Originally Posted by lkrasner
Nice! Glad to see you are getting into this. Get the 32 bit ubuntu for compatibility reasons. Give it a hard drive partition of 20 GB or so if you have enough room. I give 2 GB for swap space. you can do less if you have a ton of ram, or more if you only have a gig or something. linux is essential for rom building. do a search for rom kitchen and also apktool they are both essential to building roms. there is a post in the A2 dev section with a few other things and links to those if you want to check it out. From there open up your favorite custom rom with rom kitchen and build off of that if you want to make your life easier. Make sure you read what it says to do for building a simple rom for the bionic under that post I told you about. (I am to lazy to go find the link, but I am sure you can find it.) Good luck, and as always post questions here if you need help, and always remember that google is your best friend with this kind of thing!
You can actually run 64 bit ubuntu just fine, you just need to install the 32bit libs, and dev libs. I run 64 bit ubuntu as my main desktop, and I have had no issues with working on android stuff at all.
Just my .02 cents.
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