Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax – The Legal Battle

Recently, a battle has been waging in India over the rights to distribute the commercial … more

Lean Mean Battery Power Saving App Review

We talk a lot about battery topics here at XDA TV. We talk about everything from Power Banks to USB … more

Android 5.1 Possibly Coming February 2015

Google released Android 5.0 just over a month ago, and since then Lollipop has been trying to … more

Double Tap to Wake on the Nexus 6 Without Root

A few weeks ago, we featured an app which allowed the Nexus 6 to regain the double tap to wake … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

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

OP JeramyEggs

13th February 2013, 03:27 AM   |  #1  
JeramyEggs's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Charleston Il
Thanks Meter: 414
 
1,089 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
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.

Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
Last edited by JeramyEggs; 13th February 2013 at 04:03 AM.
13th February 2013, 06:10 AM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 70
 
212 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2012
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.

Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2
The Following User Says Thank You to WyoSi For This Useful Post: [ View ]
13th February 2013, 07:16 PM   |  #3  
hopesrequiem's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,052
 
2,758 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2011
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

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
13th February 2013, 08:05 PM   |  #4  
shill1986's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag North Port, Florida
Thanks Meter: 66
 
312 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
Donate to Me
More
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?

Sent from my SCH-I605 using xda app-developers app
13th February 2013, 08:13 PM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 70
 
212 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2012
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.

Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2
13th February 2013, 11:40 PM   |  #6  
JeramyEggs's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Charleston Il
Thanks Meter: 414
 
1,089 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
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.

Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes