Joined: Dec. 2005
||Posted: July 10 2008,17:38
After some hours of investigation, i can confirm the efforts already made to boot linux on several psion machines.
The most significant achievements were made in between may 2003 and Dec 2006. Now a debian os can be installed and updated. But it cannot be switched off, the knoppix way, like DSL, and it is way bigger (too big, if you ask me..) There are 2 version of a root system: SargeBook_v5.tgz, a 95 MB file, 234 MB when unpacked, and a lite version, but still much too big.
is where all the files are,
Dillo is there, Fluxbox, Minimo and Firefox, even a qt-embedded version.
and a howto is found here:
OpenPsion is now a fully functional, basic linux system.
All known systems are based on Debian Linux or ipk systems (Sharp zaurus, Compaq ipaq - see e.g., handhelds.org, or myzaurus.com ) since these systems have the best support for the ARM cpus. New debian arm packages (*_arm.deb, or a slimmer set of packages, *_arm.ipkg) can be downloaded and installed directly using "dpkg -i *_arm.deb", similarly for ipkg.
Very impressive, indeed, but 'sarge' is just 'too large'... ;)
What would i have to change, in order to use the improvements from knoppix, (kill signal, automatic hardware configuration, i realy love the intelligent way knoppix and DSL are booted), and the minimal very functional DSL pkgs?