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can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby gatorade on Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:16 am

is it possible for me to put linux mint on a ipad , or a samsung tablet?
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:28 pm

I've seen Ubuntu on an Android tablet, didn't read how they did it though.

Not sure about an iPad.

Unless you remote desktop into your computer from your iPad/Android tablet.
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:57 pm

iPads only run iOS. You can put Linux on some select tablets, the most prominent two right now being the Nexus 7 and the PengPod. For Nexus 7, see this update at Phoronix: Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet. For PengPod, also from Phoronix: The PengPod Linux Tablet Is Becoming A Reality.
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby gatorade on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:44 pm

thanks for the replies.

I saw youtube video of a guy that installed ubuntu on an android tablet. But I think he did it through an app , similar to how WINE allows you to run windows in linux.
I was more thinking if it was possible to use linux only.
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby cwsnyder on Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:15 pm

The Youtube video which I saw installed Ubuntu as an app, more like a virtual machine, started and displayed over VNC and controlled initially by a terminal app in Android. It was 12.04, but I think it was the ARM version of Ubuntu, and the demonstration I saw was on an HTC Android cellphone. It looked as if this method might be more widely useful, that is not hardware specific, but on the other hand, it was slower and required root access: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0PNsnNe3E0
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:05 am

gatorade wrote:I was more thinking if it was possible to use linux only.

Both of the tablets I linked you to run Linux natively. Read the fine articles :D
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby killer de bug on Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:24 am

Android on Samsung's Tablet is Linux :mrgreen:

You need a distro with a ARM version. Look for Ubuntu or Debian. Mint has no ARM support ;)
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installing on a tablet or pad

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:25 pm

Is there a tablet or a pad out there that will work to install LM. Maybe i could go to the store with my usb and test it.??????? :lol:
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Re: installing on a tablet or pad

Postby bigj231 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:31 pm

I would try to test it in a store if you can. :D
Seriously though, I think most tablets are ARM based, and Mint only works on x86 systems. You could try Debian, as it has an ARM kernel.
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Re: can you intstall linux on an ipad , samsung tablets?

Postby cwsnyder on Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:28 pm

You could try the pengpad. Mint doesn't support the ARM processors in most Android tablets, you would have to run Debian or Ubuntu or one of the other distributions which support ARM. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/TabletList for a list.

Another problem: No tablet that I have seen listed even has a USB port from which you can boot, only micro-SD (possibly mini-USB port, but not for memory devices without modification.)
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