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Found an easy way to install Debian, resize the debian.img, and run a desktop on your rooted G1!

1. Installing Debain - has an installer.
For step 6. Do this instead:
Code:
# su
# ./installer.sh
OR
# su ./installer.sh
2. Resize debain.img
3. Installing Desktop

For those who run into problems or errors while installing/downloading tightvncserver and/or LXDE follow these modifications:
1. type:
Code:
cd /etc/apt
nano sources.list
2. add after the first one:
Code:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib non-free
3. Hold down the trackball and hit o
4. Hit return (to save the new sources.list)
5. Hold the trackball and hit x (to exit nano)
6. Type (enter after each one):
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install tightvncserver
apt-get install lxde

For Haykuro's builds [Thanks to buttkicker!]:
The procedure is same for 5.0.2H versions as well.

However, some files need to be modified.

I am attaching two sets of files.
Use as needed.
1: debian_v21-sdcard.zip
extract to /sdcard/debian
2: debian_v21-system-sd.zip
extract to /system/sd/debian (ext2 partition)

Replace the files in the original downloaded package with the ones in this post.

If you chose option 2, remember to type
Code:
cd /system/sd/debian
in step 4

Mirrors of Installer & debian.img:
Code:
http://mindsofwisemen.com/fileso/other/debian_v21.zip
http://www.filedropper.com/debianv21

Mirrors of Attached:
Code:
http://www.filedropper.com/debianv21-sdcard
http://www.filedropper.com/debianv21-system-sd
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20th April 2009, 07:33 PM |#2  
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Thanks for this info, I'd also like to know if anyone hs tried it using the H build roms .... as apposed to JF's rom ... as stated in the instructions!
20th April 2009, 08:09 PM |#3  
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Thanks will try this on my G1 verry nice.
20th April 2009, 08:39 PM |#4  
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does this make a dual boot option? or how does it work?
20th April 2009, 08:49 PM |#5  
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no it doesn't. you run debian via the terminal emulator, then you run the Desktop app through a VNC viewer (i think, something like that anyway)
also this has been around for ages and doesn't have much use as all of them run stupidly slowly. (that being said, now we can get the processor running faster it might be better)
n1 on the guides though, much more helpful than trawling through countless threads
21st April 2009, 02:19 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joeydsmith

does this make a dual boot option? or how does it work?

This is not dual boot. This runs Debian "like" an app running in the android Shell. Calls and everything will still work while in the debian.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meltus

no it doesn't. you run debian via the terminal emulator, then you run the Desktop app through a VNC viewer (i think, something like that anyway)
also this has been around for ages and doesn't have much use as all of them run stupidly slowly. (that being said, now we can get the processor running faster it might be better)
n1 on the guides though, much more helpful than trawling through countless threads

Actually it isnt that "laggy" nor slow. Practical for developing code on the go. (you can have the gcc on here )
21st April 2009, 04:08 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by SatanR1

Thanks for this info, I'd also like to know if anyone hs tried it using the H build roms .... as apposed to JF's rom ... as stated in the instructions!

I just finished installing on 5.0.2Gr3
The procedure is same for 5.0.2H versions as well.

However, some files need to be modified.

I am attaching two sets of files.
Use as needed.
1: debian_v21-sdcard.zip
extract to /sdcard/debian
2: debian_v21-system-sd.zip
extract to /system/sd/debian (ext2 partition)

Replace the files in the original downloaded package with the ones in this post.

If you chose option 2, remember to type
Code:
cd /system/sd/debian
in step 4.
Attached Files
File Type: zip debian_v21-sdcard.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.6 KB, 96 views)
File Type: zip debian_v21-system-sd.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.6 KB, 80 views)
21st April 2009, 04:25 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by buttkicker

I just finished installing on 5.0.2Gr3
The procedure is same for 5.0.2H versions as well.

However, some files need to be modified.

I am attaching two sets of files.
Use as needed.
1: debian_v21-sdcard.zip
extract to /sdcard/debian
2: debian_v21-system-sd.zip
extract to /system/sd/debian (ext2 partition)

Replace the files in the original downloaded package with the ones in this post.

If you chose option 2, remember to type

Code:
cd /system/sd/debian
in step 4.

Awesome...now everyone has instruction on how to acheive this
21st April 2009, 08:12 AM |#9  
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Everytime i do this when it comes to the bit of typing

su (hit return)
chmod 4755 *

UPDATED! 6.as root (or su) run the installer like this:

installer.sh

It says unable to chmod bootdeb: operation not permited when i do the 1st
then that means i cant install the last one
21st April 2009, 06:09 PM |#10  
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Anyhelp guys? i would really appreciate it please im not sure whether i should Downgraid back to JF? Ill miss the pros of Haykuros H build but if i can get debian workn then its worth it
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