Is it possible to install open-source Linux distribution like Ubuntu on Android Device?

If so, how would this be accomplished?

  • Have you searched this stackexchange, and found the questions there with previous answers lacking detail for you? What previous steps have you considered? Can you be specific which ones or which steps are failing?
    – wbogacz
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 12:23
  • i would recommend app Linux Deploy and don't remove android, or look for Ubuntu Touch from UBports chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/95316/2019/6/24 android.stackexchange.com/q/213910
    – alecxs
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 12:42
  • @wbogacz Tried AndroNix - Linux on Android without root but it consumes a lot of memory. ANd poor documentation Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 13:21
  • Would like to explore other methods with root & without root Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 13:28
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    @Pluviophile you cannot natively boot Linux on Android device (see How to boot Ubuntu persistent live USB on Android?). But you can run in chroot (if device is rooted) or proot environment. There are plenty of apps which rely on either of both phenomenon, but in my experience using apps adds to your trouble. Just learn how to use chroot (it's very simple because it's same on any Linux environment) and run it yourself on adb or Terminal Emulator app or as init service or remotely e.g. on ssh. It works for any Linux distro. Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 13:30


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