Ubuntu with Android Kernel
#1
Rainbow 
Hallo,

I want to use the pine for graphics stuff and as far as a know the Android Kernel has a Allwinner driver for the "Mail 400 MP2" witch is much more advance than the one used by the Ubuntu Kernel.

So is it possible to Android with Ubuntu/Debian ?
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#2
Although Android is based on Linux kernel, Android has a completely different RootFs layout and system scripts.
You can not have both Android and Ubuntu or Debian at the same time.
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#3
Rainbow 
thank you
this has brought me forward.
Was looking now for RootFS and Chroot.

http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian

But ufff first much to do next time..then I will have a closer look at it.
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#4
Interesting ...
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#5
Rainbow 
If you cut Android down to a very basic system it takes not that much RAM (last time I did was android 2.1-?2 there it was about 60mb anyway at the moment android 5.1 uses 400mb at my phone)

Than it would be possible to write a shell script witch start directly Deb/ubuntu.

Only issue I see is the VNC server thing... this has the potential to waste all the performance you gain with the android kernel.



But first of all I will test the installation through (not yet awhile)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...xonandroid
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#6
Correct my if I'm wrong, but since Android kernels use a different interface for the graphics driver stack and other userspace components that need hardware access (see https://source.android.com/devices/image...wk_all.png ) won't you have a hard time to get any but the most basic Linux userspace infrastructure running? (e.g. DRM, ALSA, ....)

http://hiqes.com/android-linux-kernel-drivers/ has an article on the difference between android and generic linux drivers...
Come have a chat in the Pine A64 IRC channel >>
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