[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Mobile

Greg Eames geames at lantic.net
Wed Sep 23 15:53:10 BST 2009

The phone has space for a MMC which is a 256 MB card

-----Original Message-----
From: Charl Wentzel <charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za>
Reply-to: charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za, Ubuntu South African Local
Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Mobile
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:13:26 +0200

What about something like Android?  Or is that too specific and too
large as well?


On Wed, 2009-09-23 at 15:57 +0200, Quintin Beukes wrote: 

> No.
> You don't get uC Ubuntu kernels. The most supported Linux on
> microdevices is uCLinux, and even it won't work. The phone's hardware
> is highly customized, and the O/S is configured for that model alone.
> You can't even install another symbian on that phone.
> Besides, Symbian is much smaller than the Linux kernel. You need about
> 2MB of flash memory at minimum to run a bare bone Linux, with no
> screen support. Only the binutils package, /bin/sh, serial IO and
> networking (not even route, just ifconfig). It's very empty. You might
> be able to store it on the external flash memory and use something
> like uBoot to boot a phone, but like I mentioned there is no Linux
> port for those processors. The ARM processor is a popular uC
> architecture for running Linux on microdevices.
> Quintin Beukes
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Greg Eames <geames at lantic.net> wrote:
> > I have a Nokia 9300i.
> >
> > I want to know if it is possible to remove the Symbian and install a version
> > of ubuntu.
> >
> > Any thoughts or help appreciated.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Greg
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