The idea was to make a straight through connection and to have a normal PC serial connector. Open questions: If anyone knows what pin1 on CON2 is supposed to be, please mail me.
Next, I noticed that I got a german pocket pc windows 2002, which is
slightly different from the things described in the existing
For a better understanding, I tried to backtranslate the german texts and messages to english. Please apologise any mistake and report them, so I can fix them. I made a new connection as follows:
TIMEOUT 3600 "CLIENT" "CLIENT\c" "" "SERVER\c") does not work. The CLIENT CLIENT part works, but then it hangs. If anyone knows the secret, I'd be glad to share ;-)
Luc De Cock send me a program that worked for him. IMHO it does the
same as the chat script
"CLIENT" "\dCLIENTSERVER\c" , so
I am now keen on feedback for the question wether the following started
without any special preparation on the pocketpc side works:
pppd /dev/ttyS0 115200 noauth 192.168.1.101:192.168.1.100 debug \ nodetach connect ' chat -v -s "CLIENT" "\dCLIENTSERVER\c"'
So now you got network. You can ping the other end to see something. It's time to get something to the iPAQ. Most simplest setup an http server on the Linuxbox. Make an ftpserver like ftpsvr from http://www.oohito.com/wince/arm_j.htm available (the unix unzip works fine on them) and use the IE to put it onto the iPAQ. Leave IE and use fileexplorer to start the ftp server. Now you have an ftpserver running which gives more comfort for the other tasks. Beware: this very simple ftp server gives anonymous write access to everyone.
Now we are following again roughly the instructions at http://www.handhelds.org/feeds/bootldr/install.html with one difference. Put the BootBlaster and and the bootldr files as decribed on the handhelds.org page onto the iPAQ with the help of the ftp server you just installed. Caveat: the ftp server does not support passive mode and use binary mode to avoid garbled files. Now continue at step 7.
In case someone is interested I have some md5sums of my saved files:
54f814dc7d81facb0743eb445c3c8489 saved_bootldr.bin 8872706760a425ac09330c2de890dc4e wince_image.gz
Then I tried installing the familair distro. All went fine, except one note (I am not too sure wether this is my mistake or not). As first try, I downloaded task-bootserial.jff2, but could not make a usb-ethernet connection. This worked with the task-bootstrap.jffs2.