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Wormhole

I have dualboot, and I want setup Debian as the primary boot. How to change it?
nullr0ute
QUOTE(Wormhole @ Jun 17 2018, 08:57 PM) *
I have dualboot, and I want setup Debian as the primary boot. How to change it?


You probably missed the checkmark on this page. Not sure how to edit after the fact. Maybe check the difference in the scatter files?
galodoido
QUOTE(Wormhole @ Jun 17 2018, 03:57 PM) *
I have dualboot, and I want setup Debian as the primary boot. How to change it?



http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Gemini_Firmware

http://support.planetcom.co.uk/download/partitionTool.html

In this case you have to flash again the gemini pda .

But it is not a good idea, because if you charge gemini ( with gemini power off ) , it will load linux and the screen will stay at prompt login . But if android is the primary boot , the charging is OK. ( like any other android device ).

Surely there must be another way without having to do a new installation, but would have to search the internet. It is not very common to have android and linux on the same machine.
mithrandir
Just reflash the boot partitions. Flash the linux_boot.img into boot is and boot-verifyed.img respectively patched_boot.img (for rooted android) into linux_boot. You can do this by simply selecting the files in the flashtool. For not loosing data make sure to uncheck all other partitions.
Wormhole
QUOTE(nullr0ute @ Jun 17 2018, 11:35 AM) *
QUOTE(Wormhole @ Jun 17 2018, 08:57 PM) *
I have dualboot, and I want setup Debian as the primary boot. How to change it?


You probably missed the checkmark on this page. Not sure how to edit after the fact. Maybe check the difference in the scatter files?


Damn, I totally missed that one out. I hope I can edit it afterwards...
Wormhole
QUOTE(mithrandir @ Jun 17 2018, 12:22 PM) *
Just reflash the boot partitions. Flash the linux_boot.img into boot is and boot-verifyed.img respectively patched_boot.img (for rooted android) into linux_boot. You can do this by simply selecting the files in the flashtool. For not loosing data make sure to uncheck all other partitions.


Thanks, it works great. But one little problem, I format it first, the scatter file don't accept reflashing. But with Timeshift (backup) it was easy recovering.
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