Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Apr 26 18:08:24 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-04-02 at 12:28 +0200, janrinze wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-01 at 09:03 -0400, Ralph Siemsen wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:42:54AM -0400, Mark Berry wrote:
> > 
> > > Does anyone know where I can find install instructions and a tarball for
> > > Ubuntu on the netwinder??
> > 
> > Hi Mark,
> > 
> > To my knowledge, Ubuntu has not targetted the armv4l architecture,
> > they only have supported later ARMv7 devices.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > -Ralph
> Thus far Debian and Ubuntu have started out with ARMv5 support and
> Ubuntu has moved on to ARMv7 support.
> Older Debian distros are available with ARMv4 support but if you really
> want to run Ubuntu on our Netwinder then you would have to compile it
> yourself..
> Cross compiling Ubuntu is possible however it will take a huge amount of
> time and it is not guaranteed to work.

I've been neglecting this list, and the NetWinder, for too long. Lenny
is the last Debian to support ARM processors without "thumb
internetworking" such as the StrongARM ones used in the NetWinder. That
leaves only NetBSD and Gentoo as distros with out-of-the-box NetWinder
support. However, any source-based or cross-compiled distro may be used,
and I may look into the use of Arch Linux, despite it normally being a
binary distro. And I STILL plan to bring this NetWinder up to 256MB of

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