Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2012 22:13 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux "It is common to see newbies asking in microcontroller forums if they can run Linux on their puny little 8-bit micro. The results are usually laughter. It is also common to see, in Linux forums, asked what the minimum specs for Linux are. The common answer is that it requires a 32-bit architecture and an MMU and at least a megabyte of ram to fit the kernel. This project aims to (and succeeds in) shatter(ing) these notions. The board you see on the right is based on an ATmega1284p. I've made one with an ATmega644a as well, with equal success. This board features no other processor and boots Linux 2.6.34. In fact, it can even bring up a full Ubuntu stack, including (if you have the time) X and gnome."
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RE[2]: AtMega MMU
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 1st Apr 2012 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE: AtMega MMU"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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It should be noted that he didn't just run an emulator on some hilariously underpowered processor, he wrote an emulator on some hilariously underpowered processor. That makes it impressive.

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