[clug] Alpha 400 netbook - InstallFest

Amitay Isaacs amitay at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 06:36:21 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Alex Satrapa wrote:
>> I don't know if I've posted this already, but at InstallFest there was a
>> gentleman with a Linux-based netbook, the "Alpha 400".
>> Here is an article about rooting it to take over administration of the
>> device: http://projects.kwaak.net/twiki/bin/view/Epc700/CGAlpha400Rooting
>> Not sure how recent that is.
>> Hope this helps whoever it was that brought that netbook to the meeting!
>> Alex
> Can't remember the guy who brought along this nifty little ARM-based
> Linux palmtop (a PhD student from ADFA, from memory), but I was the one
> who attacked it with a screw-driver - very interesting on the inside
> (someone took photos - are they available for public viewing?).
> Anyway, this is a _very_ neat little hack to get a (root) command line
> up! I am impressed!
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

Thanks a lot Alex. That's a pretty good trick. Will try it out once I reach
Also, will post the photoes of the motherboard.


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