Debain/ubuntu anyone?

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  1. gltechguy

    gltechguy New Member

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    Hi all im new to the droid world and smart phones in general. I have been using linux for sometime now and LOVE it. I want to run it on my phone. is this possible with the droid 3 yet? what kernel would support loop device for this model? anyone have a tutorial/guide? Thanks for any help.
     
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    What you are revering to is whether or not ur phone supports loopback devices. Which would allow you to boot an ARM release of Ubuntu/Debian/Backtrack... I have been looking for the same thing for the bionic. No luck yet and my original attempt to install ubuntu resulted in a soft bricking of my bionic. I was able to get my OG DROID 1to boot Ubuntu no sweat.... google booting linux on android. DO NOT ATTEMPT to follow any tutorials that are not for your device! Good luck and let us know if you are successful!
     
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    Bummer. So its the hardware of the D3 not the Rom that allows or denies the loopback?
     
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    I also am curious about this topic. I remember booting ubuntu on my Droid 1 back in the day. It didn't run all that great, but a dual core phone overclocked by 20% might do a little better. So does a rom need to come out that will support this then? How does this work?

    DROID 3 - Steel Droid 3
     
  5. DaSnOoTeRKiNG

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    bt5

    dancedroid snap20120118_154904-picsay.jpg
     
  6. gltechguy

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    How? Teach master.....

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  7. DaSnOoTeRKiNG

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    Ok bud I'm working on uploading the file set, when I doI will also post a howto............ Just looking for the time unfortunately


    *****Cannot find a file host if you know of one let me know that is the only thing stopping me from sharing*******
     
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    i'm interested in this... and ^mediafire might be a good site.
     
  9. DaSnOoTeRKiNG

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    Unfortunately mediafire has a 200mb limit and my dropbox is full .... the image file is 3.6....
    gb there is a solution but it maybe frowned upon
     
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    Minus has a 10 gig cap I believe

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  11. DaSnOoTeRKiNG

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    err i already signed up for some ghey azz cx.com which had a 10gb file limit but doesnt allow folders to be uploaded even if zipped......but ill check it out
     
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    Is it backtrack or Ubuntu? Granted they are the same base. And how is possible with locked down bootloader and kernel. I know backtrack runs everything off a Usb stick. So im guessing the sdcard?
     
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