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if i have a harddrive connected to a gameboy advance card, can i plug it into my DS and boot linux from said HDD? Answered

i found an 'ibl to hook up a CD player to a gameboy by wiring the IDE cable to the card pins. I was wondering if i can do the same with a GBA card and boot linux on my nintendo DS from the HDD?


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11 years ago

Well, a quick search of Google turned up a project called DSLinux which aims to port Linux to a Nintendo DS (as you've probably guessed form the name). A DS might be able to read data from a hard drive, a CD drive decodes the audio itself without any outside drivers, a hard drive is different as it might need drivers to be read by the DS. The best way to find out would be to try it I'd say, just be careful to not damage the drive. It'd be pretty cool to run Linux on a DS, let me know how this one turns out.