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Old 10-23-2009, 04:26 AM   #1
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linux distro for ARM CPU


hi Guys,

my sister bought a 7 inches netbuk preinstalled with Windows CE 5.0,
she wants linux os on it. may i know what is best linux os for ARM AK7802 CPU, 260 MHz and 128 MB RAM. maybe ubuntu distro? i mean specific download link for images. i search it in google but im confused when it comes to choosing arm cpu versions.

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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may i know what is best linux os for ARM AK7802 CPU, 260 MHz and 128 MB RAM.
Probably not. I'm not sure that for any application there is one 'best distro', unless there is only one distro that will run.

That sounds like an ARM7 cpu (I don't know, the manufacturer is unclear), it will be on the slow side and 128M of RAM is rather a limitation.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Lightbulb hi again

thanks salasi for the tip, then i will rephrase my question.. may i know how to install any linux distro ported on ARM platform that will work in ARM AK 7802?(link to tutorials) ,my sister just want to surf the net using linux. the reason for this is that windows ce 5.0 pre-installed in her netbook does not support her usb broadband kit, but i had it working in my ubuntu linux just by installing udev-extras, wvdial and changing some setting in wvdial.conf. so i thought if linux can install on her netbuk maybe i can set it to work on usb broadband.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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The CPU for your sister's netbook is actually ARM9 based.
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the ARM926EJ-based AK7802 produced by Ankya
I'm no expert, but according to Google, Debian and Ubuntu seem capable of install for ARM926EJ CPUs.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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Running on ARM is no problem.. the problem is installing on embedded devices. For this reason many people go for dedicated embedded distributions that may (or may not) have images tailored to specific devices. Perhaps have a look at angstrom. http://www.angstrom-distribution.org.

HTH,

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Old 11-04-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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hi guys

so its ARM 9..well i'll try this angstrom distro, i'll post later if anything goes fine.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #7
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welcome

if you have an mini netbook with cpu of "AKARM 926EJ-S AKCHIP" ,you are lucky. now i have some important docment to share for you, yes,it is about BSP and BCPA and all source code,
you can read it and understand
HOW to port linux, HOW to burn OS,
HOW to enable H.264, H.263, RMVB hardware video codec,
HOW to increase battery life
....
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #8
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we open a Project-Open Forum on this page http://mininetbooks.your-board.com

Happy Play,geeks.

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