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 Post subject: Raspberry pi ?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Hi--Is anyone here following/planning to get involved with the Raspberry Pi project ?

(I tried to post the link but since this is my first post I couldn't) It is raspberrypi and it is a dot org site (hope this will get the message through)

It's a cheap ~15-25 pound, VERY bare bones ARM 11 computer, GNU/Linux, maybe RISCOS in time. First distro will probably be Fedora or Arch. Since BLAG is based on Fedora and Fedora is ARM friendly BLAG should be a good fit also.
I love the idea of a UK built machine with a UK designed processor running a UK developed distro. Anyone else ?---mike


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For now blag is fedora based and fedora ARM architecture seems to be just in progress. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM

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I have seen a video of Fedora 13 running on one of the alpha (pre-production) boards, seems to work fine. It was running abiword and Gedit and printing to a network printer. Take a look at the site, raspberrypi dot org, and look int the forums , search for fedora. I'd post links if I could but forum won't let me yet.--mike


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The boards do not include NAND or NOR storage - everything is on the SD card, which has a FAT32 partition with GPU firmware and a kernel image, and an EXT2 partition with the rootfs.

We're not currently using a bootloader - we actually boot via the GPU, which contains a proprietary RISC core (wacky architecture ;) . The GPU mounts the SD card, loads GPU firmware and brings up display/video/3d, loads a kernel image, resets the SD card host and starts the ARM.
This is a c&p from the raspberrypi wiki. I'm guessing the propietary code in the GPU ROM makes the Rpi not meet BLAG's standard of "free as in speech"? Or does the fact that it's hardware make it not matter ? Sure would like someone in this group take a look and let me/us know what they think.--mike


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:55 am 
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I would like to see an arm version based on Pidora. I will begin playing around with one in the coming weeks.

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