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51 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 10 Jun 2010 - 23:28

Firestalk


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Youngling
For NOW, work has been paused, 'cause guys from anyka.com do not answer.
I can't find all info I need, and I can't imagine, how to make it work..

If I will have ANY success (e.g. even will launch pure kernel), I will make record here.

52 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 10 Jun 2010 - 23:41

Firestalk


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Found Bad News

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Based on ARM926EJ core, clocked at 248 or 266 MHz. Used in some cheap netbooks, but not suitable for RISC OS applications due to poor performance relative to other SoCs currently available, and poor documentation. Windows CE is the only supported OS.

53 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 11:11

sartrejp


Have you seen this page? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
they talk about a linux system in a device with same (or similar) processor (arm9).
My english is not so good so I do not understand everything in that web, but maybe could help (I hope so).

And I found recently this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is slackware for arm, a root filesystem to run in unsupported devices and build the distro from there.

54 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 11:25

Firestalk


Youngling
Youngling
There are many types of ARM9 processors, even ARM926EJ-S. But every maintainer includes specific configuration in processor.

Unfortunately, ANYKA7802 has not enough documentation..

55 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 13:34

KKM


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This was released ten days ago, but here is where you can download the 0.2 version of my Linux distribution for VIA VT8500 based netbooks:
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On the page you will also find the kernel sources (with VIA binary blobs) and the cross compiler toolchain (which runs on x86) to build the kernel.

This distribution runs straight from the SD card; it should not touch Windows CE.
I never tried to access the NAND flash internal to the netbook though.

There are still some major issues and they're mentioned in the readme inside the archive of the distribution. Preparing your SD card for it shouldn't be very hard if you have experience partitioning on Linux.

It is basically this:
1) Login as root, or become it using su, sudo, etc.
2) do two partitions with cfdisk (example: cfdisk /dev/<sd_card_device>) ,
the first will be small and have its type as FAT32
the second will be big and have its type as EXT2

Notice: Replace <sd_card_device> with the device your computer recognizes the SD card as - for example if it were sdc, you would type sdc1.

Then
To format the two partitions:
mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/<sd_card_device>1
mke2fs -v /dev/<sd_card_device>2

3) mount the two partitions
mount -t vfat /dev/<sd_card_device>1 /mnt/<sd_card_device>1 (or any other mount point)
mount /dev/<sd_card_device>2 /mnt/<sd_card_device>2

4) extract fatpart.tgz on the first small fat partition
5) extract ext2part.tgz on the second big fat partition
6) umount the partitions

7) remove the SD card
Cool it should be ready for use, hopefully all will be fine

Hi:KM

56 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 13:39

KKM


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This Linux :
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Hi:KM

57 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Wed 16 Jun 2010 - 14:10

Firestalk


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Youngling
Doesn't boot in my netbook

58 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 17 Jun 2010 - 17:56

KKM


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59 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 17 Jun 2010 - 20:15

Firestalk


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Youngling
^ For VT8505/WM8505 chips.

60 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Fri 18 Jun 2010 - 8:13

zaphod


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Youngling
The netbook with VT8500 processor has the ability to boot from SD-card....seems like "our" netbook doesn't.
I seriously start to think about buying a second, VT8500-based netbook.
Problem is, you never know what you will actually get from the chinese vendor. My actual netbook was also announced to have a VT8500 with 300Mhz, what I actually got was AK7802 with 248Mhz. Well nevermind, still a nice toy to play with...

regards, zaphod

61 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Fri 18 Jun 2010 - 10:06

sartrejp


I seriously start to think about buying a second, VT8500-based netbook.
I allready sold it, Im gonna buy a Eken M003 (or m005).
If you want a real VT8500 look at this page
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Good Luck

62 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sat 19 Jun 2010 - 14:22

zaphod


Youngling
Youngling
Thanks for the hint, but I will go for this one:

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I have ordered there before, and they are reliable and (reasonably) fast.

63 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 21 Jun 2010 - 15:04

nitro


Have you seen the note in DE

Note May 25, 2010: Supplier changed the processor from AKARM,ARM926AK to WMT,ARM-WM8505. OS Changed to WINCE 6.0. Software supported: SKYPE/MSN/Youtube.

