FreeBSD on Motorola Droid RAZR i ... Intel Atom ... workable ?

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Tue Feb 12 22:15:27 UTC 2013

On 2/12/2013 11:31 AM, Mm Bsd wrote:
> The Motorola Droid RAZR i (a variant
> of the RAZR m) has an intel atom z2460 processor in it.
> Unless I am mistaken, this is an amd64 compatible chip that
> mainline FreeBSD could run on, yes ?
> Without getting into the specifics of loading the system
> (and using a touchscreen as input), would plain old amd64
> FreeBSD run on this device ?
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You would need a bootloader, since I doubt it uses UEFI an I'm not sure. 
  None of the drivers are probably supported, so you'll probably need to 
write device drivers, everything from graphics to storage.  By the time 
you're done and have something workable, it will be so out of date it 
will be a relic.  Linux already supports a lot, and for embedded, 
because of Android, the chipset makers have to have working linux 
drivers to sell chips.  Including getting the datasheets, it's outside 
the scope of an independent developer.  Now if you're Google and you 
want to get rid of every vestige of GPL out of Android, it'll be ready 
to ship by the end of the year, on ARM and amd64.

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