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Ubuntu on Moto Droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by pnhst, Jul 8, 2010.

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    Today I saw a walkthrough on how to install Ubuntu on a N1 and wanted to know if anyone has tried this on the Droid? I have very little doubt that it wont work exactly the same but I wanted to know if anyone has tried. If so what works?

    Data access? (on the video I saw apt-get working but that was in bash)
    Multi-Codec Playback (ex vlc player installed?)
    any other awesome stuff?

    I think ill give it a shot tomorrow and see what I come up with but I wanted to ask around to see if it is worth it.

    To those that havent heard of this it installs over your android install so you dont lose regular phone function and for some reason you vnc to a localhost.... Seems pretty harmless
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    Ubuntu and Android are both Linux so I imagine you can get it installed but I'd guess the biggest issue would be space. With some of the newer phones coming out with more space are phones will definitely be more like portable tiny computers. You could be literally walking around with a webserver in your pocket:)

    Anyways, that's what backups are for. If you give it a try, let us know how you make out!
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    Seemed to be working great on the Nexus. Can't wait to hear if it works on the Droid too!
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    Can we run Android on a home computer? Without virtualization? Probably been asked but I was reading this and it popped into my head so.... That could bring life back into an old old PC. Fine for the kids, GREAT for my wife!
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    Do it i just watched that vid.. looks great!
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    After some *heavy* modifications, I still am getting errors, but as soon as I can work them out I'll post my modifications, and even if I can't work them out I might post my stuff tomorrow.
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