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Re: Marvell PXA168/128 meg/800x600 LCD

* tholed62082@mypacks.net <tholed62082@mypacks.net> [2012-06-12 11:11]:
> Debian should be possible on here, no?

It's possible to run Debian armel on this hardware.

> Would any of the armel installers work on here do you think or would
> I have to start from scratch?

The installer won't work.  ARM is not like x86 where one
kernel/installer will work on the majority of PCs.  On ARM, you need a
kernel for each CPU/SoC platform and you have to add support in the
installer for each platform and for each device.

Debian doesn't offer a kernel for the PXA168 and neither do we have
support in the installer.

You basically have three options:

a) Generate a Debian kernel package for PXA168 and adapt the installer
so it will use your custom repo.

b) Use debootstrap to generate a Debian base system, build your own
kernel and offer that to download for users.

c) Add a PXA168 kernel to Debian and add support in Debian.  I don't
know how much interest there's in PXA168 though.

Martin Michlmayr

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