The machine has its embedded OS, it allows watching movies from a usb stick. It has two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one power source and two cylindrical serial ports.
Since it has two USB ports, it is possible for me to connect a keyboard and a mouse although these ports are originally intended for USB sticks.
Now I wonder whether it is possible to run Linux on the machine. Its name is WD TV Live. Is there a way in which I can boot custom Linux on this machine?
And finally, how do I decide/know whether a hardware is capable of running a Linux distro?