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How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:54:48 pm »
I made a blog post about installing Debian on an Nspire CX: http://codinghobbit.no-ip.org/blog/?p=81


EDIT: fixed typo in address
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 10:06:18 am by Ivoah »
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 01:59:53 am »
Wait you did it?? O.O I thought that only Linucx would work. Nonetheless this is cool. If you want you could cross-post the tutorial content over here, ticalc and TI-Planet in case at one point your site hosting or something went down, not to mention your site takes several minutes to load anyway.


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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 09:42:58 am »
Fixed the link
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 09:53:17 am »
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 09:56:26 am »
Fixed, for some reason the no-IP Dynamic Updater isn't working
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 09:56:56 am »
Still not working from here :P

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 09:58:04 am »
Try in a couple of minutes, it takes a bit for No-IP to update
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 10:02:58 am »
Works for me once I change the ".orb" part into ".org".
By the way, why did you use an [url] tag that has the url as url and as text too ? Why not either just paste the url or put something else than the url as text ? (not sure if what I say is understandable).

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 10:05:37 am »
I did just paste the address, I guess Omni added a [url] tag. I fixed the original post
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 10:08:46 am »
The links is working now ^.^

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 10:09:54 am »
I did just paste the address, I guess Omni added a tag. I fixed the original post
Oh ok, well that's weird O.O

Anyway it works now. And it seems clear enough to me (even though I just read, not tried). I'd just maybe add for all steps how much time they take. Not necessarily with exact numbers (which would depend on the computer and the connexion), but at least if a step is a lot longer than others, maybe precise it so that people who follow the tutorial don't wait in front of the computer during ten minutes ;)]Oh ok, well that's weird O.O

Anyway it works now. And it seems clear enough to me (even though I just read, not tried). I'd just maybe add for all steps how much time they take. Not necessarily with exact numbers (which would depend on the computer and the connexion), but at least if a step is a lot longer than others, maybe precise it so that people who follow the tutorial don't wait in front of the computer during ten minutes ;)

edit weird, it added a url tag to my post too O.O
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 10:10:08 am »
Good idea, I'll add that


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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2014, 11:15:07 am »
So, is it now possible to run a full linux installation, with GUI and such included, on an nspire CX? Or is it a lightweight command-line only version?
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 11:17:00 am »
I tried installing lxde, but for some reason it froze when the mouse appeared. Also, I wouldn't call a command line Debian install "lightweight"
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 11:25:12 am »
Now that the mainline kernel supports the TI-Nspire along with all its peripherials and we have a decent bootloader for it, it's theorically possible to install pretty much every Linux distro that supports ARM. It's pretty easy to build a filesystem with the ARM version of Arch Linux with pacman and load it in your Nspire and it would theorically work. If I had a Nspire I'd definitely try that out.

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