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vinchi9 01-13-2014 02:06 PM

Slackware on FriendlyARM Mini2440
 
Hello, I'm newbie to Linux and I need help with installing Slackware to FriendlyARM Mini2440. I can install Linux to PC, but I never installed Linux to ARM device.
I'll be glad for any advice.

Thank you and excuse possible errors in text :)

louigi600 01-13-2014 04:10 PM

Unfortunately I think that the FriendlyARM Mini2440 (Samsung S3C2440) is not one of the officially supported devices.
There is also another issue: The CPU supports ARMv4 instruction set so if you want slackware on it you'll haveto go back to version 13.37 or earlier because as of slackware 14 the minimum requirement is a ARMv5 instruction set capable CPU.
Note being amongst the officially supported devices means you will haveto get a working kernel for your device from somewhere else.
Once you find a suitable kernel and a way to boot it then the slackware 13.37 userland will work fine.
You might like to have a look on docs slackware for hints on how other people got slackware on non officially supported hardware:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:arm:start

PS: you really would be so much better off with a kirkwood based device like a sheeva plug or even a seagate dockstar


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