you're 100% right. I've read another document on the
web once describing the same. The SA1100 is soft
setable as proved on the iPAQ running linux (never
tried it to be honest).
I've always been told that the s7 lacks the PCMCIA
slot (but Peter mentioned working on a driver) and
that the CF slot would type I (instead of II), but I
guess that's all untrue then?
--- marty scholes <marty@...> wrote:
> Peter van Sebille <peter@...> writes:
> > This time, we need to see if we can support all of
> the Netbook's memory.
> > Did you ever play with this in the past?
> I have an interesting comment here. First of all,
> the netBook kernel is a very cool thing to have; if
> it will somewhat coexist with EPOC, I'll go get it
> and give it a whirl.
> It may be a mistake to mention this. Regarding the
> memory, I heard a rumor that the S7 and netBook are
> identical save the boot ROM. I happened to have my
> wife's stock S7 and my trusty 64MB netBook in the
> same room last Sunday. After doubly backing
> everything up, I pulled the main battery and backup
> battery from both. Then I swapped the boot ROM
> cards (found beneath the cover under the right of
> the screen). When I replaced the batteries and
> turned them on, the S7 (with a netBook ROM) demanded
> a CF card to load the OS from. The netBook (with an
> S7 ROM) fired up and gave me the familiar S7 splash
> screen. The two machines had switched
> Other than the case, the only way to tell the
> original machine's identity was Shift+Ctrl+Q from
> the system screen. The netBook still identified
> itself as a netBook and the S7 called itself an S7.
> Now for the scary part. The S7 reported itself as
> having the faster CPU (190 or so MHz) while the
> netBook reported the slower CPU (133 or so MHz).
> Some informal testing confirmed that the S7 was
> about 50% faster than the netBook! Further, the
> netBook reported C was 48MB in size (16MB+32MB
> upgrade) while the S7 reported C as 18MB in size --
> EVEN AFTER LOADING THE OS!!!
> This means that the S7 is identical to the netBook,
> but is detuned (slower CPU, 16MB of RAM hidden) by
> the boot ROM.
> Monday I tried to place an order for 5 boot ROMs for
> the netBook (upgrade my wife's S7, a friend's S7,
> I'll buy another S7 and have a coupla spares), but
> neither Psion nor Teklogix seemed all that
> interested in selling them to me.
> This means that the CPU speed and memory size is
> probably soft-settable. If someone figures all of
> this out, then there should be ZERO difference
> between PsiLinux on the S7 and on the netBook.
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