New Video - From Stock Z2 to Fully Flashed with Audio, Fluxbox, Mouse, Aliosa27's Latest Userland

Here is a video Mark and I made of the complete flashing and installation process, and a tour of the new userland features.

For those following along at home, the required setup artifacts are below. You will need

  • Your zipit z2
  • A linux computer with an internet connection (to download the packages below) and gparted installed
  • A microSD card

Do you have everything ready? Let’s get to it!

  1. Head over to http://sourceforge.net/projects/openzipit and downloaded the autoflasher
  2. Download Aliosa27’s new kernel image and userland here
  3. Grab the latest mouse emu from here
  4. Using Gparted, Format your microSD to a fat16 partition (I did 300 megs but you really need much less than 100
  5. Extract the autoflasher to the fat16 partition
  6. (as root)Extract the kernel + userland image somewhere on your pc
  7. From the extracted files, copy out the ./boot/zImage-2.6.29 to the root of your microSD as kernel.bin
  8. Boot the Z2 and allow it to flash and reboot to the new Linux logo
  9. This will also make a copy of your original kernel and wifi firmware, copy them off the microSD somewhere safe
  10. Using Gparted, Format the microSD into 2 new partitions, ext2 (the majority of the card) and swap (the remaining 256 megs)
  11. Rename and copy the wifi firmware back to the Z2 as described here

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