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TI-Nspire / Re: nspire Linux Questions
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:59:01 am »
Hi everybody

I've tried to boot with many rootfs on USB (Debian, Ubuntu, Bodhilinux) and all of them gave me an error about "init not found". The USB device is recognized and mounted. Any idea about how to solve this problem?

Thanks and regards


TI-Nspire / Re: nspire Linux Questions
« on: April 24, 2013, 03:52:07 am »
Sorry to ask again for help but yesterday evening I had a bad experience. I untar the Full buildroot image (xconfig) into my usb key and tried to boot it. First boot stopped saying that tty0 could not be found. I tried another boot script and the second time stopped with error

r4:0000000000 r3:0000000000

I saw another person had this error in the forum but couldn't find a solution. Third boot my NSPIRE crashed and was caught in a restart loop. I made first a reset, then a complete format, then I removed the battery and finally the maintenance mode let the nspire resurrect.

After this problems, I kindly ask if some could give some clear instructions and link to working images and boot scripts.



TI-Nspire / Re: nspire Linux Questions
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:16:17 am »
May I ask which kind of procedure did you use for debian installation? Did you made an image of a working partition on a pen drive? Can the modified kernel for the NSPIRE manage a working Debian partition? Any explanation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards


TI-Nspire / Re: nspire Linux Questions
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:08:01 am »
Lionel, thanks for your prompt answers. You say

Nspire calculators use a proprietary filesystem for which Linux has no open source drivers - and anyway, the internal memory is too small.

So I understand that Debian was booted from a USB drive. How can this be done? I mean...I suppose there is no "boot from usb" as there is on the PC can you boot from an external device? Do you need first a working linux in the NSPIRE and then mount the external drive and chroot there?

Thanks again for the help


TI-Nspire / Re: nspire Linux Questions
« on: April 09, 2013, 03:24:59 am »
Hi everybody, I've just bought a NSPIRE and before starting hacking it I'd like to ask a few questions about linux.

From what I've read I understand that Linux can be started from within TI OS. My first question is's possibile to erase completely the built-in OS and replace it with Linux?

I've also read that somebody succeeded in booting Debian ARM from external USB...could somebody kindly explain how this can be accomplished? The same Debian could be installed in the internal memory without using a USB stick?

One last question. My intention of installing linux is connected to my intention of porting a python interpreter on the NSPIRE. For what I understand, the CPython implementation should be pure what kind of problems have till now prevented this porting?

Thanks for your help,
regards from Italy


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