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  1. #1
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    Feb 2013

    Ubuntu dual-boot?

    Sorry if this question has been asked before, I didn't see it on the forums, but is it known if it will be possible to have Ubuntu OS dual boot with Windows 8 on a Windows Phone?

  2. #2
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    Re: Ubuntu dual-boot?

    What you are thinking about will only happen if someone is willing to do the development work.

    Note this comment:

    When you install the software, it will wipe Android from your device

    So, it is a mistake to think that the Ubuntu images being released for a couple of Nexus devices are actually dual booting even with Android.

    If the Windows phone has the right sort of hardware then theoretically it might be possible to flash the Ubuntu image onto the phone but you will lose the Windows OS and there may be a possibility of turning your phone into an expensive paper weight!

    Please remember that Canonical is concentrating on helping device makers to get devices to market with Ubuntu pre-installed. Canonical is not in the business of making installable images for every type of device that is on the market. And it is business that we are seeing.

    There is another thing to consider. Will you be able to download another Windows 8 phone image if things should go wrong? This is possible with Android.

    In case anything happens while developing, the system image for Nexus 7 can be found here:

    But is Microsoft will to provide the same?

    Last edited by grahammechanical; February 23rd, 2013 at 06:59 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2013

    Re: Ubuntu dual-boot?

    Thanks, I didn't think that a dual-boot would be possible, but it was an interesting though that came to mind after I saw the possibility of a dualboot with Ubuntu and Android a while back (I think it was on OMG Ubuntu).


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