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Grumpy Mike
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Using QEMU on the Pi.

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 pm

I have a package that is only available as a ready compiled X86 Linux version, with no access to the source code. Someone suggested that it might be possible to run this under QEMU. Has any one tried using QEMU on a Raspberry Pi using the latest image (downloaded just last week)?
Does it work or not?
I would like to gauge my likelihood of success before I sink a lot of time into it. Also my Linux system skills are not the best.

Thanks.

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Re: Using QEMU on the Pi.

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:35 pm

What x86 package are you trying to run?

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Re: Using QEMU on the Pi.

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 pm

It is called S2Bot from http://www.picaxe.com/Teaching/Other-So ... per-Apps/
It is designed to take channel Bluetooth BLE messages in and out of Scratch. So I don't know if I would need a x86 version of Scratch as well.

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Re: Using QEMU on the Pi.

Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:01 am

It's in the Raspbian distro, so there's a good chance that it will work. Curious about performance, but probably depends to some degree on whether you're comparing it with an old i386 or a something much more recent.

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