Any way to run 32-bit apps?
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Greetings.  This is my first post here.


I just received one of the latest batches of the Pinebook.  I expected that this laptop would not run Raspian, but did I make the bad assumption that there is no way to run 32-bit Linux applications on this computer?  I have searched the forum and didn't really find a satisfactory answer.

I wanted to make a review video and show VisualWorks Smalltalk and my own ARM version of Liberty BASIC running on the computer but I guess I am at least in the near term not able to do this unless there is some support for 32-bit either as a straight 32-bit Linux or as a way to install 32-bit support.

Maybe I'm in the minority but I think you will find it useful for Raspberry Pi users to be able to move smoothly to your platform by letting them bring their software with them.  :-)

Any suggestions welcome, and thanks.

-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC
http://www.libertybasic.com
http://libertybasiccom.proboards.com
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(07-09-2019, 11:50 AM)CarlGundel Wrote: Greetings.  This is my first post here.


I just received one of the latest batches of the Pinebook.  I expected that this laptop would not run Raspian, but did I make the bad assumption that there is no way to run 32-bit Linux applications on this computer?  I have searched the forum and didn't really find a satisfactory answer.

I wanted to make a review video and show VisualWorks Smalltalk and my own ARM version of Liberty BASIC running on the computer but I guess I am at least in the near term not able to do this unless there is some support for 32-bit either as a straight 32-bit Linux or as a way to install 32-bit support.

Maybe I'm in the minority but I think you will find it useful for Raspberry Pi users to be able to move smoothly to your platform by letting them bring their software with them.  :-)

Any suggestions welcome, and thanks.

-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC
http://www.libertybasic.com
http://libertybasiccom.proboards.com

You can do either option: run either 32bit Linux, or install support for 32bit ARM executables.

My suggestion would be the latter. On Debian or Ubuntu based systems, I believe it should be as simple as running 
Code:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf

Alternatively, you could find some of the old "armhf" OS images for the Pinebook, but again I do not recommend that.
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Quote:You can do either option: run either 32bit Linux, or install support for 32bit ARM executables.

My suggestion would be the latter. On Debian or Ubuntu based systems, I believe it should be as simple as running 
Code:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf

Alternatively, you could find some of the old "armhf" OS images for the Pinebook, but again I do not recommend that.

Thanks for your response.  The OS that comes with the new Pinebook is a version of Ubuntu then?

Should  
Code:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf
work fine with the OS that comes with the laptop?  :-)

-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC
http://www.libertybasic.com
http://libertybasiccom.proboards.com
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