Subject: Re: installing Jornada 728
To: Michael W . Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 03/26/2003 14:48:35
On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 02:16:17PM -0500, Michael W . Lucas wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a Jornada 728, 512MB flash card, and network cards for NetBSD,
> but have a question on how to actually use this. I'm certain I'm
> missing something obvious here, but simply cannot wrap my feeble brain
> around it.
> According to the mailing list archives, one easy way to install NetBSD
> is to just put the flash card in another system and fdisk, disklabel,
> then build.sh install=/mnt . If you do that, though, how do you
> actually use hpcboot.exe to boot it? Do you, say, unionfs mount the
> ufs partition over a FAT partition containing the kernel so the root
> partition comes out correct?
> The way documented on
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/hpcarm/howto-use.html documents using a
> filesystem image, which is "coming soon."
> Obviously I'm missing something. Personally, I'd rather use the first
> method, as I'm sure there is some clever way to boot the system.
As Uwe said, you should make a FAT filesystem with hpcboot.exe and the
NetBSD kernel on it.
> As a side point: when I reset my Jornada into WinCE, the screen comes
> back unusably bright. Brightness resetting tools in WinCE don't seem
> to help. I've seen the same issue in the archives, but haven't seen a
> solution. Anyone know a solution?
When I reset the Jornada into WinCE, mine does the same. I have found
two solutions to this:
1. never resetting into WinCE, and
2. by removing battery and backup battery, and then replacing them
and booting up through WinCE again.