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Offline lostgnuuser

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Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:10:11 am »
Let's say I bought an Ainol 10.1 inch tablet (I did) and I'm wondering if I can have linux on it - what's the best way ?

Can I put it on an SD card like you can put it on a USB stick ?

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Re: Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 02:36:43 pm »
xda-developers
is the best android site for all things android.

good luck

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Re: Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 12:08:30 pm »
Erm, you could try this .. :)

http://www.ubuntu.com/tablet

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Re: Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 01:33:14 pm »
The problem is drivers - although Android runs a Linux kernel, it is heavily modified, and Google has slated Linus & co for refusing to accept their patches into the mainline Linux kernel (at one point, Google threatened to fork the entire kernel and run with it themselves).

If you've nothing to lose (ending up with a "dead" tablet), I'd do as MP suggested and give Ubuntu a try, following all their guides, as Canonical seem to be the ones pushing in that direction the strongest

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Re: Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 09:46:48 pm »
Erm, you could try this .. :)

http://www.ubuntu.com/tablet


I had a quick look at this site- I get the impression it isn't for sale yet? Only a matter of time though... ;D
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