[armedslack] Nintendo DS

Stuart Winter m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Fri Jul 17 16:37:56 UTC 2009


> are there possibilities to run this distro on a Nintendo DS with
> Supercard and enough storage mass plugged into?

I had a quick look at the standard Nintendo DS -- 4MB RAM; the Supercard
adds 256MB.  My initial feeling is that you'd need to put a lot of work
into get Slackware running on this device; it'd be better to stick with
"DSLinux" since it's aimed specifically at the DS.

However, if you're experienced in bootstrapping Linux onto devices then
by all means give it a go -- I'd love to see it running there and
I can help a little bit; *but* in Linux

root at stokely:/usr/src/linux/arch/arm# grep -ri nintendo .
root at stokely:/usr/src/linux/arch/arm#

I don't see any mention of Nintendo in the kernel.org kernel
which in my past experience with ARM, is a big
been burnt before by not having upstream support for my ARM devices.
I see that dslinux have patches against Linux 2.6.14 in their git tree

*but* I can warn you already that ARMedslack's glibc has a minimal
Kernel version os 2.6.22, so you'd need to rebuild glibc.
However, if you *did* decide to give it a go and got yourself a Kernel
for the nintendo DS, I could build a glibc that required an earlier

But all that said, the NintendoDS has a very slow ARM cpu, so that
alone would lose my interest ;-)

Stuart Winter
Slackware ARM: www.armedslack.org

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