I have the following scenario:

A user have a Android OS tablet that have Android 4.0

The tablet have a full USB port (not the mini USB port)

The user have a thumbdrive that have a boot from USB version Ubuntu.

Is it possible and how do the user goes about booting the USB Ubuntu on an Android OS tablet?

This also apply to any boot from USB version OS.

  • Two questions: What tablet? and Can the tablet boot from a thumbdrive? – t0mm13b Jan 30 '13 at 2:49
  • @t0mm13b The tablet is this store.archos.com/carbon-android-tablet-p-5031.html. But I would like to know how can I know that if that tablet can boot from a thumbdrive? (is it that I have to use some Apps that will tell me that this particular tablet can boot from a thumbdrive or ???) – Jack Jan 30 '13 at 9:40

Short answer: No. Longer answer: The thumb-drive version of Ubuntu is for x86 processors. There are ways to run Ubuntu in Android, all of them requiring a Ubuntu port with an ARM architecture. Search for Complete Linux Installer in the Play Store for basic stuff. It will rum on top of Android in a virtualized environment, and you can connect to its environment and everything. Just download the image and put it on your flash drive instead.

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  • What if you have an android tablet with an intel CPU? I have an iView i700 with an Intel Dual Core CloverTrail+Z2520 processor. Which near as I can tell is a 32-bit x86 CPU. I'm frustrated by my inability to move apps to the sdcard (I'm beginning to hate KitKat) – Elder Geek Feb 26 '15 at 19:15

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