Mint-Debian on Arm (or Tegra) netbooks

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nitrofurano
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Mint-Debian on Arm (or Tegra) netbooks

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will Arm (or Armel, etc.) platform supported from Mint-Debian, since it's defaultly supported on Debian?
it's mostly because this netbook which i considered interesting (the price, the fact of being free of Windows7 or any similar crap, etc.), but it seems to lack some support on Ubuntu - but i'm also afraid Ubuntu would be too heavy or unstable to this kind of hardware, specially when compaired with Mint
http://ac100.gudinna.com/README/
any feedback is very welcome! thanks!
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Re: Mint-Debian on Arm (or Tegra) netbooks

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Mint does not (yet) support ARM, however, you can download Debian and compile the Mint packages from source.
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Re: Mint-Debian on Arm (or Tegra) netbooks

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There is really no need to compile the mint stuff from source cause Debian is doing a great job!
Debian even supports PowerPC
Anything you would want to compile from mint has likely already been compiled and working on Debian as it is.

You might have to add a testing repo here or there but Debian is rocking.

No wonder Mint switched to Debian.
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Re: Mint-Debian on Arm (or Tegra) netbooks

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Debian has a seperate ARM flavour (which only works on ARM/Tegra/etc.), and Mint uses the main edition of Debian so is not ARM compatible. But it would not be very hard to make your own Mint from Debian ARM as Mint mainly uses Python for programming which does not need to be compiled.
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