Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

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Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by frdyf » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:28 am

Hi,

I recently just bought an odroid XU4 board and I need to run a software on it. It has an Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 version but I am wondering if that is compatible with the XU4 board. From what I am aware of, the board runs on 32-bit ARM.

Alternatively, I could download the Windows version of the software but Exagear has been discontinued.

Thus, I would like to ask for advice on these 2 things:

1. Can I use the software version of Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 on Odorid XU4?
2. Are there any alternative softwares similar to Exagear that we can use to run Windows apps(non-games) on Odroid XU4?

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by memeka » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:41 am

1. no you need armhf version not arm64
2. wine
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by frdyf » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm

Hi Memeka,

Thank you so much for your reply!

I see. The software that I want to install has Ubuntu 16.04 armhf option but the XU4 I am using runs on Ubuntu 18.04. Is that compatible?

And yes I will check on wine too!

Thanks again!

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by meveric » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:01 pm

memeka wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:41 am
2. wine
Wine does not work.
Wine is an API re-implementation Wine Is Not an Emulator!
It does not make your armhf Linux in a x86 Windows system.
armhf WINE, only runs ARMHF Windows code!

Since ExaGear has been discontinued, you might want to take a look into the box86 project from @ptitSeb it can already run may x86 Linux applications and games on armhf.
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Unread post by frdyf » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi Meveric

Ahh I see. Thank you so much for pointing that out, really appreciate that. I will try the box86 as suggested. I take it that this will allow python codes to run on Windows when using box86?

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Unread post by Verroso » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:02 pm

I'd love to hear if the box86 works out, frdyf. What version are you going to use?

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by meveric » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:03 pm

frdyf wrote:
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I take it that this will allow python codes to run on Windows when using box86?
Box86 has nothing to do with python or Windows.
Python exists for Windows and can run natively on Windows.
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 compatibility enquiry on XU4

Unread post by mad_ady » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Try to see if your code can run directly with python on linux (first on x86 pc) and then try with python on armhf. It may work directly if it was written in a portable way.
What are you trying to run, anyway?

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