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Re: debian on mini android pc

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Scott Sullivan <scott@ss.org> wrote:

> There is a lot of development work around the A10 processor collecting here:
> http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/hacking_the_mele_a1000/
> The information will be applicable to getting Debian on your device.
> The important thing is is to make a copy of the devices nand flash
> so that you can extract the needed boot scripts that setup the hardware
> and devices.

 bugger, i replied direct rather than to the list - i wondered why you
referred arkhipenka to the same wiki, scott!  let me forward it on...
thanks for the advice about copying the device beforehand, that should
probably be on the wiki page for the debian install script, i'll edit
it and make a note.



On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Arkhipenka Stanislau <dise.logo@mail.ru> wrote:
> Hello. I want to buy a mini android pc. It runs on allwinner a10 processor (
> architecture ARM). Unfortunately, I could not find information about what sub-
> architecture of this device. I am wondering if i can install Debian on it. and
> If YES, unfortunately I did not find any instructions about how to install
> debian on this device.

 A10 devices you can install absolutely any OS on: they are
"unbrickable".  a significant amount of research has gone into the A10
CPU over the past few months, and debian is just one of the OSes
that's been installed on A10 devices.  however depending on which
device you choose (if no-one has already done the work), you may need
to do some kernel customisation: that's just a total complete 100%
unavoidable fact of working with BIOS-less systems, end of story.

 you'll need to start from this:


 please join #arm-netbook on irc.freenode.net and ask for advice
there.  then perhaps you might like to post your findings back to
debian-arm once you've got debian running on it.


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