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Old 03-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Booting tablet pc with linux on usb pendrive


I have a "superpad3" tablet which has usb port for connecting pendrives. Can I boot the tablet with linux on usb pendrive? How can I access the BIOS settings of tablet to set this up?
 
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You would be better off finding a site or forum dedicated to working with these cheap Chinese tablets/netbooks, as they are very specific pieces of hardware; general PC knowledge really has no bearing on this kind of thing.

But I can tell you to start with that there won't be anything you would recognize as a "BIOS" on a device like that, and while it is probably possible to boot Linux on it, it won't be as easy as extracting an ISO onto a flash drive and sticking it in there.
 
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while it is probably possible to boot Linux on it, it won't be as easy
I realize it won't be easy, but what is the best way of doing it? Currently it is running android.
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these cheap Chinese tablets/netbooks, as they are very specific pieces of hardware;
Can we boot a samsung galaxy tablet using linux on usb?

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:11 AM   #4
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I realize it won't be easy, but what is the best way of doing it? Currently it is running android.

Can we boot a samsung galaxy tablet using linux on usb?
It is possible but you need lot of knowledge on doing that. On an android device there are no bios setting or anything that can set boot preferences.
 
Old 03-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #5
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It is possible but you need lot of knowledge on doing that. On an android device there are no bios setting or anything that can set boot preferences.
Thanks for the information. Following link may be of interest. It shows android device booting like a pc BIOS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQHFOd82sA

Could you direct me to the best way to put linux (any distro) on a tablet pc? I have checked google and seen many links but most are not complete.

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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I think there is no option but to learn android for tablets.
 
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I have read some articles in google, on how to install ubuntu linux in a tablet or phone. Some tablets are not compatible to install linux as system. Kindly check this link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nandroid&hl=tl On my android phone i already installed custom rom (looking ubuntu) but i never try to install it on my phone. Also try budhi linux.
 
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Thanks for the information. Following link may be of interest. It shows android device booting like a pc BIOS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQHFOd82sA
That is an animation installed on the phone to make it appear as a normal PC booting up. It is just a joke.
 
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Tablet PC like this Fujitsu Lifebook and HP are can be modified to install any on linux, windows, and android. See images attached. You can modify their BIOS Setting to boot on a certain device for example on a pendrive, dvd or cdrom.




https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xInstall&hl=tl

http://www.redmondpie.com/install-an...-download-now/

http://linuxonandroid.org/
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:23 AM   #10
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Thanks for your interest, information and the links.

http://linuxonandroid.org/ looks most exciting. Has anyone actually tried it? Does touchscreen work "out of box" in these installs? Which desktop environment is there in Debian images? Is installing on SDcard possible?

It makes much more sense to have same operating system on mobile devices as on desktop. One would save so much time if there is no need to learn new operating system, applications and development methods. Connecting different devices is also likely to be much simpler.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #11
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The first step is to root my device. What would be the best way to do it? I have downloaded z4root_1.3.0.apk which I can install and run. Thanks for your help.
 
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The first step is to root my device. What would be the best way to do it? I have downloaded z4root_1.3.0.apk which I can install and run. Thanks for your help.
By the way whats the model and brand of your devices, because there's a lot of way on rooting android devices by using binary tools using computers and device on itself. Did you check your device if it is compatible to use z4root many device are not supported with this tool.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 02:24 AM   #13
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By the way whats the model and brand of your devices, because there's a lot of way on rooting android devices by using binary tools using computers and device on itself. Did you check your device if it is compatible to use z4root many device are not supported with this tool.
I mentioned in my first post that it is "superpad3". It is similar to these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Flytouch-...-/150716986709
http://forconsumers.blogspot.in/2012...ce-review.html
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-10-2-Super...2983295&sr=1-4
It is not listed in comptibility lists. What is the rooting method that is likely to be successful in most devices?

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #14
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I mentioned in my first post that it is "superpad3". It is similar to these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Flytouch-...-/150716986709
http://forconsumers.blogspot.in/2012...ce-review.html
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-10-2-Super...2983295&sr=1-4
It is not listed in comptibility lists. What is the rooting method that is likely to be successful in most devices?
Ah it is a chinese made tablet. So if superpad3 is not on list z4root is not compatible with your device. Did you try to google it. Or join xda forums maybe they can help you.
try this link.
http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...repad-iii.html

http://kindredcone.com/2012/11/27/ho...rpad-3-tablet/
 
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Hello everyone i need your help i want to boot ubundu on my sony ericcson xperia neo v but it always says error 20 or 44 the same is hapenning with backtrack. Does anyone knows how to help me? ( 2.3.4 , kernel 2.6.32.9-perfSEMCUser@SEMCHost#1)
 
  


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