Re: pda that can run netbsd and windows ce?
From: ROC (NoSpam_at_for.me)
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2004 04:34:50 GMT
> Chris Tilley - HPC:Factor wrote:
>> I've no experience with running BSD on them, but your best bet would
>> be a device like the NEC MobilePro 900C, Psion Netbook or the Coxion
>> Webbook, and forget about the Pocket PC 2003.
>> I'm assuming though that there is a NetBSD redist for XScale /
>> StrongArm SA1100 under CE 4.x?
> I have installed NetBSD 1.6.<something> on a NEC MobilePRO 780 which has
> a MIPS processor. The 2 key links to get started are the main page,
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/hpcmips/ with basic info about supported
> units, and a link on it to the heart of the matter,
> Beware that both pages have links that are outright broken, irrelevant
> (or somewhat so with material that is either very generic NetBSD, or
> preponderantly x86 PC-oriented), or non-English.
> Also, the howto-use.html link, while essential as a starting point, has
> outdated docs, in particular, building your installation on a CF card
> with all the packages (X windows and all) is nearly impossible with even
> a 256MB card. I kept running out of room due, I believe, to the need
> for work space to expand the gzipped installation package files. I
> finally figured out that installing one package file at a time would do
> the trick. When you are done, though, there are hardly more than a few
> dozen MB to use for /tmp, or other file growth.
> It was kind of fun to try out the command line stuff, and X windows on
> that big, grainy 8-inch screen, but without enough space to add files to
> make it more full-featured, and no support for my particular wifi card
> (Prism2-based Netgear ma-701), I lost interest. I have been thinking
> though of giving it another go by getting a 512MB card, now that they
> are dropping under 100 USD with sales/rebates, and a supported PCMCIA
> wifi card (think it has to be Orinoco/Wavelan?) - could be fun...
> I missed the beginning of this thread since I just subscribed to this
> group, and it seems my News server (NC RoadRunner) has pruned the
> beginning, so maybe my rambling is irrelevant, but HTH.
Following up (now that I'm intrigued again ;-), I found that there is
another outdated link - the one for the install sets. When I saw the
top-level page referring to 1.6.2 while the install set link had 1.6.1 I
had a hunch that at least the naming convention is consistent, and lo
and behold, the latest sets are at:
go for it ;-}
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