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    Anybody replaced Android for a proper Linix OS yet?

    As I recall it was possible to install a Linux operating system on the eee PC. Has anybody achieved this yet on Transformer.

    I ask because the Transformer behaves more like a mobile phone than a tablet and I need full control as I would have with an Linux system rather than the somewhat promiscuous system used by mobile phones.

    Cna anybody help please?
    Budgie



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    Maybe you could get those cyanmod guys who are porting Android to the Touchpad to port WebOS to the Transformer for you?

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    Some enterprising folks have gotten Ubuntu running on the TF but it's still very much a tinkerers project and not a day to day usable solution.

    Read all about it at [DEV] Ubuntu on the Transformer (eMMC install) - xda-developers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie View Post
    As I recall it was possible to install a Linux operating system on the eee PC. Has anybody achieved this yet on Transformer.

    I ask because the Transformer behaves more like a mobile phone than a tablet and I need full control as I would have with an Linux system rather than the somewhat promiscuous system used by mobile phones.

    Cna anybody help please?
    Budgie
    Have you considered rooting the TF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie View Post
    I ask because the Transformer behaves more like a mobile phone than a tablet and I need full control as I would have with an Linux system rather than the somewhat promiscuous system used by mobile phones.
    That word, I do not think it means what you think it means

    Jeffrey the mod has the best solution for you. Root it, and you have full control over it. Install busybox and you have a command line interface.

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    You can dual boot honeycomb and ubuntu linux.

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    Hi Jeffrey,
    Not a coder so want to avoid bricking the device. I had hoped to telnet in first to see what was there. Do you have access name and pw?
    If there are threads on this and the Ubuntu they would be much appreciated.
    Thanks for the reply,
    Budgie
    [edit]
    Thats the trouble with multi tasking! Can I rephrase? I am trying to telnet to an Asus O!Play HD2 and need login pw. OT for this forum

    What I need to do with Transformer is know how to root. I tried CIFSManager and now can address my samba shares but as guest they wont' play. Trouble is I do not have/know default user ID on Transformer. A few more clues would help please.
    Budgie
    Last edited by Budgie; 09-22-2011 at 11:00 AM.

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    You don't want to risk bricking your device but you're asking about replacing Android on the tablet with a more regular version of Linux?

    (puts on best lawyer voice)

    Any attempt to replace the stock operating system that came preinstalled with the tablet carries a non zero risk that your tablet will be non operable after the update. If an attempt is made to install a non authorized operating system on the tablet, the warranty will be void.

    Argh. That was awful...

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    Thanks for that theimmc. I first wish to have a look round without necessarily making any changes. Others with far more knowledge and skill than I will no doubt pave the way for any more radical options.

    Budgie

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimmc View Post
    You don't want to risk bricking your device but you're asking about replacing Android on the tablet with a more regular version of Linux?

    (puts on best lawyer voice)

    Any attempt to replace the stock operating system that came preinstalled with the tablet carries a non zero risk that your tablet will be non operable after the update. If an attempt is made to install a non authorized operating system on the tablet, the warranty will be void.

    Argh. That was awful...
    You would be luckier if your TF belongs to B60 or B50 series. If your TF is one of the latest B70 series then you may not be so lucky at all.
    So first check the series and be ready to do lots of research!

    I have succesfully rooted my TF and running a completely different ROM on it - I have better control over the TF now.

    But any control using Busybox is a bit of a problem as the Busybox itself would limit what you can and can not do.

    These days I am looking for a way to compile some native utilities so that I can have more control over my TF.
    VLBaindoor

 

 
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