Re: Debian on Toshiba AC100 (Tegra 250)?
On Sep 1, 2010, at 02:57, Mike B. wrote:
> Thanks for the detailed reply. However, as a newbie I couldn't follow your instructions.
It is generally easier if comments are threaded - top posting makes for harder reading. :-)
> Isn't there something like a debian net-installer for debian ARM?
Yes, there is. That is available here: http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
Chose the right distribution for your hardware, i.e. arm or armel.
You may however find that your particular CPU is designed differently than either of the two available distros support. This may mean that you cannot use them or that your OS is not optimized for that architecture. It also may be missing drivers for various functionality (which is why it was suggested that you contact Toshiba.)
You may also find that you cannot install onto the disk that holds your installation media and that may be your only option (in some cases.)
Installing Linux on a development board is often not as straightforward as one might hope. Often you are responsible for assembling all the pieces and documenting the process for the next person. If you post precise, detailed questions on this list however I'm certain you'll find people who can help.
> something I can put on a usb disk, plug into the laptop and it'll take care of the installation?.
> --- On Tue, 31/8/10, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: Debian on Toshiba AC100 (Tegra 250)?
>> To: "Li Haifeng" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Date: Tuesday, 31 August, 2010, 10:10 PM
>> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Li
>> Haifeng <email@example.com>
>>> I think that is not difficult,through I have not done
>> it .
>> i have, and there are quite a few hoops to jump
>> through. the first
>> is getting the GPL source code out of toshiba. this
>> is absolutely
>> essential. the second is creating a "replacement
>> firmware" which
>> loads debian-installer.
>> if you can ascertain whether they've used u-boot (which
>> they probably
>> have) then the job is made a lot easier, _especially_ if
>> you can get
>> the GPL source code out of toshiba for u-boot.
>> if they "won't" provide it, you get gpl-violations.org to
>> issue a
>> cease and desist order. which will go down like a
>> lead balloon, but
>> tough titty.
>>> If you want to port Debian of ARM to your netbook. I
>> think ,if you have correlate drivers,it is easy.
>>> Have you tried Ubuntu?
>> ubuntu is a waste of time, li, and is a red herring.
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