Subject: Re: current jornada 720
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 02/26/2002 22:40:52
On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Brett Lymn wrote:

: >No, I mean that NetBSD needs a way to preserve the physical RAM pages used
: >by the datastore so that after reboot, WinCE loads up as if nothing changed.
: Ah - pick the luser who does NOT sync their mail/files/whatever
: to/from a desktop machine.

Right, but problems (or at least major annoyances) exist for J720 users even
in the absence of synchronization issues.  To wit:

: My ipaq is

The iPAQ has internal flash memory that can be uprooted and replaced with
another OS (such as NetBSD or Lunix).

Instead, the Jornada 720 has masked ROM -- when it boots, you get WinCE,
like it or not.  If the WinCE datastore has been wiped, the machine will
then proceed to require a recalibration of the touchscreen, setting the
clock, etc., just to be able to get back to WinCE so that you can run
hpcboot.exe again.

If nothing else, the datastore needs to be preserved so that the machine can
reboot to WinCE without acting like it had been powered on from a completely
dead battery.

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