I've just bought a mini pc (a T004 Auxtek) but I would like to run a Linux distro on it so I can use as mini server Linux. Do you know if exists an AllWinner A10s distro for this type of mini PC?

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YES -- from wikipedia:

The Allwinner A1X, known under Linux as sunxi, is a family of single-core SoC devices designed by Allwinner Technology from Zhuhai, China. Currently the family consists of the A10,1 A13,2 A10s3 and A12. The SoCs incorporate the ARM Cortex-A8 as their main processor and the Mali 400 as the GPU.

The Allwinner A1X is known for its ability to boot GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other ARM architecture-capable distributions from an SD card, in addition to the Android OS usually installed on the flash memory of the device.

It's currently not in the vanilla kernel's ARM ports, however. But following a link from the wikipedia page, I found a list of linux distributions apparently using a kernel compiled with the sunxi patches. GCC includes a number of arm7 options (ARMv7 being the processor family), which is what makes all this fundamentally possible, including the userspace.

There are various A10 devices advertised by the distributor as "Linux/GNU capable", some of which may even include a distribution. If so, those images may be available for free.

Beware that the "Cortex-A8" is still an ARMv7 style processor, like the "Cortex-A7", and not an ARMv8 style. The CPU in the A10 is a Cortex-A8.


No as I know, but you could try search in Archlinux ARM forum board: http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=33

There is possibility that very similar boards distribution might work, because you want to have mini server, if say some graphic accelerator or x server wont work that would be no problem.

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