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fy7890

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Sharp SL-C1000 SDHC support
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:38:32 pm »
Hi all,

I recently acquired a used SL-C1000 from Japan, and it only supports SD card,
which has a limit of 2GB, and the cards are expensive.

I tried to browse through this forum, but most file links are
dead due to its age.

Do you know any way to add support for SDHC card or SDXC cards?
Which Linux distro will natively support SDHC/SDXC?
Or is there some driver I can download?


Thanks for your input in advance,
Peter.

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Re: Sharp SL-C1000 SDHC support
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 03:21:24 am »
There's an updated SDHC driver for stock Sharp ROM/Cacko which supports SD cards upto 32 GB, though bigger sizes might be supported too:
http://petit-noise.net/download/sdhc-driver

Related thread here: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=27186.0

Alternatively, both alarmz (Arch Linux ARM) and voidz (Void Linux) support SDHC/SDXC cards, I have installed both OSes on a 64GB card and they both booted without problems. These distros are shell only, though. Older OSes such as Amstrong or OpenBSD might support them too, and might be able to run a desktop environment too.

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Re: Sharp SL-C1000 SDHC support
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 05:46:23 am »
Thanks for the info.!

I have installed the ipk on a SL-C1000 machine.

It has successfully installed, as I use "ipkg status zaurus-sd-driver-update" to check it,
and it returns :

Package:          zaurus_sd_driver_update
Status: install ok installed
Root: /
Version:            2.1-for-Cxx00

$

However, when I inserted a Sandisk Ultra 32GB SDHC card,
nothing happened. It doesn't show up in the Files app.
The card has 2 partition on it, and they are format in FAT32.
(FAT16 only support up to 4K)


Any Hint?



Thanks!

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Re: Sharp SL-C1000 SDHC support
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 02:52:23 am »
I believe fat32 partition should be supported by Cacko. The SD driver might not support more than one partition on the card though, you might try reformatting it with one partition to see if it makes any difference.

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Re: Sharp SL-C1000 SDHC support
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 11:05:58 pm »
Thanks Varti!

The 32GB SD card is recognized now after I delete all partitions, and do a
FAT32 formatting again.