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    Question *nix on Palm

    Hey All,

    I asked this a long time ago, but the tread has since disappeared.

    I want to try and put Linux on my Palm m100 but can't find a working type.

    I checked uCLinux but it's only for Palm III/V Series.
    I also checked JPilot, but it's not a full working version for m100 (no touch screen!) and I checked KPilot but can't find feedback about it anywhere....

    So my question is, does anyone know of something I can put on my PDA?

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    hi,

    im not sure but i think you may wanna check out

    http://www.netbsd.org

    cause well, you could install that on a toilet paper roll if it had a floppy drive, lol.

    also, http://www.suse.com may have something im not sure though, i know that mine came with support for PDas but im not sure about if itll work so check that out to, if i can find some other things for you ill let you know unless you go with netbsd or SuSe.

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    Re: *nix on Palm

    Originally posted here by tyger_claw
    Hey All,

    I asked this a long time ago, but the tread has since disappeared.

    I want to try and put Linux on my Palm m100 but can't find a working type.

    I checked uCLinux but it's only for Palm III/V Series.
    I also checked JPilot, but it's not a full working version for m100 (no touch screen!) and I checked KPilot but can't find feedback about it anywhere....

    So my question is, does anyone know of something I can put on my PDA?

    Jpilot and Kpilot are linux versions of the Palmdesktop, not the Palm OS itself.
    What you want to do is very risky since there hasn't been much development on Handsprings and other Palm systems.
    If you really want to run linux on a PDA go for the Sharp Zaurus, they have lowered their prices too.
    Furthermore, your PDA runs something much better and different then M$ Pocketpc

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    Ahh... so writing stuff late at night does impeed your judgement (and reading & understanding skills)

    I just reread the sites and yeah, Jpilot and Kpilot are Palm desktop apps. Oops! Good think I didn't try to run em' on my Palm (laughs at self)

    Guess I should put more emphasis on sleep, eh?

    I'll check those links above. Thanks for the information all.

    Gore> The info from NetBSD is for PocketPC's only...(bummer)
    Here's a complete list of compatible PDAs (8mb+) List

    As for Suse, the only thing I could find was how to sync Linux with PDA & Cradle

    SweetAngel> Thanks, I had come across similar links, but as you may notice at Palm-Linux.SourceForge the m100's touchscreen is not supported (although I don't know if that matters in a *nix enviro?)

    I'll check the LinuxDA downloads you sent me. It has just come to my attention that the m100 is a step-up of IIIe. It appears though, that the "demo" lacks certain key tools
    The download version has no DataSync and Handwriting Recognition applications.
    What the hell, I'll give it a try. My ROM is safe anyways. (No Flash!)

    I remember finding something, somewhere before about a .prc file running on top of PalmOS and acting like the GUI/Shell for the PDA instead of PalmOS. Maybe this LinuxDA does too?

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    Well, The LinuxDA won't work because it wants to flash a Rom file to the Palm ROM, but the m100's rom is not flashable (in other words, I'm stuck with PalmOS3.5)

    Guess I'n stuck. Unless someone knows of a linux.prc file?

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    Hey All,

    Found my old tread about Palm + Linux
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=227585

    Also, those who want to try putting Linux on their PDA, check here:
    http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT9116639287.html

    There are two methods, downloading the .prc file (that I was looking for) or creating your own .prc file (as well as other methods from other sites, like Rom flashing)

    I'll come out with a tutorial some time next week (once I've succesfulyl done it myself)

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    If you want some information about porting Unix-like stuff on the Palm you could take a look at an article I wrote on the subject over at perlmonks.org, it may not be 100% relevant but it may have something useful. The url is http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=99303

    --dave

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    Perhaps this link

    http://handhelds.org/~mallum/matchbox/

    might come in handy...
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