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Old 11-01-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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CLEAN linux install on android tv box


is it possible to install linux insted of android os on tv box.
I saw and try with success install linux on tv boxes as dual boot.
On external sdcard or usb mem. stick, but my question can I install in to internal flash memeory.

thx.
 
Old 11-01-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Linux Questions!

What we'd need to know is how much flash memory your TV box has. I'm guessing you'd need something like 4Gb at least and a distribution for ARM processors? Your internal flash memory is probably not enough though I stand to be corrected.

What is the make, model and specification of your TV box?

Play Bonny!

 
Old 11-01-2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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Hi, thx for welcome.
Regarding product specification.
Right now I have model, Mecool M8Sprox with ARM Cortex-A53(Amlogic S912), 2GB DDR4 RAM and 16GB internal memory (eMMC).
I try same option not available for model T95Zplus with same CPU but with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.
As I already mention, for both model option for dual boot are available (runing linux OS on external USB memory), tested and working well.
 
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search for instructions on raspbian.com or the wild web.
 
Old 11-02-2017, 04:38 AM   #5
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I research everything. I did't find any instructions for this request.
Honestly I cannot believe that this option not already published, if we take fact that TV box start using from end of 2014.
Even "multimedia box" have much more HW potential then raspberryPi3.
For compare Pi3 have option Raspbian, WIN10 and Linux!??
I try to looking on armbian, raspbian, all over the wild web but I did't find any answer.
So if any good soul can help me, I would be immensely grateful.
 
Old 11-02-2017, 01:33 PM   #6
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it's not like i have that exact model lying around here.
or any smart tv.
those are embedded devices; locked down in many ways i'd guess. on some you get lucky and can install/hack something, on others not so much.
often you have to be willing to experiment, risking the usability of the device. i.e. roll your sleeves up & get your hands dirty, both figuratively and literally.

if you did proper web searches with make and model and still nothing, then i guess there isn't.
 
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Getting linux on the internal memory drive may be possible. There is a good chance you can bork this device trying it.

Unless you found an exact web page on exactly that model you run a high risk. There are many products out there to search for on this from NAS drives to various mini computers to tv boxes. I'd look to the nas box web pages maybe on this processor or similar processor for clues.
 
Old 11-03-2017, 07:26 AM   #8
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Nobody say that is safe or offcial way.
But I am ok with that risk.
I am just curious that this option in real disable possible by higher ideal?(read profit of bigger comp.)
If you try to research min. price for mini/micro/nano etc. pc and that you can install win or linux is around 150$ + accessories.
Insted of that this boxes cost around 40-50$ (2gb + 16gb), top price 80$ with 4gb and 32gb.
At the end as already mention I cannot believe that somebody did't try and success brick this peace of HW and install and other OS except Andorid on internal memory.
If we take fact that this boxes in daily usage last 3 years.
Is it little strange?

So if anybody have exact link where (or any other info) I can find any help in this research pls help.
Thank you in adavnce-
 
  


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