OpenZaurus 18.104.22.168 (aka oz3 b10.5.4)
The OpenZaurus project was created as an alternative distribution for
The Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D and SL-5500 Personal Mobile Tools. This
distribution started off as an altered Sharp rom, and eventually
progressed in versions past 2.5 to a distribution of its own, built from
the ground up. Its startup scripts and similar bits are debian-based.
Here I will attempt to outline the differences between the Sharp ROMs and
The biggest difference is that the root filesystem (flash) is writable. This
requires more thought than one may think at first. On the Sharp rom,
packages are installed to /, but due to a web of symlinks, the package
is really installed into the ramdisk (mtdram). So, when sysinfo shows
free space, it is showing you the free space in the ramdisk.
To contrast, OpenZaurus, due to its writable rootfs, one can install packages
directly to flash. So, the package manager defaults to this behavior,
and looking at the free space may show you the free space in flash, not ramdisk.
This is intuitive, but sufficiently different from the Sharp rom that it
requires a bit of a mentality adjustment.
-The package manager is buggy, this is known.
http://opie.info/bugs - opie bug tracker