Author Topic: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?  (Read 1916 times)

David Hart

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Has anyone tried loading ArcaOS on a Raspberry PI?  I suppose it would need to be a 32 bit processor.  It  could be that some hardware components would not work but would be interesting to try.

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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 01:24:32 am »
Hi

I have a Raspberry PI, but I haven't try to run ArcaOS. ArcaOS will not run directly on a Raspberry PI since it is not an x86 processor. In theory it can be possible of having "QEMU" on the raspberry PI Linux and then it will boot some x86 OS emulated. But I really do not know how far can we get with it.

There are some reports of running Win95/98/XP on QEMU under Raspberry PI, we would require to read how it works that way and see if we can work to run some OS/2 there.

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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 01:18:59 pm »
There is a book "Write Great Code" by Randall Hyde which explains some differences between them (addressing modes, registers etc.)

Motorola 68k was the only CPU similar to Intel.

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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 05:23:31 pm »
Motorola 68k was the only CPU similar to Intel.

!!??? M68k is similar to an early VAX, not a x86.

If you mean they are both CISC, and not RISC, HA or VLIW, there is a boatload of CISC architectures out there ...

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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 05:31:44 pm »
Yes, CISC with a bit complex addressing modes.

The only way to run existing code over RISC is binary translation when one instruction expands to six instructions or more.
Then "jump forward" instructions will decrease CPU performance.

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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 03:21:51 am »
I went ahead and got a Raspberry PI 4 with 8 Gig of RAM, a 256 Gig SD card for $170 for the cumputer, canakit with case, power supply and cables.  It runs Ubuntu Mate which is more usable than the default Rasparian Linux.  It is about the size of a deck of cards.  I have an Apache webserver wtih PHP and MySQL database server.

While it cannot run VirtualBox or an X86 OS, it can SSH to a box that does have VirtualBox where I can start virtual machines from the Raspberry PI and then use Remote Desktop to run the VMs.  I had been doing this with an old laptop runing ArcaOS and using RDP client to connect and that worked pretty well but that laptop was pretty old and the screen size was too small.

I am also working on a Perl program that will read the various XML files for VirtualBox and use a text based interface to start and stop virtual machines through an SSH session.  The 64bit version of Midnight Commander also works pretty well within an SSH session on a remote Windows 10 64bit box.

I will be posting my adventures with this at https://oscollector.wordpress.com/

Cheers,
Dave


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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 06:08:49 am »
a Raspberry Pi like this one?
https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/%ef%bb%bfraspberry-pi-laptop-02-11-2020/

Raspberry Pi laptop houses in waterproof military style Pelican 1150 case
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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 06:11:20 am »
Or a Raspberry Pi like this one?
https://liliputing.com/2020/11/raspberry-pi-400-is-a-pc-in-a-keyboard-for-70-and-up.html

Raspberry Pi 400 is a PC-in-a-keyboard for $70 and up
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Re: Has anyone attempted to try a Raspberry PI PC wiht ArcaOS?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 03:16:59 pm »
Hi

To run ArcaOS or OS/2 maybe it should be interesting to try Intel x86 alternatives to Raspberry PI.
There are things like:
- Udoo X86 II
- LattePanda 4G/64GB (Would Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core Processor work?)

Sadly I have no way to get any of those.

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