Mar 212017

Elesar Ltd has released a new version of its Linux micro SD card for the Titanium motherboard. The original Titanium build featured version 8.1 of Debian (Jessie), and the new release features version 8.7. The company says there have been  lots of technical changes since the previous release, but the two most obvious ones for customers will be that DHCP is enabled by default, and that there are now CD/DVD-ROM drivers built in by default – so there is no need to resort to arcane command lines to install them.

For those who feel capable of imaging their own micro SD card, full instructions can be found on GitHub, and the company also provides GoLinux [zip] as an additional resource for the Titanium motherboard – an application for RISC OS that reboots the computer into Linux. And for those who bought the earlier micro SD card and who have at least one support token remaining, the company will re-image the card – simply get in touch with them to arrange things.

 March 21, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Jul 202011

As sold by R-Comp, the ARMini comes shipped in much the same way any other computer running RISC OS has done – you connect it up, switch on, and moments later you are presented with the familiar RISC OS desktop. For many users, this is what they want – that’s why they’ve bought the ARMini, an out of the box solution, rather than the more DIY approach of a Beagleboard-xm and the necessary bits and pieces to get it up and running. That doesn’t mean users have to stick with just RISC OS, though – ARM Linux has been an alternative for some time for other RISC OS (and ARM based) computers, and R-Comp have themselves opted to put together a suitable Linux distribution (based on Lubuntu – a lightweight variant of Ubuntu) for the ARMini (and Beagleboard-xm).

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 July 20, 2011  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,