Arm (or armel) Linux For Balloon

You can run anything you like on your Balloon. It doesn't have to be Linux, but so far that's what everyone has used, except one project that essentially ran using just the bootloader.

There are various distributions used by various people for various purposes. Here we bring together the options.

Things are made more complicated by the 2006/7 incompatible change in the arm ABI.(Called oldABI and EABI respectively below)


The Balloon team maintains a 'distro' for the balloon. This actually includes several rootfses and corresponding kernels, bootloaders etc. The current release is test-v0.3. This includes

Other systems produced so far are:


On Balloon2 there are:

Balloonboard: BalloonArmLinux (last edited 2009-05-08 09:09:46 by JRayner)