[Arm-netbook] Hacking the Mele A1000 - ultra beginner guide

Tom Cubie mr.hipboi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 00:38:34 GMT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM, <julien at forgeat.name> wrote:

> Hi All!
> I am starting this thread because I have just purchased a Mele A1000 and
> would like to install GNU/Linux distributions on it but need some help.
> My main sources of support for now are
>  - http://rhombus-tech.net/**allwinner_a10/hacking_the_**mele_a1000/<http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/hacking_the_mele_a1000/>
>  - Tom whom I do not wish to flood with email, especially when I feel this
> could be useful for others
> I am very inexperienced in hacking ARM devices but the Mele looks
> reasonably easy so I would like to do it with some help and in return,
> write an *ultra beginner guide* for it.
> So let's see if this will fly, I am blocked at the very beginning: an UART
> to serial, or as I understand, UART to serial to USB cable is required, is
> this what I should purchase?
>  - http://detail.tmall.com/item.**htm?id=13235232319&prt=**
> 1332338469175&prc=1<http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=13235232319&prt=1332338469175&prc=1>

I think this one should be ok. If you need i can send you a ttl to usb
cable, could you send me your
address, so i can send you the cable?

> Same question to connect the internal USB to external computer, except
> that for this one, I do not even have a link as I have no idea how it is
> called.

Connecting the internal usb is optional, if you want to use adb over usb,
you can use adb over network instead.

> Last, if anyone is willing to play or see the box in Beijing, please
> contact me
> Cheers,
> Julien

Keep simple, stay foolish.
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