@BillFleming: I sympathize with your wish to run an ARM version of Linux Mint, but to convert processor architectures as you would be doing in going from Intel x86 processors to ARM Cortex processors, you will have to learn to compile from source code, have a compatible compiler (probably C language), and either cross-compile to the target processor from a host computer or compile on the target from the source. You will also need either binary drivers for Linux or the source for the drivers for Linux for the peripherals (video, audio, mouse, keyboard, I/O, etc.), which will need to be linked in to your code. You may be able to get Linux drivers from the Android drivers for the ARM board, but then you may require rewriting the API to link properly with standard Linux. This is a non-trivial job, and instructions and documentation are not likely to be very extensive, nor written for the non-programmer/developer.
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