[ARMedslack] Quick question

Stuart Winter m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Tue Apr 2 16:42:53 UTC 2013

> > An installer assumes that you have a removable media from which you
> > can boot, which is not the case for most commercial devices on the
> > market, as they are boot-locked.
> > <snip />
> > Okay, the user would need a set of screwdrivers, and a distinction in
> > electronic servicing. My bad. :)

The Slackware installers on Kirkwood and Tegra do not use removable
media - it's installed over the network.

My own personal opinion (which I think isn't at all in line with anyone
else's, from what I can tell) is that a device such as a phone isn't
really a candidate for your favourite OS - it's just about what apps you
can install upon it; thus it would never cross my mind to want to install
Slackware on my ARM powered phone.

Stuart Winter
Slackware ARM: http://arm.slackware.com

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