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Linux on Android?
« on: January 27, 2017, 10:06:29 AM »

I have rooted an Android device to run Linux and controlled X10 that way. But I noticed there are several Linux no root apps for Android.
This apparently adds a Linux widget to the Android OS allowing you to run Linux without losing your Android OS.
I'm just wondering if anyone has played with this approach before?
I have a new Android TV box which I currently use for streaming.
I'm planning on running HA-Bridge on it to allow Alexa control of HA things.


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Re: Linux on Android?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:41:47 AM »

Since my hands are badly messed up by my spinal cord injury, I have no 'hands-on' experience but, given that Android is derived from Linux, it should be possible. And there are several positive reviews. Were I to do it I'd opt for the Debian noroot package.
https://www.androidpit.com/turn-your-android-device-into-a-linux-pc-without-rooting
That gives you nearly the same Linux variant that is the usual Raspberry Pi installation - assuming one hasn't installed Android on his Pi, that is. rofl
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Re: Linux on Android?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 10:54:56 AM »

 rofl thanks Dave,
I've try the package you linked to on my airpad without success. Others load on my airpad but not the required pagages B:(

The Debian noroot app does appear to load ok on my TV box which is where I want it anyways.
I was unaware that it is close to the same variant that is on the usual raspberry pi.
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Re: Linux on Android?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 11:09:02 AM »

Raspian is derived from Debian.
http://www.raspbian.org/
Having looked into installing Android on a Pi, I wonder if one could then install Debian noroot on Android running on a Pi.  rofl
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »

Wow, then you could finally get a real Linux experience on an RPi.  About time!

Would that be like using Wine inside a VM Linux on Windows?
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 12:15:39 PM »

The Debian Noroot install on my Android TV box was the easiest Linux install I've ever  :)%done
It is a big play store download and takes a while to install but it only took two mouse clicks. ;)
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