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Ubuntu on droid 2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ilkjester, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. ilkjester

    ilkjester New Member
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    Is this possible
    How to Install Ubuntu on Your Nexus One/Android! | Nexus One Hacks Blog
    Taken from article above.
    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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  2. OMJ

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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
     
  3. inssane

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    Didn't read the article, but what benefits are there since android is linux based to begin with?
     
  4. Demache

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    I'm guessing its because you can run regular Linux apps on it.
     
  5. biggiesmalls657

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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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