Topic: Zurk's firmware (chumby on a USB drive?)
This seems like a nice place for a simple summary of this thing that I think was created by someone named "zurk" that, if I read right, lets you run your own chumby server and widgets off an image that you can install onto a USB dongle inserted in your chumby.
I've seen info on it in other places but not found the write up on it, so I'll either link to it, wait for someone else to, or, as I jump through the hoops to get it and try to get it configured and running, I'll try to document it in this thread.
original post: http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?id=7832
requirements: there are two distributions for a "Chumby One" (Chumby classic, chumby one, of infocast 3.5) or "Chumby 8" class (Chumby8 / Infocast 8) Chumby
in a nutshell: Download a zip (212mb / 303 uncompressed for Chumby1 -- 262mb / 350mb uncompressed for Chumby8), unzip to a 512mb+ USB thumb drive, plug in, turn on
forum: (active, as of Feb 2013) https://sourceforge.net/projects/zurk/f … orum/12064
applying directly to the chumby rather than running off USB http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?pid=41707#p41707
further reading: There are pretty good resources included inside the zip after you download and extract. The setup process *is* pretty simple