Installing Trisquel 8 Mini on tablet

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Piriponzolo
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Hi to everyone!
Is it possible to install on tablet Trisquel 8 Mini with GNURootDebian or similar? Thank you in advance for your attention.

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> Is it possible to install on tablet Trisquel 8 Mini with GNURootDebian
> or similar?

What is the architecture of the device? If it is x86 then it might be
possible, but I'm don't really know. If it is ARM, then it cannot run
Trisquel 8, but may be able to run Trisquel 9 once it is released.

nadebula.1984
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At least 2 conditions must be met. One is CPU architecture. The tablet must have an x86_64 processor in order to run Trisquel 8. The other requirement is that the tablet's firmware (UEFI) must allow users to disable Secure Boot.

For arm(64) platform, the situations are even worse. Almost all smart phones and tablets have boot loader locked down (something like Secure Boot). It's increasingly hard to unlock the boot loader (something like disabling Secure Boot on x86 computers), and some manufacturers don't allow unlocking boot loader at all (e.g. Apple and Huawei). Even if you had successfully unlocked the device, you'd find it unusable without lots of proprietary firmware (modem, WiFi, bluetooth, and even display all require non-free firmware to work).