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iRulu 10.1" Model AX105 with Android 4.2

Install a real Linux in place of Android

UPDATE: Yup, some others have tried this, so I'll collect notes here.

There may be something specific about the iRulu that makes it impossible to do, but it has been done on other systems using the A20 processor. (I wrote to the place that I bought the iRulu from, and they said it can't be done.)

There are some related options. There are some apps offered on the Store that purport to install Linux alongside Android, and some seem to imply even with root access.

Lots of things to investigate--not sure how soon I'll get into any of it.

Older notes:

I plan to google to try to see if anyone has tried this. I see some advantages--root access should be automatic. I'm not sure how easy it will be to get some of the same features / applications in Linux as in Android--some things to consider:

  • The YouTube app seems to work fairly well to deal with the stuttering / pausing problem--I'm not sure the equivalent application exists for "real" Linux
  • OTOH, if I end up playing FreeCiv (which I should avoid ;-), I like the features / flexibility in the Linux version.

Some things I'd like from a full Linux install:

  • re-use of more of my Linux experience / knowledge
  • better copy and paste, including:
    • easier selection (swipe??)
    • something like Klipper--a c&p with multiple buffers

If I do something like this, I'll want to reconsider all the thoughts I had once about minimizing writes to a solid state hard drive (things like turning off the thing that updates the last accessed date on a file each time it is read).





  • () RandyKramer - 2014-03-24
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