Thanks Fedex, just got my shiny Odroid-U3 delivered from Korea 😀 For those who don’t know, it’s a small developer board like the RaspberryPI (leave now if you don’t even know the RaspberryPI! ;-)) with an ARM CPU. Actually 4x 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 2GByte RAM, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 3x USB2.0 Ports and a Micro-HDMI Connector. Enough Marketing.. Let the fun begin!
The Odroid U3 comes pre-installed with an Ubuntu/Xubuntu, but that didn’t last very long. I’ve decided to put an Archlinux on it, and lucklily some guys decided to port Archlinux to the ARM-Architecture, which includes a special build for the Odroid-U3. Flashed it, booted it, and voila!
Running it, revealed two issues; first I was unable to get the X-Server running, meaning that I didn’t get any errormessage when it started, just a black-screen and nothing more. Second, there was no kernel-module for ecryptfs, to encrypt a homedir for example.