TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Turnkey core on dreamplug - is this possible

Love Uppal's picture

Dear All

I'm very much happy with turnkey core on virtualbox and can do so many things out of it.

Now I want to move to dreamplug which has following configuration:

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Marvell® Sheeva™ Core Embedded CPU

  • @ 1.2 GHz
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Memory

Boot Device: 2MB SPI NOR Flash for uboot

Flash Memory: 2 GB on board micro-SD for kernel and root file system

SDRAM: 512MB 16bit DDR2 @800 MHz

Power 

 

  • Power input: 100-240VAC/50-60Hz 19W

  • DC Consumption: 5V/3.0A supports most demanding applications
  •  

  • High efficiency detachable AC-DC PSU gives mas flexibility
  •  
Development Interface
 
  •  

  • JTAG and console comes with UART
  •  RS-232, one mini-USB port and a
  • JTAG port debugging and programming
High speed I/O & Peripherals
 
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps

  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports (Host)

  • 1 x eSATA 2.0 port- 3Gbps SATAII

  • 1 x SD Socket for user expansion/application

  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g

  • Bluethooth: BT2.1 + EDR


Audio
48K/44.1 KHz Sampling Rate for Both Playback and Recording

16-bit ADC/DAC

Digital out: S/PDIF with fiber optics inteface

Analog out: Stereo headphone out

Mic in


 

Software

u-boot (in internal SPI NOR Flash)
Linux distribution: Ubuntu 

Source code available at www.plugcomputer.org

 

 

 

"

 

My question: is it possible to have turnkey core install on this device!

Jeremy's picture

Not AFAIK

I could be wrong but I think that the Marvell CPU is an ARM processor (not an x86) so I don't think it will work. You could try though and see how it goes. You may have to build your own Ubuntu and Debian both support the ARM architechture.

Love Uppal's picture

I thought that TKLC is based

I thought that TKLC is based on Ubuntu?


Jeremy's picture

Yes it is

But specifically on the x86 (32 bit) version. It is not currently available in any other architechture. I know the core devs have plans to support x64 on their agenda and I'm sure they'd like to support ARM too, but currently x86 is the only one available.

Love Uppal's picture

Thanks Jeremy I hope TKL

Thanks Jeremy

I hope TKL will have this feature on their to-do-list. If TKL can develop on sheeva/dreamplug/tornido plugs as an standalone appliance (low cost hardware and electricity consumption) , that will be perfect for various small organisations and developers.

I'm not a developer but enthusiast of Linux and I would be happy to help in any way possible.

L Uppal


Jeremy's picture

I'm sure they do have it on their todo list

But unfortunately they also have a todo list a mile long and only 2 core devs. Some time ago there was a discussion of perhaps creating hardware appliances on similar hardware that were actually TKL branded (to create an income stream for TKL to assist with costs and development - beyond the 10% premium on EC2). This would obviously also mean that they would need to build ARM architechture appliances.

AFAIK the core devs are working to upgrade their backend build infrastructure to make it easier to build/upgrade/appliances appliances. I'm fairly sure that that will make it easier for them to build for alternative architechtures (such as x64; ARM too hopefully).

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