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presbp
February 1st, 2007, 04:57 AM
My Palm Z22 syncs through a mini-USB cable. Is it possible for me to make a version of Linux that I could load onto it through the USB cable? into it?

kb3hkg
February 1st, 2007, 05:34 AM
some palms are supported by Familiar OS (http://familiar.handhelds.org/). From the little I looked into it for my Zire 72 I found that it is highly risky and complicated to do, but can be done.

presbp
February 1st, 2007, 06:29 AM
yeah I will look into that but I would really like to know if I could backup my PalmOS and try to build my own OS for my Palm.

kb3hkg
February 1st, 2007, 02:08 PM
I am sure both can be done though I do not know how. As for making your own OS reading into how Familiar works will probably provide you with the most information about how to do one of your own.

maniacmusician
February 1st, 2007, 02:33 PM
to be brutally honest, if you're asking this question, then you probably don't have the knowledge required. There is undoubtedly someone out there that can do it, but probably not by themselves. It involves things like writing drivers (very low level stuff), hacking the Linux kernel, and getting really down and dirty with the hardware. Even then, you probably wouldn't get full functionality

lyceum
February 1st, 2007, 02:58 PM
I asked a similar question here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=349676

You can read the answers I got. If you do build one, let me know, I am looking for the same thing but do not have time to build, I could help test for you though.