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lately i have seen people have linux install on their ipod touch from youtube and i want some more info if any who also use ipod touch 3g with linux.
1. dose wifi work? i heard that they don't when i look at video from youtube (idk if this is old news or not so)
2. can i install linux related program such as wine?
3. which linux would work the best for ipod touch 3g? i have seen ubutu and few other linux i don't even know on youtube and they all seem to run fast (but some said ubutu one is fake so i was wondering if someone in here confirm it for me).
and lastly can i use windows to install linux on ipod touch 3g? every info i have look said i need Mac for it so i was wondering if there is another way to do it.
thanks for the reply do you know any ok linux i can try it out on my ipod touch 3g?
i try to look android but they only have it for ipod touch 1g and not 3g.
so android is out but what other linux can i use on ipod touch 3g i don't think ubu isn't for duel boot as i want yet.
as i said above, I dont currently own an ipdo; however, a quick google gave some hits.
I think you will need to make sure your hardware revision is the correct type as well. I had put ubuntu on one once and ( took back to best buy that way ....snicker ) was not impressed. I mean, yeah its cool to have something other than iOS4 running. However, your going to get the full desktop shrunk down to a tiny ipod screen; whereas, with droid its been laid out already for you to work on those screen sizes. I may be wrong, but the other issue you may run into is kernel / CPU issues. I dont know if all CPU vendors/types have instruction sets that are supported yet ( talking about some of the small pico stuff). If you want to be able to use linux tools and have access to outside repos for your IPOD...consider looking into "jail-breaking" it.Any way, hoped this helped.
Android or any other linux OS should run on IPOD. It is possible to run it directly without emulation.
1.You will need iOpenboot bootloader to boot the linux kernel. Ofcourse you will need to jailbreak to do that.
2.Once the kernel starts it will need the root filesystem of either linux or android. the filesystem can be a disk image file on your current filesystem or a seperate partition on your SD card.
The procedure is same for all devices wanting dualboot.
There are two issues, 1. kernel should support your processor architecture and 2. drivers for modem, wifi, bluetooth, etc.
Linux fills a very small (but growing) niche of the general population. I hated it too, but then I started needing to use it for work and grew accustomed to it, and now I find Windows much harder to use, but thats just my 2 cents.
Well, they did it again, this time managing to change the popular Linux operating system to boot it on the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.The instructions require some knowledge of Using a Unix shell, but even the most novice Linux users should have no problems. There are also details on setting up password-less ssh access for Amarok when typing your password each time you connect you do not mind.