Can I run OpenBSD on my phone?
Alan Corey <alan01346 <at> gmail.com>
2015-02-15 17:46:49 GMT
I'm not talking full control of all functions, I just mean putting an
image into an sdcard partition and being able to boot it from Android
and use it. Hopefully be able to build at least some ports on it.
OK, I'm new here. I've had a Raspberry Pi for maybe 2 years, run
Debian on it but I've played with FreeBSD on there. I've been running
OpenBSD on i386 machines since about 2001.
A few weeks ago I got an Android phone (my first), added a 64 gig
sdcard, installed Debian. Frankly between Android and Debian I'm
getting sick of the bloatware. 20 years ago I was plinking around
teaching myself i386 assembly language and writing programs that were
under 100 bytes. Android Studio is almost a 1 gig download and they
recommend 4 gigs of RAM to run it.
This Debian doesn't even have direct access to the hardware, you
communicate with it by ssh and vnc. Can there be X video drivers, a
way to attach gpsd to the GPS hardware, use the Android keyboard,
connect to the WiFi, bluetooth, USB, camera, and sensors? I'm not
sure what I want but I feel like I don't have access to the hardware I
own. An OpenBSD dmesg would be a good start.
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