linux or windows on ds?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by thespawn076, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. thespawn076

    thespawn076 Newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    he peeps i have a question maybe somebody know more about it or has a page where i can find everthing about it. im looking for linux or windows on my r4 ds i have a linux version but i dont know how to come further then the login i hope there is a nds file so that i get a graphic windows or linux version because moonshell is damn boring and you can't do much with moonshell.

  2. Infinitus

    Infinitus GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 20, 2007
    United States
    Windows on DS! Ha ha!


    The user login for DSLinux is in the DSLinux wiki, and it's only console based right now. You can't really do that much either..
  3. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
    Get DS Organize then
  4. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

    Feb 23, 2006
    didn't they recently port over nanoX to ds linux?

    ds linux is not very useful unless you are willing to learn linux commands. Its great for ssh [​IMG]

    I agree with kellyan95 get dsorganize
  5. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Windows on DS? No.
    Will there ever be? Highly doubt someone would develop something like that for it.

    Yes, to confirm, there is DS Linux. I've never used it, I couldn't tell you my experience with it.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I am sorry for the lack of links in my post but I have posted most of this in the news section or you can find it at gbadev: , the huge list at DCEmu and dev-fr:,7.0.html (it is French language but should be easy enough to navigate).

    The thing I have noticed about DS homebrew is that while general stuff does exist it is often far better to get specialist apps to do the job (there are web browsers but I would sooner use a standalone email client or the google earth port rather than trying to get them up and running)

    For file system based stuff (copy, move, paste, rename...) I suggest DSOrganise. On rare occasions it can corrupt the file system so I suggest the linux FAT repair port (I do not think I posted this here but it was at GBAdev not so long ago)

    You have an R4 which I seem to recall has autopatching but there is a standalone DLDI patcher as well.

    A few apps of late have also gained file swapping and other similar stuff (it is as close to windows as you will get unless someone ports dosbox and gets one of the 3.X line somehow running). Dev-fr and GBAdev are where you will need to go.

    As for music and video moonshell is probably the easiest way although DSOrganise and LMG-ng have music capabilities and there was a streaming client or two as well. Video wise there is only birslip's very old video app and Infantile Paralyser's DSM player (quality and filesize are increased quite a bit using it)

    Text, there are several (about 15 I can think of off the top of my head). They have various options (book style, searching, varying fonts and I think there was an RTF format as well.....) so I suggest a trawl of a site to drag some up.

    Likewise there is Comic book DS which can enable you to convert and read PDF and comics.
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I'm amazed to see C64 BASIC on it!

    Screw Windows, I want Kickstart!