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Booting your PC into Linux, using only your phone

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I've been having fun over the last few days with putting a Linux installation onto the SD card in my phone, so that I can then boot my computer up from it. Just plug the phone into any old PC, reboot, tell it to boot off the USB device, and there you go... all my docs are now stored encrypted on my phone, and I can even mount the encrypted partition directly on the phone if I want so that I can get to the files when I'm on the move.

So far I've been using a rather slow 16GB SDHC card, and it still works brilliantly. I have a class 10 32GB card in the post, and when that arrives, I'll probably end up with a 12GB /home partition stored on the phone. How cool is that?

Full details here:

How to use your Android phone as a Linux live USB stick

J.

PS Posting this in the Desire forum but it ought to work on any Android phone as far as I can see.

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I've been having fun over the last few days with putting a Linux installation onto the SD card in my phone, so that I can then boot my computer up from it. Just plug the phone into any old PC, reboot, tell it to boot off the USB device, and there you go... all my docs are now stored encrypted on my phone, and I can even mount the encrypted partition directly on the phone if I want so that I can get to the files when I'm on the move.

Thanks for posting. :D I hadn't thought about that but it's a good idea and a nice guide.

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