LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Mobile
User Name
Password
Linux - Mobile This forum is for the discussion of all topics relating to Mobile Linux. This includes Android, Tizen, Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Maemo, MeeGo, Ubuntu Mobile, WebOS, Open Mobile Alliance and other similar projects and products.
A reminder that LQ now has a dedicated Android sister site: AndroidQuestions.org

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
kennycc
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
ipod touch 3g and linux


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.
 
Old 10-09-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
mrmnemo
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: linux
Posts: 527

Rep: Reputation: 51
When i tried Ubuntu on an ipod it was like this:
1)ubuntu was just an "application" (i.e. the ipod OS still was running)

Not sure, but I dont know if you can reimage the ipod to boot with grub. IMHE, thats what the issue is. I dont know if it is possible to truely boot to linux. Its emulated.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
kennycc
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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.

is there any other linux i can give it try?.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
mrmnemo
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: linux
Posts: 527

Rep: Reputation: 51
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.

Try reading about http://ipodlinuxinstl.sourceforge.net/

jailbreak info
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17129...is0n?source=t2

iPod LInux on a 4g
http://www.wikihow.com/Install-iPod-...West-Installer
this is the one i would look into.

Last edited by mrmnemo; 10-10-2010 at 12:27 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
kennycc
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thank you again
my ipod touch is alrady jailbroke
but the linux you found for me is not for ipod touch 3g. its for ipod 1g to 4g and nano. so those won't work on mine as far as i can see.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
mrmnemo
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: linux
Posts: 527

Rep: Reputation: 51
well, I am sorry that I dont know in which direction to point now. I wish I could help out more; however, I dont want to waste your time. 8))
Sorry I was unable to help you out.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #7
milindlokde
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Fedora, ubuntu
Posts: 120

Rep: Reputation: 21
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.
 
Old 11-03-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
maxepotter
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
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.
 
Old 12-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #9
kandymil
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 1
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.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Ubuntu Linux and Your iPhone / iPod Touch LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-09-2010 07:11 PM
LXer: Ubuntu Linux and Your iPhone / iPod Touch LXer Syndicated Linux News 2 01-09-2010 01:46 PM
Support the Linux iPod Touch(Apple) movement. Goddard General 26 12-20-2009 03:36 AM
Will iPod Touch work with Linux? walterbyrd Linux - Desktop 7 12-02-2009 09:55 PM
Linux OS for Apple Ipod Touch theunixwizard Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 04-30-2008 09:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration