General Debian Linux on Eris

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  1. -Don

    -Don Active Member
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    Has anyone tried Debian on Eris?

    I know the G1 can run it and after looking into it, I found Debian package to install on the Eris here:
    Installing Debian | The Android Mobile OS

    So I downloaded it and was going to try it but had a few questions first...

    1) Are there any risks to doing this that I should know about?
    #curious because I can't find much info about running it on the Eris

    2) Do I partition the SD Card with ext3? (maybe just 1/2 of it?)

    3) Can I make calls from it while running Debian?
     

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  2. Jshizzy

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    I'm dumb. What is that exactly?



    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  3. GrdLock

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    The entire time I was looking at that article, I kept repeating one phrase in my head.... "WHY?

    Running a full-fledged linux OS on a cell phone just doesn't seem practical, functional, or like it would serve any purpose really.
     
  4. Frisco

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    ..other than testing.

    Heck, encourage those with the pioneering spirit (I love Linux distros). ;)

    It would be interesting to see some choices out there in the future as to the OS on our phones, similar to the choices we have for our computers.


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  5. Frisco

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  6. funkyfender

    funkyfender Well-Known Member
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    Hey, they've stuck Linux on a toaster. Hardly seems like a huge jump to try it on a phone. :p
     
  7. Rubik76

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    I swear, every time I see the title of this thread, my brain transposes letters and I read it as "Lesbian on Eris".

    I may have issues.
     
  8. korben dallas

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  9. -Don

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    I just found a better guide & more info (but it's for the Nexus):
    How to run Debian with X11 on your Nexus One | Android Devs

    & Looks like there is an openSuSE build for Android too:
    openSUSE Lizards LXDE can do it! LXDE on Android smartphone!
    Build Service/openSUSE@ARM - openSUSE



    It's a Linux distribution (flavor of Linux) ...used mostly as a Server/Desktop OS but there is a version available for Android.

    [​IMG][​IMG]



    I think it would be great to carry around a desktop OS in my pocket (more apps & functionality than what is currently available on HTC's distro).


    Eris Tech Specs:

    Processor:
    Qualcomm
     
  10. theboo7

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    anyone succesful at doing this on eris? and will it still function as a phone?
     
  11. -Don

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    Currently having Layer 8 issues :rolleyes:, I'll post back when I have more time to play with it....also looking into the openSUSE ARM. openSUSE Lizards LXDE can do it! LXDE on Android smartphone! Build Service/openSUSE@ARM - openSUSE Build Service - openSUSE but trying Debian first.

    (actually the download from the Debian on Eris guide takes forever without a subscription and was corrupt both times I tried (layer 4) so I'm trying new guide for Debian on Nexus with Eris....hopefully the HAL isn't too different and it will work)
     

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