Linux on Palm Tungsten E


Linux is an OS on its own. It doesn't need the PalmOS. Yet we just can't launch Linux right at power-on, since the ROM isn't writable. That's why Linux is started from the PalmOS, like any other PalmOS application. But don't be fooled : once you've started the kernel, ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE LOST. You just can't hope to get your data back. That's why we stronly advise you to make a full backup of your palm before giving Linux a try.

Choosing your installation method

You have basically two options :

Using the RAM-only install

Here's a step-by-step tutorial :

Using the MMC install

Here's a step-by-step tutorial :