Subject: Re: Buying a Jornada for NetBSD
To: Michael Lucas <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/25/2003 00:46:16
On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 02:30:02PM -0500, Michael Lucas wrote:
> I'm thinking about buying a palmtop to run NetBSD on before the end of
> the month. Before I go plop down a pile of cash, I was hoping someone
> here would tell me if I'm about to make a costly mistake.
> here's what I'm thinking of getting:
> Jornada 728
> IBM 1G Microdrive with CF interface
> WaveLan PC-Card
> >From private discussions with a couple of people, it seems this would
> work, but if anyone is running with similar hardware, or has a better
> suggestion, it would be nice to hear.
I think Microdrives are Type II CF, whilst the slot in the 728 is Type
I CF. I have a SanDisk 512 MB CF in mine, and am quite happy with it.
The 728 has 64 MB of RAM, but NetBSD only sees 32 MB of it (or it does
on mine, anyway). I have a DWL 650 wireless card. I'm very, very pleased
with the combination.