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Re: Qemu for Pi-Top

From: Supratim Sanyal
Subject: Re: Qemu for Pi-Top
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:23:54 -0400

I will for shipping to get it if it’s going to the bin.

A cheap arm board will not run an emulator for another processor at any useful level.

You can do something like putting Lakka or Recalbox images on it and play the classics. I like Lakka because kids with PS3 immediately take to it.


Supratim Sanyal, W1XMT
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On Apr 28, 2020, at 8:27 AM, jm Greeves <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi there,

I write you asking for your detailed help as our IT ability is exceptionally limited.

Two years ago, I bought a Pi-Top for my young son. Unfortunately, over that time period we have failed 100% to make any projects work and indeed we have become frustrated to dire desperation through trying. We are complete novices and it would seem that we need tonnes of prior knowledge of Linux systems and coding. Its all gibberish to us.

Therefore, Pi recommended Qemu to us. And I thought, great, now we can progress in a windows emulated environment. Unfortunately, when we navigate the Qemy blogs, etc., we find ourselves yet again knee-deep in jargon and the need for pre-knowledge. Even sites that give step-by-step guides, don't specify whether code is to be entered in the Terminal window, the DOS window or elsewhere. And even then, we just get "command does not exist".

All we want to do is:
1) Download Qemu (to emulate Windows and DOS on a Raspberian OS)
2) Install it on the pi-top (to run as an app, rather than replace the Raspberian OS)
3) Use it.

This sounds simple, but quite frankly we just don't understand how to do this! Our need is because of our absolute innocence, yet to get it requires higher order skills just to instal it.

Could you please help, with simple clear instructions that comprehensively assume pure stupidity. We need such 'stupid' instructions because nothing we have done has worked so far over 2 years and our Pi-Top has become an overpriced paperweight.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated, as we would like to try your Qemu software before putting the Pi-Top in the bin.

Thank you,


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