Two queries about Android installation

Neil Jerram neiljerram at
Mon Apr 26 22:54:39 CEST 2010

Thanks, I'll remember that for the future.  For now I have Android installed the usual way, Android l'm quite impressed.

Jim Ancona <jim at> wrote:

>On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Neil Jerram <neiljerram at>wrote:
>> On 24 April 2010 21:59, James Ancona <jim at> wrote:
>> >
>> > The installer puts all of Android in NAND. After installation the SD card
>> is
>> > only used for extra storage (web downloads, media, etc.) Any FAT
>> formatted
>> > SD card will do. You can run with no SD card in there, but as I recall,
>> some
>> > things don't work.
>> > It should boot other distributions from SD. The modification is because
>> > Andoid uses a different NAND partition layout. If you want to replace
>> > Android with a different distribution in NAND, you should reflash Qi.
>> > Hope that helps!
>> Yes thanks, it does.  It tells me that I can't switch between Debian
>> and Android completely seamlessly - but that I can at least do it by
>> swapping SD cards.  Which is probably OK for now.
>You may be able to partition your SD card so that Android can find a FAT
>partition, yet you can still boot Debian from a different ext3 partition.
>I'm not sure off hand how to do it, but I'd be surprised if it's not
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