, 08:36:24 am »
In trying to upgrade my Rom on my zaurus sl-5500 the upgrade did not go well.  I even tried re-flashing it from a compact Flash.  In that procedure, it calls for holding down the Keys C and D then pressing the Hard Reset button.   The Power Light and Mail light stay on for about 2 seconds then the turn off and nothing else happens.

HELP!

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2004, 08:42:03 am »
is your cf-card fat formated, it must be!
check your size of the files on the cf-card.
the setup files must placed in the root-directory.

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2004, 08:43:36 am »
Yes the cf-card is formated in the fat format.
I downloaded placed the rom file in the root of the cf-card.  What other files is needed?

Thanks

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2004, 08:44:58 am »
The lights being on while flashing is a good sign!
Check, whether I renamed the files for flashing right (no typo\'s), that the files have the correct size etc, that the cf-card is suitable for flashing and that the Zaurus is plugged in.
Then try flashing several times. It took me sometimes 3 times with the same setting on the SL-5500.
Don\'t give up.

Good luck,
Kathrin
C860 with Cacko 1.21 \"Elena\" ROM,
pretec wlan cf, nokia bt cf, ratoc usb host cf, socket lan cf,
sandisk 512 cf/sd, kingston 256 cf

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2004, 08:46:44 am »
vishnja, what other files are needed besides the rom file?

thanks

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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2004, 08:52:14 am »
what rom do you want to flash??

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2004, 08:53:29 am »
I would like to flash rom version 3.X (the latest from sharp)
What files beside the rom file need to be on the CF.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2004, 08:56:09 am »
For OZ (and Cacko) you\'ll need 2 files:

initrd.bin and zImage-5500-XXmemory-XXstorage.bin

oh! and you\'ll have to rename the second into :
zImage (without extensions!)

So both files: initrd.bin and zImage are needed...

see here for instructions: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/clanwolfer/z...-tcl-HOWTO.html
or at www.openzaurus.org

For the Sharprom you\'ll need just the OSPACK File (but I never tried this):

instruction here:
http://www.myzaurus.com/ROMupdate4.asp

Kathrin
C860 with Cacko 1.21 \"Elena\" ROM,
pretec wlan cf, nokia bt cf, ratoc usb host cf, socket lan cf,
sandisk 512 cf/sd, kingston 256 cf

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2004, 03:46:39 pm »
I found the problem.  Even though the compact flash was originally formatted in fat16 the zaurus didnt recognize it as such.

Reformatted the CF, copied the Rom file, held down the C, and D keys while doing a full reset.  And walla!  it works.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2004, 08:53:05 am »
cons!

:-)
C860 with Cacko 1.21 \"Elena\" ROM,
pretec wlan cf, nokia bt cf, ratoc usb host cf, socket lan cf,
sandisk 512 cf/sd, kingston 256 cf