Re: [NTLK] Stock Zaurus to Einstein? Help Needed

From: Paul Guyot <>
Date: Wed May 24 2006 - 09:09:54 EDT

Le 24 mai 06 à 21:26, a écrit :

> From: RossO <>
> Subject: [NTLK] Stock Zaurus to Einstein? Help Needed
> Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 22:02:55 -0700
> Throwing all caution to the wind, I bought a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 off
> of eBay, fresh from being refurbed by the mothership.
> I've upgraded to the latest ROM (3.10) so I've gone through that
> process, but it looks like I've got a long way to go until I can
> get to
> the point that Adam Tow has shown us:
> So I imagine the steps go something like this:
> 0) Get a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500
> 1) Install OpenZaurus (3.5.x)
> Which version? Need more instructions here! I want to get an
> install of
> OZ that has just the pieces that Einstein needs. However it seems that
> the 5500 is considered to have a very tight space for the Flash
> RAM. It
> seems that Einstein needs X11. Does that mean I need to install OPIE?
> or GPE?
> The note at the bottom of that first BerliOS site/wiki says that the
> root should be moved to another card. did the SL-5500 in Adam's photo
> have that?

The Zaurus has very little RAM and to get the Einstein Platform 2006
running on it, you need to install the Bootstrap image as well as a
series of packages Einstein Platform 2006 requires, as mentioned in
the User Manual which is part of the distribution.

For most packages, the version doesn't matter. The critical one is
libstdc++. It must be version 6 something or Einstein won't start.

The installation of these packages can be done by using the ipkg
command line tool. Copy the files to a CF card and then install them
by typing on the Zaurus. I think the command is something like:
ipkg install file.ipk


ipkg install libstdc++6_3.4.3-r10_arm.ipk

Don't hesitate to use the tab key to auto-complete.


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