Further Reading

Jay Freeman, "Debian and Android Together on G1" (Nov 2008).

  • first reported installation of Debian on an Android device

Gael Perron, "Linux Installer"

  • the first Debian installer on Android Market (now Google Play).
  • uses the classic chroot method of installing Debian on Android

Sven-Ola Tuecke, "Debian Kit for Android."

  • bind-mounts Debian to the root of the Android file system (i.e. does not use chroot)
  • gives Debian full access to the Android file system

Mikael Q. Kuisma, "Integrating GNU/Linux with Android the Matrix Way"

  • instead of running Debian in a chroot, Kuisma runs Android in a chroot
  • During the device's initialization process, Debian is mounted first, then Debian transfers control to the chroot'ed Android.

Guardian Project, "Lil' Debi"

  • classic chroot and then mounts Android partitions in Debian space
  • Debian user sees a fusion of both Debian and Android systems

Anton Skshidlevsky (meefik), "Linux Deploy"

  • classic chroot method
  • offers a wide selection of GNU/Linux distributions



  • GNU/Linux operating system
  • has supported the ARM processor (in most phones and tablets) since 2000


  • open-source operating system based on Android


  • provides a subset of Debian pre-configured for educational networks
  • identifies open-source software suitable for use in schools (among other goals)

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