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Old 08-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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ppc and linux


it's the second post, after my intro
I have this ebookreader/ppc with this technical

Hardware Specifications:
Operating System Core: Win CE 5.0
Operating System Interface Layer: JoinTech JTOS
Processor: 400 MHz (samsung arm925)
On Board OS Storage: Nand Flash 64 MB
RAM: 64 MB
External Storage: TF Card 2/4 GB.
USB Ports: Host: 1 Device: 1
Audio: Built in Speaker/ Audio Out
Battery: Li-ion 3.7V (1500mA)
Dimensions: 18.2cmx11.7cmx1.45cm
Weight: 250 g (Including Battery).
Battery Life: 3 to 6 hours.

I would like to change the OS with a linux based one.
1^ question: Can I?
2^ question which distro?
 
Old 08-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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hmm, with those specs you MIGHT be able to get uclinux to run on it, but it might be more trouble than it's worth
can't help much though without the exact make/model of your unit
 
Old 08-11-2011, 04:58 AM   #3
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without the exact make/model of your unit
what u mean exactly?
 
Old 08-12-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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• Processor: 400 MHz (samsung arm925)
That makes it NOT a PPC. I am using hardware in this general class, and it works well for embedded applications, running Linux. You'll probably have to roll your own for a lot of the system. The toughest part might be loading a bootloader.
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Operating System Interface Layer: JoinTech JTOS
I have no idea what this means or what implications it has for installing Linux. Maybe it is or includes some kind of bootloader.

--- rod.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 02:13 AM   #5
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I was wrong it is samsung arm 920 and OS is wince 5.0
[QUOTE=theNbomr;4441191]..for embedded applications, running Linux.[QUOTE=theNbomr;444191]

which one?

for bootloader i don't know, i've no practice at all in seraching, modifying and so on...
 
Old 08-13-2011, 10:14 AM   #6
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Which one what? Hardware I use is from the Technologics Systems product line, and they provide a supported Linux OS, which I've customized for my applications. It is used in a machine control system.
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