[ARMedslack] armedslack on android phone?

Brian L Gorecki gorecki at fastguys.net
Sat Jul 13 13:30:09 UTC 2013

The most straight forward answer would be no, the arm architecture used in that phone isn’t supported ‘out of the box’.  However, with some work, kernel builds and patience probably can be done.  See http://arm.slackware.com/supportedplatforms/ for a starting point.  I’ve had the same thoughts for an old Motorola Q I have but  so far haven’t deemed it worth the effort.




From: ARMedslack [mailto:armedslack-bounces at lists.armedslack.org] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 1:39 PM
To: armedslack at lists.armedslack.org
Subject: [ARMedslack] armedslack on android phone?


Hello all 

    I have a motorola bionic phone with android JB. With it I have a webdock, which is

basically a hdmi monitor with a usb mouse and keyboard.  I use this fairly often and

what I really miss is running linux as android is a  modified version and just doesn't

have the same look, feel, and functionality as a full linux system.  I run slackware 14 on my home system, and when I found out slackware had this group I joined up.

So far it looks like the rasp pi and simular computers are the target. Just wondering 

if anyone has ventured into the android phone area?  I'm not sure if a dual boot would be possible?  Or if it would have to run under the android shell as other linux distro's do.  I haven't done much programming for a long time, but I do continue to use and play around with my linux machine at home.  Been a slackware fan since 1992 or so and after trying some of the other distro's I found I prefer slackware still. 

Dual boot would be prefered, and I have found that the drivers for the phone are available thru android open source so just maybe this would be workable.

         I'm also looking to get a small computer like one of usb sticks I've seen to put the web on the TV, and am looking for any advice as to which would be the best for slackware/android combo.





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