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Debian Kit


A kit to install Debian on Android devices

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It's possible to install a complete Linux software stack on Android devices, e.g. by adding a chroot environment as others already have implemented.

This kit does 2 things differently: firstly, it installs a Debian file system side-by-side to the Android file system. In order to access anything that's accessible from Android also from the Debian side. And secondly, the Debian bootstrap is executed on the Device itself without any help of a larger PC, Android debugging bridge or similar.

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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I installed debian kit with a wheezy image on a Fairphone (rooted by default), it worked, after a lot of fiddling also X. Have been able to compile openFoam and paraview on it, both huge packages. with different dependencies. However, when I needed to upgrade do jessie, network stopped working and I was not able to troubleshoot it. Any help is welcome.

    Posted 02/27/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Installed on nearly every Android device I've owned; used it for pen-testing, LAMP(website) hosting, Crypto coin mining, playing and hosting Maptools games, ... I could go on and on with uses but suffice to say that I love the app. Even better too on HardFloat systems with a few modifications to source code.

    Posted 06/08/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works very well on Android-x86, even with 64bit jessie (manual install) the 2g loopback can be expanded easily from Linux via dd and resize2fs, assuming you are installed read-write on an ext2/3/4 filesystem. Not sure if the dd in busybox will do, do it from Linux proper. See (addhttp etc) Getting web access (DNS issues) on Android 4.44+ (via Chrome) doesn't work as something about the env variable ANDROID_PROPERTY_WORKSPACE seems to have changed in Android 4.4, so andromize and androresolvd will not install. Worked fine on 4.2-4.3 Use with XSDL work flawlessly otherwise. There should be a forum or something so users of debian kit can at least help each other: something here on SF would be trivial to set up for the author.

    Posted 03/01/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Love debian-kit

    Posted 12/21/2012
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    great product

    Posted 11/12/2012
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Console/Terminal, Handheld/Mobile/PDA



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