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openSUSE 12.3 on Android

May 9th, 2013 by

Here is a new image for your armv7l powered phone or tablet(any recent dual core device should work), you can get openSUSE 12.3 XFCE running on it without the need for repartition, formats, bootloader hacks or sacrificing your nicely running latest android on it. What you need is rooted device with busybox, Android VNC and terminal app installed and 4GB free space on sdcard(internal or external).

Instructions to run it are same as mentioned earlier. In addition to those you can also use LinuxonAndroid app with patched bootscript.sh. Replace /data/data/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid/files/bootscript.sh on your device with the patched one and follow the directions shown here(last 3 images):

openSUSE on android

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9 Responses to “openSUSE 12.3 on Android”

  1. Zac

    This is great to see! if you could drop me an email prehaps we could talk about integrating this into our app, the more distros the better!

  2. ajiep

    great news sir !!!

  3. Hi !!

    Great news!! The openSUSE ARM team is awesome!!
    Sharing this interesting article for spanish speakers in my blog:
    http://victorhckinthefreeworld.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/opensuse-en-android/

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. PG

    How many RAM it requires at least?

  5. App:complete linux install,so easy run opensuse in android.

    we l0ve 0p3nsus3

  6. Francisco

    Hi, I’m trying to run this image on my tab 10.1 but I’m stucked with BusyBox: By default is installed on /system/bin but opensuse.sh is searching for binaries on /sbin. I don’t know what kind of risk I’ll be going thru if I install BusyBox on /sbin instead.

    Another issue I’m having is related to root permissions. My tablet is happily rooted; when I run Terminal I can get # after su commmand but, with certain commands, I’m still getting “You must be root first!” messages.

    Any advice would be appreciated.