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Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?




Quoting Björn Persson (2019-04-28 23:58:15)
> So if this processor is actually not supported anymore (contrary to 
> the information that Jonas Smedegaard linked to), then it looks like I 
> should get started on replacing the hardware, rather than putting a 
> lot of work into temporary solutions. It's sad to have to throw away 
> working hardware, but that's the way it is in the whole industry. 
> Debian is at least better than many others in that regard.

Yes, if you want to continue use Debian then should indeed look for 
replacement: Geode CPUs is clearly on its way out (if it hasn't happened 
already - posibly by accident).

As others write, you obviously have the alternative of deviating from 
Debian - either by using packages provided by others or local 
recompilations of your own.  Beware that it quite likely involves not 
only kernel but also other packages.

Most but not all areas that Geode CPUs previously covered, nowadays is 
covered by ARM SoCs.  You may find this useful: 
https://wiki.debian.org/CheapServerBoxHardware


 - Jonas

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