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#1 stiltskin

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Has anyone been able to get linux running on Gen2 this model?

I found a link to Bodhi that works. But after almost a day I finally discovered it only works with Gen1.

Previously I tried getting Ubuntu. It installed into what looks to be a VNC session. But I'd run it and never was able to connect.

So I upgraded the OS to ICS and found another program in the market that installs linux. I started it running last night. When I went to bed it was checking dependencies for files in the low 300 range. When I woke up it was still checking dependencies, but was a little under 5800. I figured if it was going to take that long just to make sure dependencies were satisfied that it would probably take a couple of forevers to actually install it. So I aborted.

I thought I might try Ubuntu again since I upgraded. But I'd rather go with something a little more certain and quicker if anything is available.

Again, has anyone managed it?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Nevermind. Installed Ubuntu and it works. But I'd rather dual boot. The Ubuntu installer gives a VNC session running from a file, not an actual install. Not overly impressive.

I'll keep looking and see if I can come up with something better. The Bodhi session was supposed to be a dual boot. But I couldn't get it to work on my tablet's generation.




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