[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on android.

Grant Sewell dcglug at thymox.co.uk
Mon Jun 6 14:24:52 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 14:12 +0100, Dave Hanson wrote:
>> Does anyone know of an emulator type application which could run
>> native Ubuntu programs on my Samsung galaxy s2, running android?
>> Perhaps even a way to dual boot it to run the desktop edition or maybe
>> meego?
> No such thing exists. The closest possibilities are:
> 1. Port the Ubuntu ARM release to the S2 hardware. Depending on your
> definition of fun, that will not be fun.
> 2. Use a VNC client on the S2 to connect to a normal Ubuntu desktop.

There are a number of systems around where you can install an ARM
Ubuntu inside a chroot environment, run it with a VNC server as it's
primary X output and then connect to it using an Android VNC client
application.  It is not a particularly fast method but it works.


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