[Wolves] Ladies and Gentlemen
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 11:44:44 UTC 2008
2008/10/23 Adam Sweet <adam at adamsweet.org>:
> Kevanf1 wrote:
>> Hmmm, digital set top box anybody? I am being serious. I have a
>> Philips box that died mid upgrade. A lot went this way and Philips
>> refused to do anything about them. I'm just wondering if anybody has
>> any links or ideas about it. I don't have the model number to hand
>> but will find it out later. I'd love to supplant the original OS with
>> one of the Linux embedded systems. If it were possible that is...
> No ideas myself, but your first points of call would be to find out what
> processor it uses and if that architecture is Linux supported, what
> internal storage there is and how you can get it on there. Perhaps
> better to find an existing project (or just a guy) which is working on
> it rather attempting to figure it all out from scratch unless your good
> with embedded development processes. Then again if it's already a brick
> then you've nothing to lose.
Cheers Adam, I'll get the screwdrivers out. Not actually sure what
memory/storage is in the box. I have a feeling it is a flashed chip
of some form. If it is it may well be outside of my capability to do
anything with :-( It'll be interesting to take a look though.
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