Installing Linux Mint onto a Windows CE laptop

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Installing Linux Mint onto a Windows CE laptop

Postby riley.vandeloo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:19 am

Hi there!
I'm a bit of a newbie, so any help is much appreciated. I want to install Linux Mint onto a windows CE laptop (see specifications below), i have installed Linux Mint 12 onto my personal laptop at home, so I'm not altogether new to it, but i believe that this computer does not have a BIOS or CD/DVD drive? Is it possible for Linux mint (preferably version 9) to be installed without a BIOS?

I only found one other (unsolved) topic on this, here is the link if it's of any help:

Screen Size: 7"
Widescreen Display: Yes
Max Resolution: 800 x 480
OS Language: English
CPU Type: ARM VAI8650
Chipset: Intel ARM926AK
Memory: 128 MB - is this enough?
Flash Disk: 4GB
Updated: From now on (2012-6-19), built-in memory will increase from 2 GB to 4 GB
External Memory: SD/MMC card (4GB Max.)
LAN: RJ45, 10/100Mbps
WLAN: 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Ports: 2 * USB 2.0 + 1 * USB 1.1 + 1 * RJ45 LAN + 1 * 3.5mm Microphone + 1 * 3.5mm Headphone + 1 * SD/MMC card slot + 1* DC Input
Speaker: Built-in Speaker x 2
Touchpad: Yes
Keyboard: 80-key keyboard
AC Adapter: Output: 9V DC, 1.5A / Input: 110~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz,US plug
Battery: Built-in 7.4v, 2100mAh Lithium-ion

Any help is better than none, Thanks!
P.s please explain all steps clearly!

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Re: Installing Linux Mint onto a Windows CE laptop

Postby xenopeek » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:24 am

Linux Mint only runs on x86 and x86-64 CPUs. It will not run on a ARM CPU like you have in this device. Perhaps other users here can suggest an alternative Linux distro that would work on this device.

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Re: Installing Linux Mint onto a Windows CE laptop

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