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Old 07-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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I want to know how to install linux on my mobile?


I want to know how to install linux on my mobile?
 
Old 07-28-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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We'll need more infomation than that.

What type of mobile?
 
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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I am using a chinese mobile
i dont know how to get more information please help?
 
Old 07-28-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Ok

Your really going to need to find out the model, and the manufacturer of the phone to start with.

You can't install linux on any old phone, it has to be built to run linux basically, so unless you've got the right phone to start with you've got no hope.
 
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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What are the requirements for installing a linux mobile ?

What are the requirements for installing a linux mobile ?
 
Old 07-30-2010, 04:38 AM   #6
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Well you need a mobile device (do you mean a mobile phone?) and you need a version of Linux that will install on to it.

Technically, linux is a kernel and I would guess that you are probably interested in getting a lot more than just a kernel installed, so whatever that other stuff is in your application, you need that too.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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Saquib*;

I have merged your duplicate threads since both had replies---on thread per topic please.

Also, please remove the the advertising link from your sig.
 
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, I do find this post extremely helpful.

Chinese build unbranded / semi-branded phones are available very cheaply in all third world markets today, and can boast of full touch screens and can play mp3/mp4 and even flv.

Obviously you cannot install (any) Linux on a chinese phone, or even a Nokia or a Samsung phone.

I don't think you can install Linux on any phone - wouldn't that make the phone non-FCC compliant?
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:10 AM   #9
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i am using, Imate jasjam, window phone.. i want to get rid of windows complitely and run linux on it.. i have done it on my PC ..is there any way where i could do this on my phone too..
 
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:53 AM   #10
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At least someone I find with imate trying to install linux with windows mobile. I have got Imate PDAL. Unfortunately both our phones do not have support in linux kernel. The good news is you can try the nearest matching HTC mobile that is supported.
I am trying wing-linux. It is an effort to add support to omap 850 processor based mobile devices directly into the linux kernel. Once the device is supported in the kernel you can install any linux mobile including android on your device. Do try all the installer files on the site before giving up.
I could go no further than seeing the ANDROID logo on my Imate PDAL screen.
 
Old 11-03-2010, 08:25 AM   #11
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@milind...thanks... for the reply...but..my this imate will be waste of money!!!
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:20 AM   #12
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You won't ruin your mobile.
1. Visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/wing-linux/ .
2. download wing-linux-0.4.2.zip and extract it.
3. install rootfs.cab and also startrek.cab (board support for HTC startrek)
4. run wing-linux from startmenu-> programs
If it fails, just restart your mobile and your windows mobile will be as it is.
You can experiment with other board support files by uninstalling startrek. You do not need to uninstall rootfs.
 
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:25 AM   #13
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Thanks... @milind..ill try that.....
 
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:58 AM   #14
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I am new,so don't mind if my suggestion doesn't help you.See you seem to be childish.Grow up now you are not child.Computer and mobiles are two different things.Mobile is for doing sms and making calls,so use it for that purpose only.Why wasting your energy and time in installing Linux on mobile rather than computer.
 
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:52 AM   #15
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I am new,so don't mind if my suggestion doesn't help you.See you seem to be childish.Grow up now you are not child.Computer and mobiles are two different things.Mobile is for doing sms and iphone apps|xbox games download|iphone application making calls,so use it for that purpose only.Why wasting your energy and time in installing Linux on mobile rather than computer.
you are right , its two diff things , on other hand if you install linux on phone then from you will get application which will run on linux specially on phone ?

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