Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,743,029 Members 42,920 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

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

Tip us?
 
JeramyEggs
Old
(Last edited by JeramyEggs; 13th February 2013 at 03:03 AM.)
#1  
JeramyEggs's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 410
Posts: 1,074
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston Il
Default (Q) Has anybody loaded linux on this, and does dual booting work?

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
From my fingers to the group consciousness that is xda
 
WyoSi
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 63
Posts: 193
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default 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: [ Click to Expand ]
 
hopesrequiem
Old
#3  
hopesrequiem's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1044
Posts: 2,739
Join Date: May 2011
Default 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
 
shill1986
Old
#4  
shill1986's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 66
Posts: 311
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Port, Florida

 
DONATE TO ME
Default 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
 
WyoSi
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 63
Posts: 193
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default 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
 
JeramyEggs
Old
#6  
JeramyEggs's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 410
Posts: 1,074
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston Il
Default 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
From my fingers to the group consciousness that is xda
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Slide Dial Replacement Dialer Lets You Make Calls from Anywhere

If you frequently make phone calls, your dialer (aka phone app)is one of the … more

Navigate with Your Samsung Gear 2 Using DMA Navi Watch

Whether you’re travelling to a new destination or exploring some previously … more

Xperia Z1 Stereo Speaker Mod, Cell Phone Unlocking Legal Again! – XDA Developer TV

Cell Phone Unlocking is legal again!! That and much … more