Run Linux in a container on top of Android

Linux Deploy is an open source application for quick and easy installation of the GNU/Linux operating system on Android devices. This free software creates a disk image on flash card, mounts it and installs an Linux OS distribution on it. So, you’ll be able to use systems like Fedora or Ubuntu on your Android device.

 

Linux Deploy for Android
Linux Deploy for Android

Linux Deploy. Quickly install Linux distribution on Android devices

Linux Deploy is amazing and simple. 5 minutes and you’ll have a fully working Linux distribution on your Android device. The applications of the new Linux system are run in a chroot environment and working together with the Android platform. All changes made on the device are reversible, i.e. the application and components can be removed completely. The installation of a distribution is done by downloading files from official mirrors online over the Internet.

Linux Deploy supports multi language interface. You can manage the process of installing the OS, and after installation, you can start and stop services of the new system (there is support for running your scripts) through the UI. The installation process is reported as text in the main application window. During the installation of the Linux distribution, Linux Deploy will adjust the environment, which includes the base system, SSH server, VNC server and desktop environment. The program interface can also manage SSH and VNC settings.

Supported distributions: Debian, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Slackware, RootFS (tgz, tbz2, txz).

 

References

App on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.meefik.linuxdeploy
App Wiki – Instructions and guidelines for Linux Deploy: https://github.com/meefik/linuxdeploy/wiki

Source code

Linux Deploy App: https://github.com/meefik/linuxdeploy
Linux Deploy CLI: https://github.com/meefik/linuxdeploy-cli

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