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Linux Deploy is open-source software for quick and easy installation of the operating system (OS) GNU/Linux on your Android device.
The application creates a disk image on a flashcard, mounts it, and installs an OS distribution. Applications of the new system are run in a chroot environment and work together with the Android platform. All changes made on the device are reversible, i.e. the application and components can be removed completely. Installation of a distribution is done by downloading files from official mirrors online over the internet. The application requires superuser rights (ROOT).
Linux Deploy supports a multi-language interface. You can manage the process of installing the OS, and after installation, you can start and stop services of the new system (there is support for running your scripts) through the UI. The installation process is reported as text in the main application window. During the installation, the program will adjust the environment, which includes the base system, SSH server, VNC server, and desktop environment. The program interface can also manage SSH and VNC settings.
Installing a new operating system takes about 15 minutes. The recommended minimum size of a disk image is 1024 MB (with LXDE), and without a GUI – 512 MB. When you install Linux on the flash card with the FAT32 file system, the image size should not exceed 4095 MB! After the initial setup, the password for SSH and VNC are generated automatically. The password can be changed through “Properties -> User password” or standard OS tools (passwd, vncpasswd).
Supported distributions: Alpine, Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, Arch, Fedora, CentOS, Slackware, Docker, RootFS (tgz, tbz2, txz)
Installation type: file, partition, RAM, directory
Supported file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4
Supported architectures: ARM, ARM64, x86, x86_64, emulation mode (ARM ~ x86)
I/O interfaces: CLI, SSH, VNC, X server, framebuffer
Management interfaces (CLI): Android terminal (or adb), telnet, web browser (web terminal)
Desktop environment: XTerm, LXDE, Xfce, MATE, other (manual configuration)
Supported languages: multi-language interface
Linux Deploy comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under license GPLv3.