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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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
Jul 1, 2014
Truly awesome. This puts back all the stuff which should have been included in the basic android, and then some. If you are a *nix geek, you *need* this. The ability to apt-get a metric ton of packages onto retired devices is simply amazing.
A Google User
Jun 9, 2014
Unbelievable This is amazing! The integration with android is perfect. In effect it gives me a perfect openssh to my android without some half baked app. Also setup my SQL apache and php so I can develop my sites anywhere! I have no interest in the GUI aspect, it's perfect as a debian server. I chose the testing Debian I am running a blue dash 5.0 with android 4.2 rooted
A Google User
Jun 8, 2014
Works great !! I have an Atrix 2 with lapdock and i followed the instructions and.worked very good, wish I could install ubuntu with unity. Great job !x!
A Google User
Jun 1, 2014
Beautiful It installed and worked beautifully in Nexus 7 16Gb. I had to set LANG=en_US. UTF-8 in the 'deb' script in order to use utf accented characters. I also installed bVNC free viewer and the External Keyboard Helper Pro to use the linux windows system with a bluetooth keyboard being able to input accented and control characters (I lost patience with RDP) . Now I can work in the tablet using the same system and tools as in my desktop and laptop. Thanks! 2014-06-01 Now I have debian jessie installed on an external microSD and running on an Asus Transformer TF300T in parallel with Android, with which it can share files.
A Google User
Apr 13, 2014
Working well You may need to set SELINUX mode permissive in order to use Debian properly. Otherwise groupadd/useradd not working.