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lnux on Izzi Pro (handheld pc)

unplugged Page Icon Posted 2011-03-23 9:22 AM
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Hi everybody!

Long time ago I bought a handheld pc running windows ce 2.11 (Izzi Pro from samsung). This device used to meet my needs. However nowadays it is almost useless.

I just wonder if any of you know if it is possible to install any linux distro on this old handheld pc.

I was thinking about Puppy linux; but I don't know if it is possible to have Puupy running on this handheld pc or not.

I just want to read e-mail and manage/write my blog on blogger.com when I am away from home. I've got CF card 16gb and also I hope to be able to use my wireless Lan CF card

Any suggestion? Any "how to install puppy in a handheld pc"?

Thanks a lot
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MobilePro Master Page Icon Posted 2011-03-23 7:53 PM
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Isn't it possible to do all those things with Windows CE? The blogging might pose some trouble because of encryption, but it sounds doable without changing the OS. Anyway, I think you should try it using CE before you switch to Linux, unless you already have tried. I can send and receive my email using Pocket Outlook though. (It did take some tinkering with the settings, but it works. It does depend on the type of email; I use Comcast.)
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2011-03-24 12:21 AM
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Is the J-680 a CE 2.11 device? If it is, then JLime Linux may run on yours. Puppy, not. No one's even gotten that to work on a Sharp Zaurus, let alone a CE handheld.

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2011-03-24 3:57 AM
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Is there a MIPS version of JLime, Jake?

Is NetBSD a possibility? I know that supports MIPS.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2011-03-24 10:53 AM
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You're right, I think JLime is ARM: J's and MobilePro 900. Hadn't thought of that, was only pondering the flavor of CE, not the processor. I don't know about NetBSD; that's an interesting alternative.

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2011-03-25 7:02 AM
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Well, there is an SH3 version of JLime too (for the HP 6x0 series). But I'm not aware of a MIPS version.
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Yoldering Page Icon Posted 2011-03-25 3:16 PM
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You can give Linux/MIPS a try... I don't need the frustration!
Here is the wiki http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2011-03-25 3:28 PM
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Yoldering--nice find. All kinds of machines there. Didn't see the Izzi, but I fear we're lost our initial post-er anyway. We seem to be talking to ourselves

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Yoldering Page Icon Posted 2011-03-25 3:41 PM
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I feel sometimes like we always talk to ourselves...
Since I finally got a 900C I am considering trying out JLime, however, I lost my CF card and you can't do it without one. I just looked up the cost of a new one and I will wait! They are too expensive at the moment.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2011-03-25 3:55 PM
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I really enjoyed playing w/ jlime on my j-720. The browsing was obviously much more fun than CE. Other things were tougher, especially the email setup. Once you get it working, it's fine, but the program's too large for the j-720 screen so there's a lot of tab-to-offscreen work. But it's a pretty amazing project, and recent releases may well have cleaned up some of these glitches.

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