Ubuntu on Freerunner

Michele Renda michele.renda at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 22:39:27 CEST 2008

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It will be nice if in a future the Software and the Hardware will be
produced by different firms, like now it happen with Pc!

So OM can think only to give us a good and open hardware, while another
firm (Canonical? Trolltech?) can give us some good software stacks!

Charles Pax wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Risto H. Kurppa <risto at kurppa.fi
> <mailto:risto at kurppa.fi>> wrote:
>     Has anyone tried the Ubuntu MID edition:
>     http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile
>     or 'Hasty Hippogriff':
>     http://mojo.handhelds.org/
>     Is there an easy way to try these on Freerunner?
> It looks like the Hasty Hoppogriff runs on ARMv5EL (I don't know what EL
> means) while the Freerunner is ARM4 (I'm pretty sure). The distributions
> page (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Distributions) indicates that Debian
> can run on the Freerunner, so Ubuntu on the Freerunner should be
> possible, though I think it's non-trivial to do. It would be nice if in
> the coming years we see Openmoko hardware platforms that can run Ubuntu
> and other distros right out of the box.
> -Charles
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