Well, it took rebuilding my HTPC, countless forum post readings and finally just trying something to figure out installing Android on the board was quite easy. I don’t have any pictures or anything, just search Google for a video of the IGEPv2 booting. Mine doesn’t look much different. I’ll have to say it isn’t worth much right now since the current kernel doesn’t have wifi enabled – my next project after Step 2 CS next Monday.
The process of installing it was quite simple. I just used Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit by following the instructions on the Andoid dev page for compiling on a 64-bit machine. Once that was all setup, I went to Project Rowboat, downloaded donut and compiled it. Used the same tool-chain from the Rowboat project to compile the kernel for it and prepared the card as suggested on the Ubuntu Wiki page at http://wiki.myigep.com/. Inserted the MicroSD card and waited for about 5-10 seconds before the Android logo appeared it booted. Very simple, yet very obtuse finding the instructions.
Along those lines, I also built and installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it. The performance was a bit sluggish compared to android which just flew. I’ll have to play around to figure out what OS I’ll end up with but given I want it in the car and I’m ultra familiar with Java, I’m leaning to Android. When I get a chance I’ll post pictures.