64 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 21 Jun 2010 - 15:08

zaphod


Youngling
Youngling
Yeah, i've seen that. Made me think about getting one of those new ones, just for installing Android and using skype. But then I rather bought a HTC Kaiser phone on ebay for less than 85$...more processor power, bigger RAM, and full android support.
I gues I will wait for the next generation of mini netbooks with dual-core ARM processor, or the new VIA Nano. Win CE 5.0 and 6.0 are just too old......

65 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 21 Jun 2010 - 16:22

nisma


I have seen a firmware update to WinCE 6.0
I don´t have tryed it, because i need to know more about firmware updates and restoring my
V1.9 V122 version back.
The link is this, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
PS: the SDcard must be formatted with fat32 and not vxfat otherwise the update don´t work.
There are rumors, that the same supplier have a linux firmware but i don´t was able to find a link,
i should contact the supplier.

66 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 21 Jun 2010 - 17:25

zaphod


Youngling
Youngling
cool so far. But the jaytech netbook has a VT-8500 processor (for which we know, linux already exists, and can be booted from SD-card). Also, the update procedure via SD-card only works on the VT-8500 based version of the netbook.
Hence I doubt this will work at all....

67 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sat 10 Jul 2010 - 14:01

nsantos


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maybe this helps us to solve the problem, but the worst thing is knowing where you download




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68 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Fri 16 Jul 2010 - 5:09

passatempo


it seems just like the anyka's burning tool... :\

69 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 26 Jul 2010 - 18:34

kduramos


Guys Please Help Me I read all message but i don´t know how i do to try to install linux on my ARM920.

I install the haret in the windows ce 5, and now what i have do do??
Can anyone tell me step by step??

I have to download a image of linux like debian and try to install.. but how?? The netbook don´t do boot ... it starts already.. or i don´t know the commands to enter in bios.

70 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 26 Jul 2010 - 21:00

kduramos


Guys

Good News i found this site for linux on ARM
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Take a look could be the solution that we want

71 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sun 22 Aug 2010 - 22:42

16bithovercar


Knight
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Hey everyone.
I think there is a misunderstanding that an OS that is made for ARM would just work. Be that Android or another. There is much more than simply a processor that needs to be ported for, namely the drivers. While it may be true that the AK78xx is based on ARM9, it is much more than that. The AK78xx ALSO incorporates hardware level support for essentially the entire computer.

Compiling for ARM9 is easy. IN FACT, I believe a lot of you have actually booted linux without realizing it although you never made it to the higher RC levels or any of the GNU tools. Making sure that the rest of the board runs requires datasheets or a LOT of painful reverse electrical engineering tinkering.

Now, I don't have the "force?" to get the datasheets from this forum yet, but I am requesting them directly from ANYKA. I didn't see anyone that knew much about this at LinuxCon2010, but I will pull some strings once my netbook arrives. So far I have been using emulation and paper/pencil.

Also, if anyone can forward me info, that would help the process.

Good luck and Cheers.

72 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 9 Sep 2010 - 9:39

nandove


Hi everyone! i have one of this Arm 926EJ-S.

With this processor I can not get any linux?

I have a console a few years ago, the console in question is the GP2X F100, and has a ARM 920T processor at 200MHz, the system has this console is a linux kernel. I have little idea of linux, but what could not be used as the basis for our netbooks and complete with the various Linux repositories for arm like those in Debian?, because the problem is that we have a linux kernel support us our micro, right?

I see that the GP2X WIZ has the same processor;) and Wiz also has a Linux kernel;) can be very interesting: D

73 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 7:35

ifdavecantfixitaintbroke


The manufactures website claims to support linux, check out:

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74 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 8:06

ppeterka


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ifdavecantfixitaintbroke wrote:The manufactures website claims to support linux, check out:

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That's mostly right. ARM 926 EJ is supported to run a linnux kernel. The problem is, this is only the core. All the other preipherals are unknown or don't have open source drivers. And this is where the project is mainly shot. This is not a "clean" ARM design, but one made by Anyka Inc....

http://ppeterka.net16.net

75 ubuntu 11.04 natty support for arm cpu on Sat 9 Apr 2011 - 13:16

nicohs


ubuntu 11.04 natty support for arm cpu...
anyone have more info ?

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