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Re: Debian on Zaurus ?

On Sat, 2008-08-30 at 11:32 +0200, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Dear developers,
> with great interest I read your message of running debian on freerunner.
> According to this, I asked myself, if there might be an easy way to install 
> debian on a Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000. I googled, but I only found some homebrew 
> images and ways of install with very oold kernels (or japanese environments 
> and so on).

Probably better to discuss this on the debian-embedded mailing list.

> I hope, that the knowledge of "installing debian on freerunner" might be 
> easyly transferred to be able to install debian on the Zaurus machine. The 
> Zaurus got a strong-arm cpu, as well as the freerunner.

Depending on the amount of storage available, you might want to use
Debian or Emdebian but Emdebian for armel is not ready yet.

> Maybe it might be much more easy to build a kernel and the required content on 
> the sd-card ? The main problem, IMO is to create the kernel. It must be in 
> the flashable format (at the moment I am using angstrom-distribution). If a 
> kernel can be flashed, you need the rest of the content (the "initrd") which 
> must be put onto the sd-card. A file in tgz-style should do it (can be 
> unpacked onto the sd-card using a cardreader).
> Are there efforts at the moment to get debian in an easy way(!) on the 
> Zaurus-series ?
> I am no coder, but feel free to ask for help (i.e. testing and feedback)
> Regards
> Hans

Neil Williams

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