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jonfr
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Running Gentoo Linux on mobile phones ? Reply with quote

Does anyone know if it is possible to run Gentoo Linux on a mobile phone. The phone that I have in mind is the SonyEricsson X1 type. But from SonyEricsson it runs Windows mobile and I am no fan of the mess that windows really is. So I want to replace it with Gentoo Linux when I buy the phone sometimes next year possible.
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mardicas
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think gentoo is a good choice for a mobile device.
The compiling of programs would be a pain in the a** and gentoo is not ment for something like that, it is to big imho.
Check out the familiar project.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mardicas wrote:
I dont think gentoo is a good choice for a mobile device.
The compiling of programs would be a pain in the a** and gentoo is not ment for something like that, it is to big imho.
Check out the familiar project.


i think, too
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first check if the linux kernel was ported to your mobile phone...then if yes you could install linux but...
normaly someone would think that given that there are cross-toolchain,uclibc profiles etc...it woud be doable to install gentoo on a mobile phone but it's not the case because the cross-toolchains in gentoo don't handle the cross-compilation well:
for instance i wanted to cross-compile weechat for arm but as the compilation depends on running tests it failled...
openembedded,and scratchbox can handle this...prefer open embeded in order to build a full distro...
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