Hi there I am pretty good with computers and know more than the average person. But im not sure how i would go about this or if it is even possible. What I want to know is if it would be possible to install a full linux distribution on a rooted playbook.
Or what I can do with root access to simulate a linux distribution
The bootloader is locked, so only RIM's OS can be loaded.
has no-one been able to hack it? There must be some code demons out there who can crack the boot-loader....The HTC sensation was boot-locked, took about a month for the revolutionary team to sort that out
Wonder how many people would swap QNX for Android if they could?
It would be possible in the upcoming release of dingleberry 4.0 were "/base" can be permanatly modified, meaning that custom firmwares (or to say a custom linux distro) can be loaded into the device for more info check out the relase notes in dingleberry.it
I was reading up on a few tech articles, one I linked (edited the post to do so), saying native QNX applications can be made and run on it. So basically that was what I was wondering.
It has to run some form of a window manager.
That article is from last year the QNX os listed is their PC desktop. Just states they figured out QNX compiler could work on apps to make a bar file. If you want the load it on your PC it's on QNX website. But there is no reason it would be on the PlayBook.
Technically, if the loader is locked, the only solutions are to use a virtual machine or a chroot.
You can try to chroot a specific directory and then install a linux distro in it. You'll need a VNC player to access the desktop. I did it with my smartphone (under Android) a couple of months ago.
Chroot's won't work. All you are doing is changing the root directory. The kernel is still QNX.
Is there any reason you want Linux instead of QNX? They are both UNIX-based OS.
Things like 'ls', 'grep', 'df', 'cat', 'find', 'pidin', 'elvis' all work as they would on Linux, right now on your Playbook.
Any other open-source (command-line OR GUI) Linux software can be compiled to work on your Playbook.
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