How to install Linux on a HP Palmtop 620lx or 660lx
(or better: how to install Jlime on a HP Palmtop 620lx or 660lx)
How to install Jlime on a HP Palmtop 620lx or 660lxby Rafael Ignacio Zurita
Before starting: I think it is a good time to write a mini-howto about the neccesary steps to get Linux running on a HP Palmtop. This mini-howto applies to HP Jornada 680/690 too, but my work on Jlime kernel is focussed on HP Palmtop 620lx/660lx (*), and we (Jlime dev team) have now reached a point where I feel that we have the best Jlime kernel for 620lx/660lx so far.
Note: This doc is a devfile documentation and could be out of date. To know the current status and our most updated distribution, you should read our web site Jlime (Jornada Linux Mobility Edition) You have been warned :) (At the moment to write this we use the 2.6.24 Linux kernel and the current userland is vargtass 5.0.)
Anyway, I like to help, so feel free to mail me at email@example.com if you have suggestions or questions. Also if you find mistakes I would be grateful if you let me know so i can correct and improve this documentation.
This is the Jlime Linux kernel 2.6.24 for HP Palmtop 620lx/660lx status:
Jlime distribution userland preinstalled applications
Dillo, Sylpheed, Abiword, Xpdf, Gimp, Konqueror, Emelfm, GuiTAR, GQview, Gtkedit, X-Chat, Tightxvnc, Minesweeper, Finch, various Linux and GNU tools, and many other interesting ones.
Obviulsly you need a HP Palmtop, but you also need a Compact Flash, of at least 256 MB in order to create partitions and file systems for Jlime.
Divide the Compact Flash into 3 partitions:
Creating the file systems
Downloading the neccesary files
Installing the system
Put files below on FAT file system (/dev/sdc1):
Install the Jlime userland on ext2 file system (extract the file as root only):
Booting the system
Put the Compact Flash into your Jornada. Boot into Windows CE. Tap "Start", "Run", "Browse". Find the storage card and double tap your bootloader's name (shloCE200.exe in this case). Confirm, then wait a short while, and JLiME should boot.
(HINT: You can skip the Windows CE startup wizard by pressing the Window_key+E to bring up the file browser, and using the arrows buttons to navigate through.)
If after a few minutes the system is not booting, reset again keeping hold the reset button for a while (10 sec. is ok) and re-try.
Tips and notes
There are many Linux games under the feed and under
How to play Duke Nukem 3D on a Jornada 6xx
You need the SDL libraries, so install in your Jlime's distribution the next libraries:
Maybe you need their dependences too.
If you are running X stop your IceWM or whatever: starticewm stop
After that wget your neccesary files from this .tar.gz:
enjoy it!! :D
You could modify options editing duke3d.cfg file. Perhaps ScreenWidth for example.
All the files and extra information: http://fz.hobby-site.org/hp660lx/duke3d/
I have used the shareware version to get the maps. If you have the comercial version you could use that on Jornada too.
More information here : http://icculus.org/duke3d/
Official and interesting sources of information
Actually, you should find these howtos:
Of course, the above list could be different in the future.
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