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Old 06-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Linux riddle: How do you install linux on a hp compaq t5000 internet terminal???


I have a hp compaq t5000 internet terminal which is currently running Windows CE.NET: Version 4.20. I'm quite new to this but I believe it is running somthing called a ATA Flash instead of a harddisk drive, but I'm not sure. I've tried booting damn small linux (from a pendrive) but it can't boot into the gui its stuck on run level 3 (i think). These are its specs, and I'm just quoting the control panel>system from windows here:


SYSTEM

UUID: C82F8BCF-23E4-3E8B-D611-D35CA0B0A326
SERIAL NUMBER: CNV42803Z5
BIOS VERSION: 786W2 v1.10
RELEASE DATE: 03/08/2004
IMAGE VERSION: 4.21.053.1.8
PROCESSOR TYPE: TM5800
CPU SPEED: 733 MHz
MEMORY SLOT1: 128 M
FLASH MEMORY: 32 M

Is there any version of Linux that can support that kind of Linux achitechure?

There's also one more problem it can only boot off a USB pendrive.

I know it can be done, but I just can't work this one out.

Chris
 
Old 06-28-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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DSL will not run on 32MB. You'll need a 64MB Flash Card or bigger. You can still run X with a few minor programs but you'll have to remaster DSL to shrink it or you can create your own distro from scratch. Another option is to use a Linux Terminal Server and boot the device via PXE.

Some of these devices have the compact flash card glued or soldered to the motherboard so you may not be able to remove it. If you can boot off USB then you should be able to install and boot Linux off the internal flash card.
 
  


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