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The application supports quite-a-lot mobile devices and the list can be found from the supported devices link posted at the end of this post, other requirements are :

Android must be rooted.
1GHZ processor (recommended)
Android 2.1 or higher
Kernel will loop device support (this is included in most custom ROM's)
SD card with at least 3.5GB of free space for large image (2.5GB for small image)
Data connection on your device
Ext2 file system support
Key features include:

Two types of Ubuntu image 'large' and 'lightweight' Both have:

Ability to install a full operating system on your phone
LXDE Desktop (very lightweight)
Working update manager
Working software centre
Ability to access files on your SD card and internal memory from Ubuntu
Ability to set screen size on boot (you no longer have to download a certain image for different screen sizes!)

Large image includes:
1.5GB download, which is 3.5GB once extracted
Ability to boot into either Gnome or LXDE desktops
Lots of apps perfect for 'developing' including:
Firefox, Thunderbird, openoffice.org suite, GIMP Image Editor, Emacs Text Editor (geared towards programming), C and C++ build-essential, Java JDK, Python, TeXlive and TeXmaker LaTeX editor, Transmission BitTorrent Client, eVince PDF Viewer, File Manager, Terminal, Image Viewer, Leafpad Text Editor, Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center with all repositories enabled (Ubuntu Software Center is pretty and well organized - but bloated and slow), SSH server, Gnash

Lightweight image includes:

500MB download, which is 2.5GB once extracted
Includes only apps required for everything to work, leaving lots of space for your own programs but having a smaller image

Ubuntu Installer For Android Video Demostration


Read more: http://www.megaleecher.net/Download_Linux_For_Android_Phones#ixzz1mSiCRjNM
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wordsworth#1
sounds good, very useful on tablets and galaxy note those who need more of a portable computer
pennydragon#4
O dam!!
AberdeenDad#5
Sounds like one of those great software experiments where the fun is in doing it, but there is not a huge end benefit in it! Perhaps for the tabs, but for a phone?

Anyway, having said that, I am a sucker for these things, heat added :)
mgillespie#6
I suppose the question is, why....

I mean is there anything that's available on Ubuntu that's not already available on Android?

Sure you can run Ubuntu ontop of Android, but the performance sucks badly
OperateOnMe#7
Sounds nice to mess around with.

However, can you still use your phone and is it better than Android???
cHooBeyDoo#8
Sounds fun...........

Correct me if i'm wrong, isn't Android a Linux based operating system anyway?? :P
unquestioned#9
cHooBeyDoo
Sounds fun...........

Correct me if i'm wrong, isn't Android a Linux based operating system anyway?? :P


Linux based yes, but not the same thing.. Is it for you? Dunno, give it a try & see.
ThatOtherGuy#10
ohdearohdear
Cold as it needs rooting.


Same here, but I guess it's good for those who want Ubuntu on their device(s).

cHooBeyDoo
Sounds fun...........

Correct me if i'm wrong, isn't Android a Linux based operating system anyway?? :P


Yes
jaydeeuk1 2 Likes #11
Sounds completely and utterly pointless. Voted hot (_;)
u0421793 8 Likes #12
“Now hold on a minute before we go much further
Give me a dime so I can phone my mother”

Wait, I don’t need that chocolate covered confectionary after all — I’ve just remembered I’ve got my ubuntu phone just here, hang on a sec…

tag="/dev/cellphone"

modemport=`/bin/grep MODEMPORT $1`
modemport=${modemport#*=}

# if this connection needs the cell phone pseudo-device
if [ "x$modemport" == "x$tag" ]
then
# if the cell phone is connected
if usb_data=($(/sbin/lsusb | grep "Motorola PCS"))
then
# convert bus,dev to ttyUSB device ID
bus=${usb_data[1]#0}
bus=${bus#0}
dev=${usb_data[3]#0}
dev=${dev#0}
dev=${dev%:}
# get the current USB port from its name in the /sys path
usb_port=$(ls /sys/class/usb_device/usbdev${bus}.${dev}/device/*:1.0 | grep ttyUSB)
# create cellphone symlink
ln -nsf /dev/$usb_port $tag
fi

fi
gaijintendo#13
A simple overview:

This wont replace your android install
You basically have a folder on your memory card with your linux distro on it
You can then "run" ubuntu
However you need to VNC (an app streams the desktop like a video I guess - but from the same device)

Worth noting, you could do this with debian etc - and this app is largely a guide about how to do these things.

Hope that makes this clearer for anyone who was a bit unsure.
Kev`#14
I have a rooted Desire S and as tempting as this is I'm going to stick with Virtuous ROM. I just don't see the need for it when Android is so far forward now. Still a hot deal however, so heat added. :)
Djv789#15
At times like this I wish I had an android tablet. :(
hammeredpizza#16
Djv789
At times like this I wish I had an android tablet. :(


If you do, make sure you buy quality. Beware of Archos.
arduino#17
cHooBeyDoo
Sounds fun...........

Correct me if i'm wrong, isn't Android a Linux based operating system anyway?? :P


TVs and Bluray players run linux, it doesn't mean they have the same functionality as running a full linux distro. See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_%28operating_system%29#Linux

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel

Edited By: arduino on Feb 16, 2012 11:42
credington#18
Whats so good about a rooted phone with custom rom such as Virtous Unity? I'm curious.
Mozart321#19
Link doesn't work for me :-(
But voted hot!

Edited By: Mozart321 on Feb 16, 2012 19:31
polly69#20
credington
Whats so good about a rooted phone with custom rom such as Virtous Unity? I'm curious.


Do your research google will tell you everything you need to know ive always rooted my Android devices my SGS2 is rooted with checkrom installed and my acer iconia is also rooted.
andreapedrazzini#21
annoying. It's hot cause obviosuly having ubuntu on yoru tablet running on top of android is a great idea but the installation process is a bit time consuming. also It didn't work on my tablet, gives a connection refused error message upon launch of VNC...
arduino#22
Mozart321
Link doesn't work for me :-(
But voted hot!

Link seems down, though it's available on the marketplace. Searching shows the author has a page to: http://zpwebsites.com/android-app/ubuntu-install-guide/

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