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Zipit - no % sign? and new userland


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Hey guys,

I've had my zipit running the image from the first 'zipit' episode and I want to change it to the new image. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to just change to the new userland using linux? I don't want to lose my wireless drivers accidentally, so I figured I'd ask if anyone else has done it yet.

Also, is there a way to type a % symbol on the zipit?


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Found solution to my question on how to change to new image:

(from http://hunterdavis.com/archives/440)

As root do the following:

(assuming you are in ubuntu do a sudo bash)

Partition SDCARD



mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdcardparttion#1

mkswap /dev/sdcard/partion#2

tune2fs -c 0 /dev/sdcardpartition#1


mount /dev/sdcardpartition1 /directory/to/mount/to

tar xvjf rootnexus-rootfs.tar.bz2 /directory/sdcard/is/mounted/to

umount /directory/sdcard/is/mounted/to

boot z2


I could only find the rootnexus-rc1-pre01.tar.bz2 file so I guess this is the newest image available

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so the only way I could get all the files onto the micro sd card was to extract the tar.bz2 file to it's own directory, and then copy the contents of that directory to the micro sd card using this command:

cp -a /home/name/Documents/Zipit/. /media/Zipit

This placed the filesystem onto my card, and the zipit boots up into the new userland, but I cannot get the mouse or any keys to work at all. I tried doing what Snubs said and pressed the 'option' button to give control to the d-pad, but nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, when I do get the mouse working, I still have the problem of not being able to type a % sign and need to figure out how to be able to do that.

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Ok, do not do the method I said I did. That way does not preserve file permissions and links. here is a page with instructions on how to do it.


And here is the link to the actual filesystem to download


This should solve the mouse problem I was having. I'm copying the files over right now. Still have the problem with the % sign though.

PS. thanks to @azend for helping me with the zipit userland

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