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  1. anaconda691

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    I was looking into trying out ubuntu on the TU for fun, but I was wondering if anyone else has given it a shot and what was their experience with it? Was it working smooth or is it even worth it? Seems like the TU passes the prereqs for installing except I dunno if bobzhome's kernel has "support for loop devices," which seems to be important. :stupido2:
     

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    I think it might. Search the forums, ctmod or megatron. Saw it mentioned somewhere
     
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    I wouldn't have time these days to port it but I would certainly help.
    No bobzhome's kernel does not support loop devices as far as know. Unless bloodawn added support for it in his edited version.
     
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    Awesome man, thanks, I didn't search for it correctly last night. :p

    That would be great, but I probably wouldn't have enough knowledge to port it over. That's a project for someone who knows how to do that, even though I would try to help out. The thing I was mentioning actually seems to just be a way to install it on the sd card and run it off the intact android system.
     
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    Yep thats how its done..
     
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    You mean that we were talking about the same thing?
     
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    Bump :p

    Has anyone else given it a try? If not, then I'll just give it a go and post my results.
     
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    that would be much appreciated. good luck
     
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    interesting did you ever try it?
     
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    Try linix installer from the market. It's pretty easy. I have done it successfully with Ubuntu 12.04. All the instructions and walk through are in the app. Worked pretty nice. You do need at least 4-6gb of free space on your sdcard though
     
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