Hello everybody. I am a fresh newbie to all linux except for random bits and pieces (android devices, ddwrt router, etc.) Anyway I have all but decided to purchase a Raspberry Pi and make an XBMC media center out of it (possibly with a MythTV backend, that is not on topic however.) To that end I have spent this day playing with various linux USB boot sticks, thanks goes out to LiLi for making that possible. The one distro I have absolutely fallen in love with is Linux Mint. As a mainly Microsoft user over the years (yes I know, let the BBQ begin) I found this flavor of linux to be the easiest to navigate and use as opposed something like Ubuntu unity (boy did that one look like a tribute to the entire life's work of Steve Jobs, may God rest his soul.) So I was sad to find out that as of right now from what I have read there is no way to put Mint on an RPi.
SC23 wrote: Monsta wrote:
SC23 wrote:and double bonus prizes if youve got Mint to boot on one..
Don't you know there's no Mint for ARM processors?
I guess I was kinda hopin that since some of these micro devices run a Debian variant it would be possible to get a LMDE going. I also took a look at the Mint box off the main site and they are sold out with no notice as to when they will be back.
Im still figuring the whole thing out so me not knowing something is pretty standard
I am not a scriptor, software porting guru or even that good at using Terminal. All of my meager expertise is finding new, interesting ways to piece and adapt hardware combinations. So converting LMDE to use with RPi is out of the question for me, but as you can tell from my discertation here I am very interested in seeing just that happen. Ideally I'd like to be able to run XBMC, WMC style through LMDE on the Pi. However, I am not opposed to dual booting or even swapping out OS cards as needed.
So please if there are any new developements on making any of this happen, do tell. I work in a Comp lab with an absolute Linux whiz so installation of the solution will be easy. I just couldn't ask him to take on a full on porting project. He is an Ubuntu head anyway.
Thanx for maintaining such an informative community guys.