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The Linux Support page has been updated - you can now download the following items:

- Flashing tool
- Flashing tool drivers
- Android firmware
- Debian firmware, technology preview version

http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_Support
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 02:06:15 am by user »

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 11:01:48 am »
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The Linux Support page has been updated - you can now download the following items:

- Flashing tool
- Flashing tool drivers
- Android firmware
- Debian firmware, technology preview version

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

From the planetcom Linux support website:
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Linux Support
Linux Installation Notes.

The following steps will allow you to flash an original Android firmware or a Linux dual boot firmware. At the moment the flash tool only supports Windows.

Did anyone else have a face palm moment?
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 12:12:48 pm »
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Did anyone else have a face palm moment?

Um, yeah. I'm surprised they didn't provide an OS/2 installer. Or maybe DOS (2.11 or earlier). Because it's well known that all people who want Linux devices have machines sitting around running on undesirable operating systems.

Actually, that's not fair -- OS/2 and DOS 2.11 were perfectly desirable operating systems.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 03:32:05 pm »
I looked at the debian TP  in its scatter file and I'm confused about userdata/linux-boot they seem to be copied in the same physical region albeit a different partition index?

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 04:46:47 pm »
If anyone wants to look at the Debian rootfs then (under linux)...

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sudo mount -t auto Gemini_Debian_TP/debian.img /mnt

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 02:04:32 am »
Linux Kernel Config for 3.18.41 (linux_boot.img) https://paste.ee/p/Y1wXM
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 06:34:54 am »
Ooh, a quick glance shows Cgroup support. Has anyone tried docker?

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 06:35:23 am »
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Did anyone else have a face palm moment?

Um, yeah. I'm surprised they didn't provide an OS/2 installer. Or maybe DOS (2.11 or earlier). Because it's well known that all people who want Linux devices have machines sitting around running on undesirable operating systems.

Actually, that's not fair -- OS/2 and DOS 2.11 were perfectly desirable operating systems.
wtf. Are you really comparing Linux to obsolete systems like OS/2 and DOS?

I also run Windows only in VM. Not complaining, however I totally understand those, who miss proper Linux/OS X builds of the tools. Your comment is totally missing the point.

Gemini is based on Linux (even Android is using Linux kernel) and the flash tool is Windows-only? The Grench's comment is totally valid and understandable.

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 10:03:07 am »
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Did anyone else have a face palm moment?

Um, yeah. I'm surprised they didn't provide an OS/2 installer. Or maybe DOS (2.11 or earlier). Because it's well known that all people who want Linux devices have machines sitting around running on undesirable operating systems.

Actually, that's not fair -- OS/2 and DOS 2.11 were perfectly desirable operating systems.
wtf. Are you really comparing Linux to obsolete systems like OS/2 and DOS?

I also run Windows only in VM. Not complaining, however I totally understand those, who miss proper Linux/OS X builds of the tools. Your comment is totally missing the point.

Gemini is based on Linux (even Android is using Linux kernel) and the flash tool is Windows-only? The Grench's comment is totally valid and understandable.
I didn't realize that my comment could be taken to mean the opposite of what I intended. I wasn't likening Linux to those venerable operating systems, I was listing some other operating systems that Linux users are unlikely to be using. So a Windows-based Linux installer is for at least some of us as useless as a DOS-based or OS/2-based one.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 11:55:16 pm »
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The Linux Support page has been updated - you can now download the following items:

- Flashing tool
- Flashing tool drivers
- Android firmware
- Debian firmware, technology preview version

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

Has anyone who has a Gemini actually tried Debian on it?

I don't think I've seen any reviews on here about the Linux experience. Lots of comments about what the Android is like though.
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 01:38:20 am »
I've downloaded the tools and the image, but when I tried to unzip the image it says it is corrupt. I have tried downloading it a couple of times using different methods but same result every time,

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The Linux Support page has been updated - you can now download the following items:

- Flashing tool
- Flashing tool drivers
- Android firmware
- Debian firmware, technology preview version

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

Has anyone who has a Gemini actually tried Debian on it?

I don't think I've seen any reviews on here about the Linux experience. Lots of comments about what the Android is like though.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 03:42:08 am »
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I've downloaded the tools and the image, but when I tried to unzip the image it says it is corrupt. I have tried downloading it a couple of times using different methods but same result every time,

J

I downloaded all in Mac OS X and all folders unzip well. Then, I cannot try if the images are correctly unzipped, I reckon yes, considering that the OS hasn't complaint about errors...
Recently they have uploaded new version of tools, maybe you could try deleting all and download again.

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 12:07:57 am »
Tried again from another PC but still the same thing, I notice when you unzip there is a folder specifically for MAC, don't know the significance but maybe it will work on MAC. I have had no luck downloading  and unzipping using Windows or Linux,

Thx

J

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I've downloaded the tools and the image, but when I tried to unzip the image it says it is corrupt. I have tried downloading it a couple of times using different methods but same result every time,

J

I downloaded all in Mac OS X and all folders unzip well. Then, I cannot try if the images are correctly unzipped, I reckon yes, considering that the OS hasn't complaint about errors...
Recently they have uploaded new version of tools, maybe you could try deleting all and download again.

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 02:34:43 am »
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Tried again from another PC but still the same thing, I notice when you unzip there is a folder specifically for MAC, don't know the significance but maybe it will work on MAC. I have had no luck downloading  and unzipping using Windows or Linux,

Thx

J

no, that folder means that the file was created on a Mac, you can ignore it.
Here (in a Mac) I can download and unzip it well.

Please, delete your downloaded files in \Downloads and C:\users\*username*\download folders (Windows), if you already haven't tried it.

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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 04:24:31 am »
Someone had to try it...

I just used SP_Flash_Tool_exe_Linux_v5.1804.00.100.zip and reflashed the Android image from my Linux laptop. I started with reading the NVRAM image which read fine then flashed Gemini_Android_1_1_0 again. It all worked and I got a new setup screen and configured for google etc again. I made and received a phone call fine.

Can't remember where I downloaded it from! Probably on here somewhere
https://forum.xda-developers.com/general/ro...llinux-t3160802

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