I have posted previously about my efforts but havn't done anything on it of late.
The Android-X86 base is the best starting point that I found.
Issues I encountered were as follows;
* Booting from USB - solved using the ISO image and the Unetbootin software to write the ISO to USB. Early versions of the kernel also didn't seem to like the USB drive and wouldn't give it a /dev entry. This seems to be OK in more recent ones.
* Installing to disk - think I solved this by recompiling the kernel with certain options enabled. Will have to check what they were if anyone is interested.
* Touch Screen - solved by recompiling a slightly modified version of the penmount kernel serial driver into the kernel and also including the inputattach utility to assign the driver to a /dev/input/event
* Network - have tried to get both the airnet card and another PCMCIA card that I have to work with no luck. Also could not get a wired PCMCIA ethernet card to work. Only time I could get this thing networked was using my phone (android) attached via USB. This has been the main thing that has prevented me spending much more time on this.
* Sound - Doesn't seem to work but have not spent any effort in tring to solve
* Four front Buttons - have some ideas to get these working, they seem to generate ACPI events so should be possible
When it is working it looks good, performance is usable but not fantastic and it did seem to get stuck a few times where it was unresponsive for a short period.
If someone wants to spend some time on this I will try and help where I can. The dev environment is not hard to setup (although requires a lengthy download).
Might move the dev stuff to my laptop as the machine I had it on was taking ages to build after each change which was making testing news kernel settings quite painful.
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