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(Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?

13th February 2013, 02:27 AM |#1  
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Like the title says, has anyone tried out dual booting, and linux on this bad boy? I will be getting this in a couple of weeks, and wanted to know these two questions. Thanks

Edit: Just to clarify, dual booting two android roms, and linux by the way of linux installer on the playstore.

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13th February 2013, 05:10 AM |#2  
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Re: (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?
There isn't yet a multi slot bootloader, but it is being worked on.

I'm running Linux using the Linux installer from xda, also on the Play store. Works great with all of the current Linux distros on the app.

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13th February 2013, 06:16 PM |#3  
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Re: (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?
I set up Linux a week ago just for fun. Deleted it cause I have no clue what to do with Linux, but it ran quite nicely

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13th February 2013, 07:05 PM |#4  
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Re: (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?
I knew you could do it, I didn't know it was so streamlined. When booted in Linux, is there network support? I can get online and whatnot?

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13th February 2013, 07:13 PM |#5  
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Re: (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?
Yes, it has networking support
Backtrac won't let you do a lot of the security things is meant for, but that's am issue with the hardware not supporting the necessary modes not the software being incompletely ported.

But Ubuntu runs flawlessly for me. Nice to have GIMP and such on my phone when I need it; which is rare but still nice to have.

You do realize that Linux runs as an "app" so you don't reboot into Linux, you launch it from a widget or from you all drawer.

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13th February 2013, 10:40 PM |#6  
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Re: (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?
Thanks for answering guys, can't wait to get this phone, only a couple more weeks.

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