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localsonly

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SL-6000L, where to start for newb?
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:01:56 am »
I recently inherited a few SL-6000L's. I'd like to know how to:

- Connect to the device and access the command line
- Get my hands on the original disk image (to reset the devices to factory)

Does anyone have the original SL-6000L disk image?
How do I flash it to the device? Maybe via SD?

I'd need to access the CLI to set boot priority to SD, but again, I don't know how to get into the "guts". Would appreciate any help.

Thanks!

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Re: SL-6000L, where to start for newb?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 08:11:50 am »
Hi and welcome!

I'll send you a PM with an archive of the 6000's installation CD. I believe the drivers there have been developed for older versions of Windows, so I'm not sure if they'll work on newer Windows versions as well.

In case the CD does not contain the original disk image: I have done a bit of research, they used to be hosted on externe.net, but they have been removed long ago, archive.org currently only hosts the directory tree and not the archives themselves. The flashing guide is still available there, though: https://web.archive.org/web/20070623234812/http://www.externe.net/zaurus/flash/

Zaurus.org.uk used to host some files for the 6000, here's a mirror of it, there are a couple of NAND backups there: http://storage.atari-source.org/atari/mirrors/zaurus/www.zaurus.org.uk/download/6000/

I'd advise you to make a backup of the current system first, before flashing a new ROM, just in case.

Here on OESF there are many Zaurus-related threads in the Archived section, take a look here for the 6000: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?board=88.0

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