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Debian Running on the Vogue

Debian Running on the Vogue

The Vogue has been a device gifted with more lives than a cat. Not only it is the bed for some of the best Android ports available for WM, but as of recently, it can also load some Linux distros. In this case, XDA member gTan64 has been successfully running Debian in his Vogue for some time and decided to share the instructions to do this. Unfortunately, this is not a simple click and run kind of procedure, and you need to make sure that you have some knowledge of Linux prior to going into this. However, the guide is very well laid out and the thread is located in a section supported by many devs who are very proficient in this area. As with any of these ports, there are bugs expected so be prepared.

I’ve been running Debian natively from my SD card for a while, so I decided I’d share the [relatively easy] instructions. First, though, here’s the status of the hardware support..

If you’re willing to wait indefinitely for those things to be fixed (or if you don’t care), all you need is a Debian chroot on an EXT2-formatted SD card and my special NBH. The NAND should also work*, but Debian probably wouldn’t fit on it. These instructions should also work for Ubuntu, Gentoo, FSO/OpenMoko, Angstrom, ARMedSlack, Fedora, or what have you – the only requirements are ARMv6 or lower and a semi-standard root filesystem layout (i.e. /sbin/init).

You can find more information and the full guide on the original thread.

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