quick droid/computer question

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I know how to install wallpapers on my SD card and whatnot. I was just wondering if you guys know where the wallpapers are stored on the phone? I want to put 3 more wallpapers in that folder.

Basically what I am saying is, when I connect to my computer, what is the file path to get to the wallpapers folder stored in the droid and not on the sd card? Or you can say, how do I access my droid and not my SD card for any file, not just wallpapers...Thanks!
 

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Windows can't mount or read the linux partitions of your phone. You can either:
1. Add the function into windows (google search for windows ext filesystem view)
2. Use the adb shell through the Android SDK
3. Download a filemanager for your phone and copy them to your sd card.

I suggest Androzip and number 3.
 

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Yep. You wont be able to use quickmount, but if you look through the device you should be able to mount any or all of the partitions on the phone. Without looking I would guess look for ext partitions named /system/ and-or /data/.
 

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Yep. You wont be able to use quickmount, but if you look through the device you should be able to mount any or all of the partitions on the phone. Without looking I would guess look for ext partitions named /system/ and-or /data/.

That's what's up! Guess it would be cool to have Linux for that if nothing else lol!
 

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Yep. You wont be able to use quickmount, but if you look through the device you should be able to mount any or all of the partitions on the phone. Without looking I would guess look for ext partitions named /system/ and-or /data/.

That's what's up! Guess it would be cool to have Linux for that if nothing else lol!

Sorry for the double post. I got a gateway timeout when I posted.
 
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That's what's up! Guess it would be cool to have Linux for that if nothing else lol!

Google for a windows app called Wubi. It installs Ubuntu 9.10 as a windows program, and can be removed from the win control panel. Great introduction to Linux for Windows users. I use it to plop Linux on my netbook for a quick fix with no danger of hosing the Windows install on it. Would be a monster PITA for me to have to reload everything. Works very well....I'm using it now lol.
 

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Google for a windows app called Wubi. It installs Ubuntu 9.10 as a windows program, and can be removed from the win control panel. Great introduction to Linux for Windows users. I use it to plop Linux on my netbook for a quick fix with no danger of hosing the Windows install on it. Would be a monster PITA for me to have to reload everything. Works very well....I'm using it now lol.

I may do that! Actually I really should. I start college in Jan. for a major in Comp. Sci. and am interested in maybe developing some Android apps. so I should start learning as much as posible about Linux. :cool:
 

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Then i would seriously recommend you try it. Ubuntu installed that way is a pretty safe way to check out Linux. When you have a handle on it, grab an old POS pc from craigslist and Google Linux From Scratch :) You're forced to learn while building a 100% custom Linux system.
 

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Then i would seriously recommend you try it. Ubuntu installed that way is a pretty safe way to check out Linux. When you have a handle on it, grab an old POS pc from craigslist and Google Linux From Scratch :) You're forced to learn while building a 100% custom Linux system.

That sounds like a darn good idea to me! My fiance is gonna be pissed when I bring some crappy Gateway home! lol! :D
 

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Or if your window desktop has enough CPU and ram (dual core with 4gbs of ram) get Sun's virtual box and create a Virtual Machine of linux ;) safe and MUCH cheaper... thanks for the tips gbhil.

How do you like Ubuntu 9.10 so far? I heard it's still cutting it's teeth and getting over some issues.
 

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It's Ubuntu. Seems just as bug riddled and limited as any other version of Ubu I've tried before. Of course, the ease of use factor will limit the os, I'm not knocking the distro or the devs in any way.

I will say it set up and found some odd hardware very well. Very little tweaking was needed out of the box. I wouldn't replace Slackware with it, but I do have to recommend it to anyone looking to try out linux for the first time.
 

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