Does anyone have knowledge that would help me put an operating system on my gameboy advanced sp or anyother handheld? Its gotta be possible right?
21st December 2003
What type of operating system are you looking at putting on it?
I will probably put any Linux distro that will work. But if there was a possibilty of xp I'd go with that.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
It wouldn't have enough power to run Windows. Maybe, maybe you can get linux running on it.
even if I got Linux running on tha gameboy wouldn't it be strictly Text based? I want to see a desktop with emulators, mp3 players and all on tha gameboy. and how would I even begin to get any kind of linux on it?
Dark System LordResiding In Insanity
10th November 2004
To be honest I don't think the Gameboy would be powerful enough to do what your wanting to do.
I have considered this but it must be possible to install a linux disto to a flash cart and then have tha booter written to tha sp directly
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
Have you got any idea how crap the hardware in Game Boys is? For the advance we're talking about a machine with a 16MHz processor and 256KB of RAM. It is technically possible (if you bothered to Google 'Game Boy Linux' you'd know that) but not at the level you're talking about.
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
It can be done with the DS, sort of. You can buy the slot flash cards that go directly into the DS that have a very basic OS on them, you can do things like play mp3's and some other basic stuff, but its all text based. The DS only has a 67Mhz processor, with a second 33Mhz processor and 4MB ram, so your still not going to get much out of it. That about all those systems can do is very basic text based stuff.
If you ain't Cav, you ain't...
5th October 2007
MasterC4rd;4172832even if I got Linux running on tha gameboy wouldn't it be strictly Text based? I want to see a desktop with emulators, mp3 players and all on tha gameboy. and how would I even begin to get any kind of linux on it?
And how, prey tell, do you plan on doing all that with a device that has about as much RAM as an Apple II, if that?