1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 18, 2014 12:35 PM by DiegoV_Intel

    Galileo supported Linux distros and mini-pcie support


      Hi, my name is Luis Cavazos

      First of all I would like to apologize if this comment was not placed in the correct catergory but I wasn't sure where it fits.

      I been looking at several of the characteristics of Galileo and I'm thinking it could be really usefull for several expermiments we are currently working on.

      However I have several questions, and I would appreciate if someone that has done something similar could answer or give advice.

      1.- Has anyone installed a full working Linux distro into the Galileo? At this point we are not really interested in using it as an arduino platform but rather as a linux embedded system. Has anyone installed succesfully an, ubuntu, xubuntu or equivalent distro? What is the experience compared to (Beagleboard, Rasperry Pi, Odroid or any board that might serve as reference point (Im consciuous these are ARM based boards)).

      2.- Has anybody used a mini-pcie card that is not a wifi card or any of the tested cards on the included distro? We are interested in using a minipcie-sata adaptor (example Mini PCIe to SATA Controller Card - 2 Port | with Built-in RAID Support | StarTech.com Canada) This card has Linux drivers.  Am I correct thinking that installing a full Linux distro and loading the supplied linux modules should enable using this kind of cards on Galileo? Has anybody done something similar (using not officially supported minipcie adaptors)?

      3.- Is it possible to request some boards as part of the Univeristy support program for research? What I mean is not targeting an undergraudate class, but to use on some graduate research projects (of course we would only require a couple boards)?