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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Free
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4.3
User ratings
365
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
493 kb
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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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 25, 2014
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. Recent updates caused the mouse pointers to no longer track, wheezy and Precise, may be issue with the otherwise excellent XSDL server
A Google User
Nov 25, 2014
The best app so far Does what it promises. You have to follow the instructions very carefully, it's easy to break the installation. At the bottom it says it's not perfect, I'm trying to get audio working at the moment.
A Google User
Nov 20, 2014
Valid 'su' command not found... ... although the device (Nexus 5, Chainfire autorooted, Android 5.0) is rooted.
A Google User
Nov 12, 2014
its good but there is problem in when ever it creates image file after creating a error is shown by it telling that can't create"/new-root/" something like this please tell me how to solve this problem
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
Works better then paid apps! I've tried three other apps to get the simple function of a linux command line term in my keyocera rise. My phone is not powerful in any stretch of the sense but runs the kit seemlessly. Go ahead and put a donate app on the market. I'll send a buck your way.