Author Topic: Linux for this laptop  (Read 2161 times)

maciekiel

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Linux for this laptop
« on: June 26, 2010, 01:55:38 PM »
Hi,

I have bough a new laptop from here :http://allegro.pl/item1083604352_miniht_via_arm_400_mhz_32bit_flash_2gb_7_cali_wifi.html

and its now on Windows Mobile 6.0

I'd like to know if that's possible to get a linux for this laptop?

jakfish

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Re: Linux for this laptop
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 09:26:22 PM »
If it's an ARM processor, I'm afraid not.  MIPS is the only processor within this line of netbooks that will run Linux.

Jake

rovaals

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Re: Linux for this laptop
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 03:08:45 PM »
Is it Windows Mobile (the phone OS) or Windows CE (the embedded devices OS)?
There are utilities for ARM machines to boot into Linux directly from WinCE (without needing to flash a bootloader, just click the icon in windows).

This forum won't have the information you need though, as it focuses on MIPS machines.

wicknix

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Re: Linux for this laptop
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 07:39:31 PM »
If it comes with a VIA 8500 or 8505 ARM cpu there are a few linux distros for it and android.
http://bento-linux.org/downloads

Or i packed up a huge (105mb) zip full of working WinCE 6.0 software.
http://filefactory.com/file/b40cdc6/n/winCE6freeware.zip

Cheers