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Old 10-24-2003, 12:05 AM   #1
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handheld HP Ipaq 2215, I'd like to install linux... I need help!

I've bought a handheld, HP Ipaq 2215.
The preinstalled software is Windows CE, that sucks.

Does anybody can give me directions on how to install a Linux distro on it?

I don't know where to start, how to install a new OS on it, etc.

This handheld is quite powerful, 400 MHz processor, 65 MB SDRAM,
320x200 LCD monitor.

Thanks a lot!

Old 10-24-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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Familiar is the big player in Linux for the iPAQ. However, the iPAQ 2215 is new and usually it takes a few months for Familiar to be ported over to a new release. Take a look at the progress here: Looks like progress is moving slowly but hopefully Familiar will be ported over and poor students like me can afford a handheld. btw, is Familiar's homepage is take a look around to familiarize yourself with their work.

Old 10-24-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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Thanks microtim!
I'll probably wait some time, I've no urgence to use linux on it.
Can you tell me some more details about "familiar" ? I've never heard this term before!
Wow, Cambidge, Massachussets... a lot of people say it is a really nice place... now I'm at UC Irvine, California... better weather than Cambridge, at least!



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