WenWM · Jul 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Ubuntu Ported To Nexus One

The Nexus One has finally joined the likes of many Windows Mobile devices with this recent release that provides it with Ubuntu (a Linux distro) support. This hack was made possible and available by XDA member zedomax, who managed to pull this off with very little support for hacks of this nature. The software he produced can now be used by anyone who owns a Nexus One, as long as they also have busybox installed on the device.

Here is a quick cut out of the quide:

Over the Independence Day weekend, I was able to install both Debian and Ubuntu to run on my Nexus One.

UPDATE: I’ve posted full step-by-step guide on how to install Ubuntu and X11 on your Nexus One here!

I spent about 5 days straight of craziness, even trying to get it working while my friends were barbecuing tri-tips and firing off fireworks in the background.  Well, let’s just say I started the challenge to myself of being able to run Ubuntu couple days back and it literally drove me crazy.  I couldn’t stop myself until I got some kind of results, not just being able to run Ubuntu under Chroot command line.

My original goal was to actually run WordPress and make a portable smartphone web server (which I did with the Palm Pre before) but I ran into MySQL being a jerk and not being able to create a new socket for some reason.  (If anyone has some advice on that or help me on it, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at zedomax at gmail dot com.)

You can get more information and the full details in the port thread.


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WenWM is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Phone Freak. Work all day with phones, usually Android or Windows Mobile. Love getting them for reviews, and most of the time, I play with it more than review. Write for quite a bit of sites, and love doing it. Always on Twitter from my Computer, Phone, Watch, and TV. View WenWM's posts and articles here.
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