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HD2 ToolBox app and linux Hot BootLoader

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By dan1j3l, Retired Recognized Developer on 25th May 2011, 03:13 PM
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After a long time it's a moment to realease HTC HD2 ToolBox app with HBL. Small app that will allow you to boot linux inside android, and display everything on screen or through VNC connection. ToolBox app is also redesigned and added some new functions.

In pack is barebone debian distro with xfce4 interface.

There is also posibility that this app and HBL will work on other phones like leo (desire, nexus one ...)

Everything else you need to know is in Readme file.

Bug reports or suggestions on this thread, i'll answer when i'll get some time.

Enjoy !!!

EDIT: I added Readme file to this post so lazy people can read everything before downloading pack, or asking silly questions!

EDIT 2: I'm currently working on support for sdcard roms and other non-working builds. Also i would like to mention that is possible to run ANY linux distro with HBL (with some modifications) or even to run another android rom!
So consider this early versions only as "technology preview", more support and bug-fixes in next few days...

P.S Thank you all for your support !

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25th May 2011, 03:19 PM |#2  
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wow awesome
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25th May 2011, 03:41 PM |#3  
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Does it work within Android like vns versions?
25th May 2011, 03:47 PM |#4  
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I've been waiting for (something similar, but this should do the work) such an app.
Thank you.

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Read the "Read-me" file ?
25th May 2011, 05:35 PM |#5  
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been waiting for this too.
But my broadband is down and I've already exceeded my monthly data allowance using wifi tether (500mb !!!)
... might have to do it anyway

Edit; still downloading... I assume there is no sound enabled on this
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25th May 2011, 07:31 PM |#6  
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Question hi
can i boot ubuntu with it?
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25th May 2011, 07:59 PM |#7  
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hi first big thanks for your hard work.

now i need some help to get linux running from HBL.

im using kingdom sense3 rom from dungphp.

i installed hd2 toolbox and copied linux folder to root of sd card.
i installed HBL (Busybos is installed in version 1.19.x.x) i took rootexplorer and give /system/bin/ write permissions for owner/groups/others.

But i need initd support: what i have to do to get this?? or is it on my rom?

please help cause at the moment ive bootloops everytime i want to boot linux.
26th May 2011, 12:56 AM |#8  
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Thank's a lot for this! I've been waiting for this for for a while!!!
26th May 2011, 01:49 AM |#9  
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So if I understand this right.... which I don't think I did at first..... this is basically the same thing as booting ubuntu and connecting to it with vnc, the ubuntu that is in another thread.... i ask because what I am looking for is usb host support.... which I don't believe is possible with the other ubuntu that boots in android.... and I think if I undestand this right... is not possible with this one either......i do appreciate the work done on this app a lot.... but to me, it's useless unless usbhost is supported because of tiny menus and buttons not being easily clickable with fingers..... so I want to use my wireless mouse that has a usb receiever......

edit: download finally finished, I tried it out.... I really like it, couple questions.... is it normal for shutdown not to work? I chose to boot and show on local screen instead of vnc..... when I did that, it started fine, I messed around a little, then tried to shutdown... it said shutdown command failed or something similar.... then rebooted android..... and when you choose to boot on local screen, is this kicking android out so it's only linux, kind of like haret and booting android from winmo off sd? And last, is it possible for usbhost?

Edit2: I could barely see the text at the bottom of the hotboot screen that says to use log out feature to return to android... I did that instead of shutdown, there were no errors and it went to my android boot animation, then booted back to android just fine.....
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Its working well. Thanks .I have the same question as Diesburg does. One more how to make right click.
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