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General => GNU/Linux Discussion => Topic started by: perknh on November 23, 2014, 03:59:22 pm

Title: Can a Non-Android Linux Distribution Be Put On To An eMMC Hard Drive? (SOLVED)
Post by: perknh on November 23, 2014, 03:59:22 pm
There's something new out from Hewlett-Packard called an HP SlateBook - 14-p010nr Laptop.

Would anyone know if Peppermint, or any of the Ubuntu-based distributions, could be put onto eMMC hard drive?

I've never heard of such a hard drive before, but this SlateBook is grouped within the Chromebook family, clearly because Chrome OS and Android both originate from Google.

Thank you,

perknh

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Title: Re: Can a Non-Android Linux Distribution Be Put Onto a 16 GB eMMC Hard Drive?
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 23, 2014, 04:29:25 pm
Hi perknh, how's it going?  The NVIDIAŽ TegraŽ 4 class of processor is an ARM class processor.  Peppermint and most other "pure" Linux distros are not ported to use this class of micro processor: http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-4-processor.html (http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-4-processor.html).  That's a real shame.  It looks like a really nice machine - apart from the fact it has an FPC screen, (Finger Pint Catcher)  ;D.
Title: Re: Can a Non-Android Linux Distribution Be Put Onto a 16 GB eMMC Hard Drive?
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 23, 2014, 04:50:27 pm
As Andy says the Slatebook 14 is built around a Tegra4 (so ARM Cortex A15) SoC .. Peppermint is NOT going to run on it (we don't currently do an ARM port) .. I do however gather people have managed to get Ubuntu to run on both the original Slatebook and the Slatebook X2, so there's a good chance the Ubuntu arm port will run on it.

Probably best to wait until someone's posted a "how to" though.
Title: Re: Can a Non-Android Linux Distribution Be Put Onto a 16 GB eMMC Hard Drive?
Post by: perknh on November 23, 2014, 05:12:21 pm
It looks like a really nice machine - apart from the fact it has an FPC screen, (Finger Pint Catcher)  ;D.

Hey, AndyInMokum, I hadn't heard that one before, but I sure know what you mean.  That's a good one!  ;D

And, hello, PCNetSpec.  I've heard of going into developer mode for a Chromebook.  But, I don't think I'm at the level of Linux expertise yet that would be needed to go deep into the brains of a Slatebook -- especially without instructions.  :-\

Heck, I thought I might be on to something here since we'll most likely be having a few sales on items like this Slatebook over the next week or so.

Thank you both very much.

perknh