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THIS REVIEW IS OUTDATED DEBIAN IS NOW FIXED AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE FOLLOWING THREAD:http://www.slatedroid.com/flytouch-epad/6636-firmware-debian-v0-3-flytouch-sd-bootable.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi, lately i was trying to boot debian over a SD card on my flytouch.I got to boot quite well, but then is where the problems started.Here is how i made it to boot.I followed RUGHALT way to install debian on eken wich i repost down here:Warning and disclaimer! If you mess up with SD card numbers, you can overwrite some important files (like, for example a hard drive). Also, I take no responsibility for any damage these instructions may cause. Remember, read everything that appears on screen, and read it twice. These instructions worked for me, but the may not work for you.1. Prepare your SD CardA bit of warning - these instructions will delete first partition of your SD card, but prevent "Access denied" errors. * Run cmd as Administrator * Start "diskpart" * Write "list disk", and make note of your SD Card disk number * Write "select disk [your SD card number]" * Write "select partition 1" * Write "delete partition" * Write "exit"2. Flash Debian imageCommand line wayFirst, you have to get flashnul from this site: http://shounen.ru/soft/flashnul/. Unpack it somewhere, and copy downloaded debian-m001 image into flashnul folder. Next, open cmd as Administrator and: * Navigate into "flashnul" directory created earlier * Write "flashnul -p -k", and write down you SD card number (not drive letter) * Write "flashnul [your SD card number] -P -k -L debian-m001" * Wait until flashing finishes * Viola!Windows wayDownload this utility: http://dragonshorn.info/files/DebianInstall.zip, unpack it, and copy debian-m001 into unpacked directory. Run DebianInstall.exe as Administrator, select your SD Card and press Install.As this is initial version of the tool, it does not repair access denied error yet, but in future versions, it will. Also, no warranties and responsibilities, if you break something down.(Note: The sd card must be 1gb or greater, and also some 1gb sd cards arent large enough sometimes they are 960mb causing the img not to copy entirerly and breaking debian load)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------I've used the following debian img to the installation http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6374682/debian-m001-v0.3.img.bz2 (Thanks to JACOB019)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you followed the the steps right you should now be able to boot debian.Now is where the issues comes:At first i've noticed that the touchscreen Y-Axis was mirrored (up goes down, down goes up). Pretty annoying thing, tryed to use some fixes posted by JACOB019:1. Copy touchcal over from android2. You can adjust the evdev settings in /etc/X11/xorg.confOption "InvertX" "Bool"Option "InvertY" "Bool"evdev documentation: EVDEV(4) manual pageBut when i invert axises in Xorg.conf, nothing happens and when i put touchcal from my eken on the ext2 partition, mouse pointer gets stuck on the top left corner of the screen.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Another thing that's bugging me is, that i can only get to boot debian once, when i force shutdown the Epad it wont boot again giving me a partition error.If someone is more experienced over running debian on Epad, please post your advances so we all get to use it on our Epads.Thanks in advance, try it and enjoy.Cheers.----------------------------------Edit------------------------------------------------------Heres the mini review video:
 

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@kiarov: I think you need to change:Option "InvertX" "Bool"Option "InvertY" "Bool"into this:Option "InvertX" "true" (or give it false, as x-axis not inverting)Option "InvertY" "true"and for the damage partition, it's best to fsck using linux machine, or use livecd/liveusb linux, from console execute this:sudo fsck.ext2 -fy /dev/mmcblk0p2 (second partition of SD, as far as i can remember it's ext2)If not sure about location of the SD partition (some machine/pc/laptop, treated mmcblk as usual disk, so it's become sdb, sdc, etc), execute dmesg from console will show the exact location (usually at the last line of dmesg result)
 

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[quote name='solmich;48199]@kiarov: I think you need to [URL=change:Option]change:Option[/URL] "InvertX" "Bool"Option "InvertY" "Bool"into [URL=this:Option]this:Option[/URL] "InvertX" "true" (or give it false' date=' as x-axis not inverting)Option "InvertY" "true"and for the damage partition, it's best to fsck using linux machine, or use livecd/liveusb linux, from console execute [URL=this:sudo]this:sudo[/URL] fsck.ext2 -fy /dev/mmcblk0p2 (second partition of SD, as far as i can remember it's ext2)If not sure about location of the SD partition (some machine/pc/laptop, treated mmcblk as usual disk, so it's become sdb, sdc, etc), execute dmesg from console will show the exact location (usually at the last line of dmesg result)[/QUOTE'] GREAT! thanks a lot, i will test it and post a video on how it goes.
 

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nice video.ive been watching your video and feel the different of our android with Linux. Linux' GUI is so traditional, i remember when i was using Montavista (Linux Distro for mobile phone), the Debian looks like Qtopia Distro.i smile when u press the screen and youve got slow reaction of OS...but no problemo, One small step for Debian, one giant leap for Epad.hahaha
 

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[quote name='andreimoto;50134]nice video.ive been watching your video and feel the different of our android with Linux. Linux' GUI is so traditional' date=' i remember when i was using Montavista (Linux Distro for mobile phone), the Debian looks like Qtopia Distro.i smile when u press the screen and youve got slow reaction of OS...but no problemo, One small step for Debian, one giant leap for Epad.hahaha[/QUOTE'] Hahaahaha indeed a giant leap. I wish someone with more knowledge would take this in hands and make it work, at least fixing wifi connection since i didn't figure how to make it work yet.
 

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Any news?
nothing yet, the screen isn't inverted anymore but the calibration thing still got a lot of issues. The wifi doesn't work either and im melting my brain trying to figure this out with the low knowledge i have on linux. The wifi chip on flytouch are exactly the same. But i can't get it to work i've tried a lot of diferent soultions and fixes but is always the same, i've also noticed since this is an eken firmware it loads using 128mb of ram. Tried to modify it on scriptcmd but i only made it to freeze on load screen.I really hope this encourages some developers to get it function correctly.
 

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I've seen you got wifi working. Compiments! :)Are there many things to fix before you release a working zip file with debian for our ePads?
 

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I've seen you got wifi working. Compiments! :)Are there many things to fix before you release a working zip file with debian for our ePads?
In fact im preparing the zip right now. I will upload it later, i has wifi OK, boot 256mb ram Ok, and other stuff.
 

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flash player possible in the debian android?????
 

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[quote name='kiarov;51901]In fact im preparing the zip right now. I will upload it later' date=' i has wifi OK, boot 256mb ram Ok, and other stuff.[/QUOTE'] Great! I am looking forward to it. If I understood it well, it works as a live distribution, from the SD Card, right? If I want to to get back to Android I just have to remove the sd?
 

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flash player possible in the debian android?????
I don't think Flash would run well on a 300mhz CPU. It's more probable someone might hack FlashLite into running, but it's just my opionion.
 

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i only have interest in using it for flash based apps and menus
 

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I suspect it wouldn't run well anyways on such a low-spec cpu. Anyways, who knows... let's see how development goes. Meanwhile I'm already happy running debian on my ePad
 

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flash player possible in the debian android?????
In theory it is possible but i haven't tested it yet. Anyway i think it would run pretty slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
 

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LOL, I thought you were writing to announce the availability of the zip with Debian ;) ;) ;) Just Joking, keep up with the good work, and I'll patience
 
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