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Android uses the 'real' Linux kernel, but yes you can boot 'real' Linux distributions off Android devices. You'll have to reformat your SD card though.
 

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Ah, thanks.


Is it possible to throw on an OS like slack and retain my phone functions somehow?
 

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Originally Posted by MadCatMk2 View Post
You don't just throw an OS on a device like that and expect anything to work. See if there's any guides/builds for what you want to do.
Haha forgive me I was feeling lazy today.


Thank you everyone!
 

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The phone should be ARM based rather than x86 based, so you can't just go ahead and install any distribution - they need to be ARM compatible. Debian has a distribution like this, but the phone feature is unlikely to work.
 

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Na, you can get Debian working alongside Android with a chroot and using a VNC viewer app for X.
Like I said, the only thing that's kept me from doing this was the fact that you have to partition your sdcard. The sdcards that come with the phones are very poor quality and I wouldn't bother fooling with them. I'd recommend you go out and buy a class 6.
 

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Na, you can get Debian working alongside Android with a chroot and using a VNC viewer app for X.
Like I said, the only thing that's kept me from doing this was the fact that you have to partition your sdcard. The sdcards that come with the phones are very poor quality and I wouldn't bother fooling with them. I'd recommend you go out and buy a class 6.

You can also use chvt
 
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