I wanted to build my own linux dev board. To learn more about PCB design, design rules and how the process works from power to login screen in linux.

I saw that the STM32 chip has free linux IDE for its STM32 MCU's

So the question comes up can and may I?

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    \$\begingroup\$ You don't need permission, if that's what you're asking. \$\endgroup\$ – pjc50 Jun 10 '18 at 1:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's right. I thought maybe there are licences or something. \$\endgroup\$ – Edris Keyam Jun 10 '18 at 20:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ look here hackaday.io/project/25678-dil-dev-kits \$\endgroup\$ – vlk Jun 18 '18 at 9:51

STM32 parts are microcontrollers, not CPUs. They cannot run a full Linux operating system. (Some of them may be able to run uClinux, but this is a much more limited operating system, and cannot run the sort of Linux applications you're probably imagining.)

The presence of a Linux IDE for a system does not mean that the system can run Linux. It simply means that it's possible to develop for the system using a Linux host.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Oke Oke aright. Thanks alot! Do you know which cpu is opensource for full ide linux? I just want to make a dev board and install linux with opensource. I just don't know what or how. \$\endgroup\$ – Edris Keyam Jun 10 '18 at 20:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah, now there's a problem: running Linux on the board basically requires larger systems like e.g. Freescale iMX53, which require expensive, complicated boards that aren't beginner-friendly. \$\endgroup\$ – pjc50 Jun 10 '18 at 20:41

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