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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 11:30:16 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.
So it would basically be possible to run android on an nspire? As far as I know, that distro is aimed at ARM. It would deffinately be interesting, especially if you could get it to run android apps.
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2014, 12:02:20 pm »
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.
So it would basically be possible to run android on an nspire? As far as I know, that distro is aimed at ARM. It would deffinately be interesting, especially if you could get it to run android apps.
Yes. However, you would probably have to write a driver for whatever the Android GUI uses, plus it would probably run very slowly on that hardware.

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2014, 03:31:30 pm »
Did it work on the cx cas HW-J.
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 04:45:45 pm »
Yes, this works on any Nspire with Ndless
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2014, 11:48:12 am »
If I press the resetbutton , would it start the TI OS? ???
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2014, 05:53:58 pm »
Yes, it will start the TI-OS, which is a good thing so that if something goes wrong you still have a calculator.
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2014, 03:04:33 pm »
Can I use the tutorial for ubuntu?
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2014, 03:06:14 pm »
No, Ubuntu doesn't support the ARM architecture (I think).
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2014, 04:05:51 pm »
I think it does, at least unofficially.

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2014, 08:55:36 pm »
Does it?
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2014, 09:00:06 pm »

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2014, 09:03:14 pm »
That's for ARMv8, I believe the Nspire is ARMv5
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2014, 09:42:58 pm »
Would you show some pictures or a short video so those of us without a cx can see? :)
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2014, 09:49:08 pm »
I don't have an nspire (yet) so I would love some pics too.  :)   And also great job!  :thumbsup:   I wonder what the performance difference would be in comparison to linucx...

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2014, 09:50:05 pm »
I'll put up a video soon.
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