2011/9/27 Stephen John Smoogen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 15:01, Kellerman <email@example.com> wrote:I am not sure you will be able to dual boot android and fedora. Phones
> Hi people, before all sorry for my bad english, I am latinoamerican
> Ambassador, especifically in Venezuelan, I have a smartphone Huawei, Model
> UM840. Actually is smartphone leader in Movilnet Carrier.
> My idea is: Run Fedora in um840 to promote Fedora in my country.
> um840 use a ARM11 Family processor, Qualcomm 7200A at 528Mhz with 198mb RAM.
> The phone have Android OS (2.1).
> if Android is based in Linux Kernel, then I think in port Fedora Linux to
> but I have two problems.
> 1) I don't know a bootloader to dual boot (Android + Fedora)
> 2) I don't know How to port Fedora 12 Arm in readable binary image for
boot up in completely different way than IBM systems. Depending on the
phone, the parts are hardwired in such a way to boot specifically to
spot X which then must do a specific thing or the phone reboots itself
or shuts down. This makes it so you can only have one image on a
The second thing is that a phone is not a PC. This means that the
various busses (PCI, etc) may exist only in some sort of emulated form
IF the right kernel is booted. Basically I don't think it would be an
easy push to get Fedora to work on the phone and there would be a very
good chance we would permanently brick the phone in trying to do so.
> Again, sorry for my bad english & thanks.Your english is quite good. My apologies that I can not converse in Espanol.
> Kellerman Rivero (kelito)
> Fedora Ambassador
> arm mailing list
Stephen J Smoogen.
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