- understand that the hacked Jailbait distro is meant to provide a means to turn the IA-1 into an X terminal
- the system is mounted read-only because a 16MB compact flash is used, which has a limited lifetime on write cycles (unlimited reads); e.g. swap is created (IIRC) in RAM; read-write directories are /root and /tmp, both in RAM
- the Netscape included (a great hack, btw) can be used for browsing, but you shouldn't save bookmarks, although you could point its prefs (*supposedly* as i have not tried) to save in /tmp; these prefs will be lost upon reboot...
- i have no trouble with browsing, as i launch my clients from my server (which are then displayed on the IA-1's screen), and therefore do not use the built-in Netscape...
- you could set up a Linux system under a VMWare session on your Windows box on the LAN and then telnet to that session (which would have bridged networking enabled), and then launch Netscape from that session; you could use even an older version of any popular Linux distribution, even a 2.2.X version, which would provide a wealth of hosts for Internet operations on the IA-1...
- for example:
1. boot Jailbait on the IA-1
2. open an X terminal window and allow other hosts to display clients on your IA-1; e.g.:
3. telnet to your Linux OS session running under VMWare under Win9X on your LAN; the Linux session would have full Internet access by proper DNS entries in /etc/resolv.conf, an IP on the same subnet (such as 192.168.2.XX), and /sbin/route used to point to your LAN's gateway IP (as before: note that you could also use SSH, but i'm not going to get into that here)
4. export your DISPLAY settings to enable the remote Linux OS session to send clients to your IA-1; e.g.:
5. launch Netscape, xpat2, xclock, other terminal windows, screensavers, etc.; they will be displayed on your IA-1 as if launched locally...
that's the UNIX/Linux/X way of life - welcome to a better, safer, and free computing environment!
hope this helps...