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Moblin on AMD Desktop?

Link to this post 24 Sep 09

I know it's made for netbooks and MID's, but I'd like to test her out on my desktop on a separate partition if it's possible. Anyone know if it's possible?

Also, I have an AMD processor. There is mention of it being for Intel procs. Does this create a problem?

Link to this post 24 Sep 09

http://moblin.org/

Intel Atom based netbooks.

Link to this post 25 Sep 09

That's too bad. It looks absolutely awesome! Wish there were a desktop version.

Link to this post 25 Sep 09

This is very interesting, Moblin 2.0 was released today, and the line from this page:
http://moblin.org/documentation/test-drive-moblin/using-moblin-live-image
Requirements
* Any netbook or PC with an Intel graphics chipset, this includes most netbooks.
Leads me to believe that it might work on an all Intel PC. My Dell Studio 17 is all Intel, I'm going to download the .img file and burn it to a usb stick and see what happens. Won't get to it tonight though, maybe tomorrow. Hmmm....very curious.

Link to this post 29 Sep 09

Stabgotham wrote:

I know it's made for netbooks and MID's, but I'd like to test her out on my desktop on a separate partition if it's possible. Anyone know if it's possible?

Also, I have an AMD processor. There is mention of it being for Intel procs. Does this create a problem?

Virtualbox might let you do it in a virtual environment. I can't be sure if it can successfully emulate Atom processors though.

As far as moblin goes; it's easy. Moblin is both a distribution and a platform. The Moblin distribution available at moblin.org is based on Fedora (I think) But the moblin software is also available in distributions like fedora, ubuntu and mandriva.
So you could install fedora, ubuntu or mandriva, use the distribution's moblin packages and get the moblin experience on your machine without using the moblin images from moblin.org.
The moblin images from moblin.org are intended to be a platform to showcase moblin and for OEMs to use to generate their own custom moblin images to pre-install on machines they manufacture.

So using the moblin ui with your amd may be possible in theory if you install the moblin packages for your distribution.

Link to this post 30 Sep 09

There are moblin packages listed during the install of Fedora 12. The img file from moblin.org is only for Atom processors though. The PC mentioned in my last post (after further reading) points to the eee desktop that's available. The next experiment is to do a fedora 12 install using the moblin option, and see if it works with other processors.

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