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I've just bought Hackberry, it's ARM obviously and I'd like to use any previously used Linux distro of my heart on it, such as Slackware, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and so ...
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    How to Create/Prepare/Install ANY Linux/Distro To Any ARM/Intel Dest.


    I've just bought Hackberry, it's ARM obviously and I'd like to use any previously used Linux distro of my heart on it, such as Slackware, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and so forth.

    Hackberry is SO new that I have to depend on others to 'create' images that I can dd to /dev/sd?.

    In general I'd love to step up a notch and understand if there's a GENERAL set of steps that applies to ANY Linux distro or even FreeBSD maybe to say.... example

    Get the latest Ubuntu Desktop and turn it into an ISO image of my 'flavor' or an image to be DD'ed to a Flash Drive.
    Or for Mint or Puppy or whatever.

    Maybe there is already such documentation and someone can point me to that direction.

    How do all Linux Guru's do this otherwise ?

    Please let me know.

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    There are a number of Linux distributions that support the ARM chip set, including Debian (definitely) and (I think) Gentoo. You need to find the appropriate ones. I don't know personally about Slackware and Fedora.

    FWIW, I use Debian on my ARM-based PC-104 embedded development system.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    where and how ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    There are a number of Linux distributions that support the ARM chip set, including Debian (definitely) and (I think) Gentoo. You need to find the appropriate ones. I don't know personally about Slackware and Fedora.

    FWIW, I use Debian on my ARM-based PC-104 embedded development system.
    Thank you for the advise, I can try and looked at Debian web site, I can only see iso images for x86 architecture or alike. can't see any mentioning about some kind of 'image' for arm and how to dd it and boot.
    can you help ?

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    Here is a link: Debian -- ARM Port

    Unfortunately, a lot of the links are in Spanish - try using Google Translate to deal with that. Fortunately, I am bi-lingual in English/Spanish... So, if you are lost in the links, let me know!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Fortunately, I am tri-lingual, Italian/Mexican/English so thank you carnal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acatto View Post
    Fortunately, I am tri-lingual, Italian/Mexican/English so thank you carnal.
    Kewl Enjoy! Y que te vayas bien! (And may you do well... for our English speaking colleagues.).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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