Is it possible to run x86 binaries on Pinebook via QEMU user space emulation?
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I have run SpiderOak this way, which is about the only thing I've run into that was both closed-source and non-ARM, and it worked but was painfully slow because SpiderOak is just an intense app. Smaller tests using hugo (a golang static site generator) binaries were quite pleasing though.

It's been a bit since I did this but I didn't use an alternate root filesystem and instead used debian's multiarch support -- IIRC there's even package support that sets up binfmt_misc for you.

Check out https://wiki.debian.org/QemuUserEmulation

It has some outdated info now, I believe you can stop reading at "That's it." Oh, and when adding a new arch and pulling libraries for it, you need to use "i686" or "amd64" since this was written for someone who wants to run emulated armhf binaries.


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RE: Is it possible to run x86 binaries on Pinebook via QEMU user space emulation? - by meredith - 12-16-2018, 08:24 PM

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