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Old 12-23-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP : Reinstall PocketPC on IPAQ after Familiar Linux

I've tried to reinstall my wince_image.gz file using minicom three times and I only get this result of .................... and no more activity.
Familiar is still installed, and even though the file transfer which takes about 20 minutes over my serial cable seems to have worked worked, I get a messages saying that 0kb have been received. Is the wince_image.gz the wrong size? (11mb / 11 526 110) Any help apreciated.

boot> load root
partition root is a jffs2 partition:
 expecting .jffs2 or wince_image.gz.
 After receiving file, will automatically uncompress .gz images
loading flash region root
using ymodem
ready for YMODEM transfer...
806668ACA6E8A33650FFE07C1DF5B57D  wince_image.gz
00AFDFDE bytes loaded to A0000400
img_size is not a multiple of 4 -- are we sure that's OK?
Looks like a gzipped image, let's verify it...
Looks like a gzipped image, let's verify it...
Verifying gzipped image

Last edited by nordickiwi; 12-26-2004 at 01:20 PM.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:07 AM   #2
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don't feel too bad... i don't know where my image is... if anyone has one! PLEASE! shoot it my way.. i'm running a HP5450
Old 01-04-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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you can extract an image from the update from hp ( check the website ) you need to download the ppc 2002 one , that has the image

it worked for me
Old 01-04-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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On Sun, 02 Jan 2005 19:12, Dave Kimura wrote:
> I'm running a HP5450 and am using the bootloader. the linux distro is
> working, but for simplicity I would like to revert back to the WinCE
> for now. I don't mind keeping the bootloader as the boot loader but I
> have misplaced my wince_image.gz

Have a look through this page:

It has not only the place where you can get a replacement image, but also the full instructions on how to restore it.


I Used and followed the link above and got it workin.
Old 03-20-2005, 01:28 PM   #5
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thx, i came here to post the same link
Old 03-21-2005, 09:07 AM   #6
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come to think of it now.. when i tried to restore the image, there was something corrupt with it and it wouldn't allow the personal settings to stick (the PIM or whatever it was) and the 16mb flash wasn't accessable... so i dunno... but perhaps keepin linux and riddin of windoze for good isn't such a bad idea.. i just wish that there was more open source for the pdas as there is in i386 boxes =)~


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