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Re: Installing Linux on an oddball computer?

On 19-May-2011 16:23, Rogério Brito wrote:
... "Powerpack NET-807" and it looks like


It runs Windows CE 5.0 and this thing is *so* limiting (my Nokia N900
is way more flexible than this) and I would love to run Linux on it.
Unfortunately, I don't even know the architecture that this thing
runs, but on the "My Computer" icon of Windows CE, it says that it has
a "Samsung, ARM-ARM920" [sic] processor.


Hmmm. That looks weirdly similar to a lot of inexpensive Win CE boxes that run on a VIA / Wondermedia 8505 CPU, or its siblings. They all seem to have 128 MB of RAM and 2 GB of Flash. I've come close to ebaying one.

I could definitely be wrong, there's lot of cheap weirdness (and weird cheapness) out there.

There is definitely some talk of getting Debian on the WM8505s -- you may not have to do it all yourself. :)

Good luck!


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