Within one month of the Android phones being marketed, Non 2008, Jay Freeman installed Debian on it. (Source: Eric Doviak): http://www.saurik.com/id/10
- Installing Debian in debian.img file om SDcard
following the work of Sven-ola Truecke
- Installing debian on SDmemory card
Following the work of Eric Doviak based on (1)
1) Recipe of Sven-Ola Tuecke:
Sven-Ola Tuecke created a direct way for installing Debian or Ubunto on an Android device.
ROOT is required to be able to do this.
Debian, or Linux, will install to a deb.img in data/local/deb
- Remote RDP.app
Download his install script: debian-kit-1.5.shar:
once downloaded it will be seen as debian-kit-1-5.jpeg.
It requires (VX)Connectbot.app to run the commands.
Install (VX) Connectbot.app
Using Terminal Emulator or (VX)Connectbot:
1: type: “SU”
to get the super user # prompt
2. type: “sh /sdcard/Doanload/debian-kit-1-5.jpeg”
this start the installation; follow the prompts.
3. type: “2s” (or alternative as indicated) to select the instaal option.
(2s selects a 2Gb ‘partition’ with a Debian Squeeze image)
type “deb” to start
apt-get install andromize
adduser deb (password: deb)
Using remote RDP
2) Recipe of Eric Doviak
- Format the Removable SD memory card using Gparted
- Set write prohibitions for Android, for the Debian partitions
Formatting the SD card
I use a special USB stick with Yumi, as general purpose rescue tool.
On it, i have the Gparted partition editor.
After booting from the USB drive, and selecting gParted, this i how i partitioned my 64 Gb SDmemory card (following the description of Eric Doviak on doviak.com):
- 26 Gb FAT32 “Android”
Which i later reformatted to ExFAT (which allows for larger size files)
- 6.4 Gb Ext2 “Debian”
- 26 gb Ext2 “Data”
Android will read the first partition first.