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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to Install Ubuntu on Your Nexus One/Android! | Nexus One Hacks Blog
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For example, most new Android smartphones including Nexus One, HTC Evo 4G, and Droid X all use ARM architecture CPU, meaning you can only use ARM-based linux systems/ports.

So it is to my understanding the droid 2 uses the ARM cpu. Will we be able to have ubuntu running on our droid 2 or would the encrypted boot loader stop us dead in our tracks. Well I am sure someone will figure out a way to dual boot ubuntu on a droid 2. I hope that will be soon if its not already possible.

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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the locked bootloader will most likely prevent this. Someone might find a way to boot ubuntu but there is no way you could dual boot without the bootloader unlocked. Even the original droid has not had any dual boot options that I know of.

Anyway I wouldnt expect this anytime soon
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Didn't read the article, but what benefits are there since android is linux based to begin with?
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Didn't read the article, but what benefits are there since android is linux based to begin with?
I'm guessing its because you can run regular Linux apps on it.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you can run ubuntu apps and its a different gui, idk. So then what does bootstrap do?
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