exploring the droid

From: Ed King 
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dabbled in Android programming a year ago but since our R&D budget is apparently 
"zero" I had to relinquish the galaxy tab back to Verizon after 2 weeks :(
I recently saw a vid on youtube about installing ubuntu on 'droid, and I was 
jonesin' to give it a try.     Don't have a physical device so I thought "hmmm, 
I wonder if I can get this to work on the sdk avd?"   



well, it "almost" works...      yeah it took about 5 hours to push the 2gig 
ubuntu image to a virtual sdcard on my system.    Got to get back to doing "real 
work" so I don't have time to investigate why "bootubuntu" command won't work 
but I'll come back to it later




C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb push c:\android

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=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Trevor Noblitt : If you've got an extra $150, NewEgg has the same device I have, a Dell Streak 7, except WiFi-only, for $150.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I never could get any of the 2 or 3 different linux-on-android products to boot on the sdk's virtual device (yes, I had the "superuser" app installed) so I took a prybar to my wallet and actually spent some money on a physical tablet... pandigital supernova from tigerdirect (it was on sale $140 and DJ slipped me a $40 off coupon so final cost was $100) actually, this is not my first android device (I have android running on the $100 sylvania netbook I got from CVS) but it is my first android tablet... and I've grown fond of it... so I was a little nervous about rooting it, but... all went well :) I'm downloading a 500mb debian image right now... well actually I'm playing Temple Run but hey) I've had this tablet for about 2 weeks now and my desktop computer at home has seen a LOT less usage. Like any great genius, I constantly wake up from sleep, thinking of things that I just "have" to research... I no longer have to get out of bed and go to the computer room, now I just reach for the tablet on the nightstand. Love it! Yeah, I could have been using a laptop for the same purpose, but I friggin hate laptops. props to the makers of GingerBreak apk and G

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ success :) debian lenny running on my pandigital supernova tablet no truth to the rumor that I bought this tablet just because it had "nova" in the name putty'd into the tablet and captured this log... login as: root root@192.168.1.3's password: The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Last login: Sun Jul 15 12:26:22 2012 from localhost localhost:~# free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 340712 330928 9784 0 3796 104716 -/+ buffers/cache: 222416 118296 Swap: 0 0 0 localhost:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) BogoMIPS : 796.20 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x2 CPU part : 0xc08 CPU revision : 2 Hardware : SMDKV210 Revision : 0000 Serial : 0000000000000000 localhost:~# ps -ef UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 1 0 0 08:55 ? 00:00:03 /sbin/bash /linuxrc root 2 0 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [kthreadd] root 3 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/0] root 4 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [watchdog/0] root 5 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:20 [events/0] root 6 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:01 [khelper] root 7 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [async/mgr] root 8 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [suspend] root 9 2 0 08:55 ? 00:00:00 [sync