Damn Small Linux for iPhone/Touch

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  1. dereade

    dereade New Member

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    With the release of the SDK, I can't help but wonder "if".
    The iPod touch, essentially, is a basic eMac.
    It has a 400 Mhz Processor
    About 116 MB on RAM
    And a decent speed system bus.

    I may be missing a lot...but I still don't understand why is it impossible to install a Linux OS on it? I understand the first limitation right off the bat : Touch Screen Drivers.
    Solution? Let me name a few.
    1) Lycoris' Desktop L/X Linux Distro.
    2) Unix WinTab Digitizer drivers
    3) Debian Linux distro Tablet PC edition
    etc.

    All The iPohne and iTouch are, are just eMacs with a touch screen. That's it, in a nutshell.
    The second limitatyion I see is Bios compatability.
    Solution: Flash a new bios! o_o If some moron can solder in a chip into a PSP, or a DS, and flash a new BIOS onto the onboard NAND memory, somebody can do it with a computer like motherboard of an iTouch. Come on, people...let's think here.

    Puppy Dog, or Damn Small, or any other low-grade Linux distro can be installed onto the iTouch with Digitizer drivers. Simple as that. How we go about doing it...well...that's the problem of the developer, not me. I'm the guy that points out the main details.

    Let me make this clear.


    I DONT WANT TO HEAR EXCUSES



    Excuses are like assholes, everybody has one. Look at the big picture. Look passed the speed bumps. Push toward the goal. Simple as that.
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    ACTUALLY, the iPod Touch has a 620MHz processor like it's big brother the iPhone.


    It is just intentionally UNDERCLOCKED to 412. Not really sure why tho. Maybe for Battery Life?
  3. dereade

    dereade New Member

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    Thank you. I actually did not know that. Why...that's even better. What more reason to work toward a Linux OS.

    This is Damn Small Linux in a nutshell.... Command Line + GUI....Nothing Special at all. o_o
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    You could even run UBUNTU Server edition on that

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  5. spinner

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    This is already in the works by my dev team. (and has been for a couple of weeks)
  6. dereade

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    See? Thank you. <.< I give the highest regards to your dev team. >.>
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    Oh so you guys are giving us linux??
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    Essentially, yeah. It's not going too smoothly, but as dereade said, push past the speedbumps and towards the goal.
  9. poopingfish1

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    resurecting an old thread. But its worth it.
    Hows the dev doing? I would love a linux os for my itouch. It would basically be like having a full computer by me thats very small.
    What package mangement system will you choose?
    I hate the stock Os the touch comes with, the jailbreaking is cool but limited to the software people release. I would love to have conky running on my ipod, or be able to compile some code on the go.
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    What is Linux, and why are people want it so badly?

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