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    I have a few ideas. First and main one is finding a way to flash ANY linux OS to an android phone. I want a specific one but that's a later discussion. Soooo...ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain1993 View Post
    I have a few ideas. First and main one is finding a way to flash ANY linux OS to an android phone. I want a specific one but that's a later discussion. Soooo...ya.

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    Are you thinking along the lines of Ubuntu Android?
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    No, more of fedora or another version I have saved on my computer as an iso file. Is there a way to make it compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain1993 View Post
    No, more of fedora or another version I have saved on my computer as an iso file. Is there a way to make it compatible?

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    It is compatible enough to boot, you just have to find a distro that supports ARM v6, and I think Fedora does... But I don't know how you would get things like messaging and calls to work or turn it into a rom that you can flash because fedora isn't built for a phone, you would have to have a version of fedora like Ubuntu Android where it runs on android, but besides that it is possible to but you would have to know how to rebuild fedora into a rom
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    Well if someone could help me find a way to make it work. Ubuntu, Linux, fedora, backtrack, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain1993 View Post
    Well if someone could help me find a way to make it work. Ubuntu, Linux, fedora, backtrack, etc...

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    What's the point tbh? You can run Linux on an Optimus, it would just be really slow, and besides, you couldn't make calls or send sms/mms.
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    Sure you can check out galoulas Linux installer

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    Its not really slow at all(its not superfast)and there's no graphics acceleration only play games like nethack. And you can still use your phone
    It pretty neat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain1993 View Post
    Well if someone could help me find a way to make it work. Ubuntu, Linux, fedora, backtrack, etc...

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    The only way that I would think you could get it compatible is if you said something to the developers of Fedora, BackTrack, etc because something like what your thinking would require a completely rebuilt OS version of the Linux distro, and the devs here would most likely not know how to do something like that... But if you just want to run it on your phone and use it on top of android then use the Linux Installer on the android market or I believe there was a thread about it, but I cant seem to find it, so you could search through the treads and that could help too
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    I actually just wanted backtrack for...liesure activities. It sounded like a good idea

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    Your best bet would be to use the Linux Installer applications to install the distros. Android is already a Linux based OS, but to boot an actual version of linux instead of an Android ROM you'd need to change alot. You'd have to have a custom bootloader, have patches to the system so it will mount the proper partitions during boot, and you'd need the drivers for the phone's screen, etc. The only problem with drivers are that you wouldn't be able to use the Android ones since their linked with bionic instead of glibc (afaik). Without the right graphics drivers, X11 won't start and without X11, Gnome/KDE won't start either. You'd probably get XFCE (If you even make it far enough to get X11 working) or at best, Blackbox or Openbox.
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    dude you are asking for the impossible once again. im going to go start a thread titled "can i install a 5inch lcd panel into my optimus?"
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    On debian squeeze running on my optimus s IV managed to get a Nintendo DS emulator to run!! .....a whopping 1-2 fps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod_munch View Post
    dude you are asking for the impossible once again. im going to go start a thread titled "can i install a 5inch lcd panel into my optimus?"
    Not impossible just a little limited but still very cool

    Check it out



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    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    Not impossible just a little limited but still very cool

    Check it out



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    No, the OP was asking the same thing you did a few months ago, asking to replace android with a full Linux system (which IS impossible and unneeded)

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