Touch Orbiter for the GPE Handhelds

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Touch Orbiter for GPE Handhelds (IPAQ ) Install Linux on Ipaq Installing the bootldr via BootBlaster

The first step in running Linux on the iPAQ in Native or Dualboot configuration is to upgrade the firmware to one that can boot Linux. We use firmware that we wrote at Compaq Research and that has been extended by members of the handhelds.org community, called bootldr.

Installing BootBlaster via ActiveSync


Connect your iPAQ via the USB or serial cradle or cable.

If using a serial cradle or cable, then configure your iPAQ to use the serial port for ActiveSync.

Select settings from the Start Menu (the Microsoft flag icon)

Click the Connections tab, and then double-click the PC icon.

Ensure the Automatically synchronize when serial cable is connected using is checked.

Change USB to 115200 Default.

click OK (top right of the screen).

Use the ActiveSync application to connect to your iPaq 3600 from your PC. If there is not an ActiveSync icon in the tool tray, then use the Start->Program->ActiveSync menu item to start it. Start->Program->ActiveSync

Copy BootBlaster_1.18.exe [1] to the default folder on your iPaq from your Windows machine using drag and drop or cut and paste. You may safely ignore any messages that say it "may need to convert" file formats.

Copy bootldr-2.18.01.bin to the default folder on your iPaq from your Windows machine. Again, You may safely ignore any messages that say it "may need to convert" file formats.