Debian Kit

Debian Kit


Kit for debootstrapping Debian Linux on Android devices. No PC required, no image download. Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu Lynx / Precise on ARM or i386 supported. Of course: devices must be rooted to install the kit later on. Installed image will be integrated to Android with symlinks and bind-mounts in order to run Linux on demand side-by-side, hence no chroot jail. Stock ROMs and customized ROMS supported.

The app currently only checks the prerequisites and displays some details about potential showstoppers. The app also includes an offline version of the readme web page. Be sure to RTFM, maybe watch the screen casts (tap video links in the readme, H.264 playback capabilities and Inet required for this).

If you have a i386 tablet (Wetab/Exopc) with android-x86.org/Corvusmod-ICS, you may want to install VirtualBox for the real fun - vbox modules are included with the kit.

I would be pleased if you send me a PM with your device details for inclusion in the tested-devices list.

Recent changes:
Added background worker for checks as well as verdict descriptions. New laucher icon.
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4.2
User ratings
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Installs
50,000+
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File size
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About Debian Kit
Kit for debootstrapping Debian Linux on Android devices. No PC required, no image download. Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu Lynx / Precise on ARM or i386 supported. Of course: devices must be rooted to install the kit later on. Installed image will be integrated to Android with symlinks and bind-mounts in order to run Linux on demand side-by-side, hence no chroot jail. Stock ROMs and customized ROMS supported.

The app currently only checks the prerequisites and displays some details about potential showstoppers. The app also includes an offline version of the readme web page. Be sure to RTFM, maybe watch the screen casts (tap video links in the readme, H.264 playback capabilities and Inet required for this).

If you have a i386 tablet (Wetab/Exopc) with android-x86.org/Corvusmod-ICS, you may want to install VirtualBox for the real fun - vbox modules are included with the kit.

I would be pleased if you send me a PM with your device details for inclusion in the tested-devices list.

Recent changes:
Added background worker for checks as well as verdict descriptions. New laucher icon.

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A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
Well made Easy to set up and use, and works really well. Having a regular Debian install alongside Android like this is awesome.
A Google User
Jan 11, 2015
Works excellent, esp used with XSDL android xserver. The only thing i would fix is to allow setup directly on ext3/4 partitions if the script finds itself on one, no upside to installing on a loopback in that case. I am using in on Android-x86 and it works flawlessly. if the mouse pointer loses sync, re-enter xsdl via the xsdl icon from android home screen rather than from apps list page. Also, is there a way you could add an x86-64 repo option? Latest 4.4 and 5x android work with 64bit kernel. This would allow developing for android, on android. Sorta.
A Google User
Jan 8, 2015
Already failed at first hurdle Where to begin? The symlink for the command deb was never created, trying to install the andromizer-lxde, it created a huge spawn of problems, ones which prevented a rooted system permission to fix. Lastly, when trying to uninstall Debian, I was unable to perform any deb arguments, instead, I was returned to the deb shell, which forced me to reboot my system, just to remove Debian. Debian is an amazing OS, but this app is not worth the effort.
A Google User
Jan 6, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Does not recognize root access. I have rooted my phone but when I tried to install it it says that my phone is not rooted.
A Google User
Dec 31, 2014
Works on Archos 70B Titanium Works well on this tablet with no lag. Everything runs smoothly although the install did take a long time (possibly just my internet connection). Here are the device details: Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Display: 7" capacitive multitouch screen - IPS technology - 1280X800 CPU: Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz Graphics: Quad-Core Mali-400 GPU RAM: 1GB DDR3 Extra features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro sd slot (up to 32GB), front camera, micro USB host, micro HDMI output. You can add this to your tested-devices list. Thanks