Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

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Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby ArchiMark » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Greetings,

Still have my old Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200, the last of the clamshell pocket-size device series.

Have reflashed it to multi-boot and can run Ubuntu on it now.

Would be great to run Arch on it on one of my other partitions if possible. I've installed on Arch on other laptops and even a little Nokia N900 (with a kernel and rootfs provided by someone on Maemo talk forum, I just installed it...).

This Zaurus has an Intel PXA2700 cpu, which is a ARMv5TE.

Would it be possible to try and install Arch ARM on it?

If so, what do you recommend?

To see how I've set up Zaurus now with multi-boot, please see the following:

http://www.omegamoon.com/blog/static.php?page=ZaurusUbuntu

Greatly appreciate any and all input!

Thanks,

Mark
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:46 pm

RAM & storage?

But if you can get a kernel that meets all the needs of systemd (say, 3.4+, or even 3.8+) then it shouldn't be that much of an issue.
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby ArchiMark » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:02 pm

Thank you for your input....

RAM: 64MB + 128MB ROM

Storage: Internal 6GB micro-drive + 32GB Class 10 SD (which I've partitioned into (2) 15GB ext2 partitions. One for Zubuntu and other for another OS like Arch. Also, have a 500MB Swap partition on the card.


As for getting a kernel that meets systemd as you describe, not sure how I'd do this part.... :oops:
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:14 pm

1) swap on the card -- EWWW
2) Okay, well, you can run Arch in 64M, as is evidenced by the olinuxino imx233.

Kernel -- well, sadly I can't spend time to help you here. What kernel version does it have now?
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby ArchiMark » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:42 pm

1) Swap
Understand your point about swap on card....just a temporary measure.....

I just did the swap on the card as per the instructions I referred to and test out how the Zubuntu install would work on the Zaurus....plan is to move the install over to the internal micro-drive, if this all works OK....so, swap would be there as well...

2) RAM

Great.....

3) Kernel

Understand that you can't do this for me....

Well, for the Zubuntu install, it has kernel 2.6.31-rc8.......

Would this work for Arch or would it need to be re-done for Arch?

If it needs to be redone, is there a good place to go look for info on how to do this?

Sorry, I'm a kernel noob as you can tell.....

Thanks!
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Yeah, that kernel is too old.
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby ArchiMark » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:05 pm

Oh well.....thanks....

What is the minimum version of kernel do I need?
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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:09 pm

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Re: Arch Linux ARM on Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

Postby ArchiMark » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:28 pm

Thanks again for all your input!
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