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OS/2 - Technical => Hardware => Topic started by: BigWarpGuy on 2012.05.20, 01:12:22

Title: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2012.05.20, 01:12:22
Here is the Raspberry Pi. Could eComStation run on it? (from another post about another board).
(http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/eyes4pi-without-cover_small.jpg)

Raspberry Pi.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (http://www.raspberrypi.org/)

Now it has a camera attachment.
(http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/attachingcamera.jpg)

There is also a magazine for it called MagPi. :)  http://www.themagpi.com/ (http://www.themagpi.com/)
http://liliputing.com/2012/05/magpi-raspberry-pi-community-starts-a-monthly-magazine.html (http://liliputing.com/2012/05/magpi-raspberry-pi-community-starts-a-monthly-magazine.html)
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: miturbide on 2012.05.20, 02:42:28
Hi Tommy

This device runs with an ARM processor architecture. OS/2 is not designed to run under that architecture, it will only run on intel x86. I think that to be able to run OS/2-eCS under ARM processor we will need the full OS/2 source code (which we don't have) and recompile it with that architecture on mind.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: rudi on 2012.05.30, 14:21:59
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Could eComStation run on it?

He's joking, Isnt' he ? BTW, I recently ordered a similar piece of hardware. While waiting for the delivery I start to make myself familiar with Linux. After all these years with OS/2 I guess it's time for me to try something different and this type of stuff looks quite exciting...
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: xchris on 2012.05.30, 14:54:28
There is a better alternative to RPI... VIA APC http://liliputing.com/2012/05/via-apc-a-49-android-computer-with-an-arm11-cpu.html

It runs android, but a friend of mine is sure 100% that it can run ARM Linux , has
512MB anyway, not the anaemic 256MB of the Pi
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: miturbide on 2012.06.24, 17:05:58
....running Qemu on the raspberry can be an alternative.. with emulation :)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://serverflux.com/raspberry-pi-2/running-windows-98-raspberry-pi/ (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://serverflux.com/raspberry-pi-2/running-windows-98-raspberry-pi/)

I don't have one to try it.
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: xchris on 2012.06.24, 19:11:33
I assume it will be painfully slow....
I have a RPI, I tested some linux distros and found them _slow_ as the CPU is not powerful enough
In fact  I got it *just* to install RISCOS (the alpha version runs quite smooth)
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2012.06.24, 23:27:01
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Could eComStation run on it?

He's joking, Isnt' he ? ....


Joking, no but it is me being stupid.  :'(
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: rudi on 2012.06.25, 08:31:45
I have a RPI

Interresting. I guess I will be able to order mine later this week. But they estimate 14 weeks for delivery :-\  However, I already ordered a CuBox (http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/cubox), which is a bit more powerful and will arrive here sooner. I'm aware that there are still a lot of software problems with that one, but that is just part of the fun... Can't wait to start playing with this little toy ;D
Title: Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?
Post by: xchris on 2012.06.25, 10:55:20
I have a RPI

Interresting. I guess I will be able to order mine later this week. But they estimate 14 weeks for delivery :-\  However, I already ordered a CuBox (http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/cubox), which is a bit more powerful and will arrive here sooner. I'm aware that there are still a lot of software problems with that one, but that is just part of the fun... Can't wait to start playing with this little toy ;D

I ordered it on 1st of March, delivered end of May!
The CuBox is a nice alternative to RPi, 1GB of RAM is a plus as the RPi has 256MB, but on most distros only the 190MB are available on boot, as the RAM is shared with the GPU,

Title: CuBox (was Re: Raspberry Pi and eCS?)
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2012.06.26, 14:37:39
(http://archlinuxarm.org/sites/default/files/cubox-scaled_1.jpg)
It is amazing how small computers can be. I guess they were thinking inside the box. :) Thanks for the link.