Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Canonical has an item on their site called Ubuntu for Android. This is a special distribution of Ubuntu which integrates with the Android system. Their website mentions that it is specifically targetted at manufacturers.

However, I would also like to install this, does anybody know if this is possible at all? and if so, how this can be done.

share|improve this question
thanks I missed that. –  bquast May 14 '12 at 13:27
@sr_ Ubuntu questions are not off-topic here. That being said, I think bquast's question is already addressed on AU: Ubuntu.sh on Android Phone –  Gilles May 14 '12 at 22:27
As far as I can see the link you provide is about a different Ubuntu on Android version. Ubuntu for Linux is a special distribution for android that is not run using virtualisation but uses the same kernel. –  bquast May 15 '12 at 6:43

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

I couldn't find any publicly available distributions of Ubuntu for Android, but the idea must similar to installing a GNU/Linux distribution into a chroot, like here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/20124/4319 .

share|improve this answer

You can't ubuntu for android is an option to be included in the phones by manufacturers.

As least that is what I understand.

share|improve this answer
Please provide some notes that supports your answer. –  mtk Jan 30 '13 at 8:05

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.