please help with install on HP EVO T20 thin client
Forum: DSL Embedded
Topic: please help with install on HP EVO T20 thin client
started by: gizmomelb
Posted by gizmomelb on Mar. 27 2007,07:26Hi all,
I'd like to install DSL on my HP EVO T20 thin client (128MB RAM, 128MB flash I think) but the few pages I have found are either not on the web any more or are in German (and not easy to follow, even after google translation).
I was wondering could anyone please help me out with a clear, step by step (I'm still a linux newbie) guide to installing DSL either on my USB stick for my T20, or creating a PXE image I can then flash the T20 with?
EDIT: I followed the advice in the wiki 'install on a USB stick' for windows and it didn't work.
Many, many thanks in advance (here's hoping!).
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Mar. 31 2007,22:52
The easiest by far is just to load the livecd and install it using the built-in scripts. There's also a PXE solution in the forums - but it loads everything in minirt so you'll need more memory (ie RAM) to use that.
Posted by migube on April 21 2007,12:18hi guys,
would anyone have managed to install Linux on a compaq evo T30 ?
That would be awesome!
Posted by gizmomelb on April 24 2007,00:52
following up on my own post, but mainly due to the hard work of another guy he's got DSL and the T20 working quite well and easily together.
The only thing I can't get my head around at the moment is that the T20 appears to need DSL on a USB flash drive, (though we've installed DSL on the internal T20 flash 'bios'). On bootup you get the 'error:
Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
anyone have any ideas/comments they can offer please?
EDIT: I believe this error comes up because there is no detected HDD (or USB key in this case)?
EDIT2: Nope, doesn't appear to be right.. I just plugged in a FAT32 formatted USB flash disk and still the same 'error' message. no Knoppix file system. It works fine if I plug in a bootable DSL USB flash drive, though I am hoping to be able to have DSL run without needing a USB drive at all.
We've also got a T30, so here's hoping we can get DSL on that as well.
Posted by curaga on April 24 2007,14:44This happens if you use the full drive (ie sda or hda not sda1 or hda1).. The auto-detection script hasn't been updated to recognize that.. You could change it, or use the bootcode "boot=/dev/sda" (or hda if it's in ide)
Posted by migube on April 28 2007,10:24Great ! I keep hope then for the T30
If I can help testing, let me know (with my limited knowledge of course, currently playing with openwrt on a wrt54g)!
EDIt: forgot to mention, I have the WincE version of the Evo T30: 238622-01 32Mb Flash 64 Mb ram
I would be very happy just to be able to use it with firefox or ther webbrowser & to use it to displya photo's coming from a samba drive!
Posted by Scioneer on Dec. 03 2009,02:29sorry for reviving a dead topic, but since my question is related I didn't want to make another thread.
I'm currently trying to get a few Win CE Evos, both T20s and T30s, converted to DSL and I noticed everyone points to Thunderlords website. However, it is now gone. Has anyone saved his work somewhere else? I'd really like to get the pxe file that one other site referenced that he had on his site. I've been throwing every image file program I had at the bootp.bin these things used and had no luck.
Posted by migube on Dec. 13 2009,13:29there are lots of interesting info on < http://sourceforge.net/mailarc....discuss >
Posted by Scioneer on Dec. 15 2009,06:52Thanks! Got one of my 16/32s going with baldar's bootp and DSL 4 installed on the usb flash drive.
Ram upped to 160mb
Baldars flash image with 2.6 kernel ( DSL seems to run ok on 2.6, just a few gripes durring boot up, nothing serious)
1 gig SD card in Lexar USB reader.
With Baldar's flash, your system needs to be on sda3.
I do need to unplug and replug my reader on reboot to get the system to see the drive, but that seems to be the only bump on start up.
Also, the sound isn't working, but I can live with that. My NTe Evo can do MP3's, I mostly did this one for Web Surfing, and DSL doesn't do Flash anyways.