WishNu — Linux on Android

WishNu — Linux on Android

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NOW Wishnu can connect TV via HDMI and keyboard and mouse with USB host!

Wishnu is a full linux desktop launched on android phone.

We have created Android application which starts Debian on android mobile device with one click (no need to type any commands in the terminal etc).

We have also written desktop client application which shows Debian desktop running on mobile phone on the PC or laptop with wide screen, mouse and keyboard, so this actually turns the solution to the docking station like Motorola Lapdock or devices such as Pocket Desktop, but much better, cause you don't need to buy additional docking station device and you will immediately receive a lot of of common desktop applications available from Debian MIPS/ARM repositories (even pdf document viewers, image editors, office with spreadsheets and presentations editors etc).

Also device SD card available inside chrooted system in /media/sharedSD dir.

Currently Wishnu uses Debian 5.0 ARM image. We are planning to add more customized and fresh Debian and Ubuntu OS images.

System requirements
PC client
- OS Windows XP, Vista, 7 (x86) or Linux (x86, x64)
- Java Runtime Environment must be pre-installed.
- Device ADB driver on Windows (on linux no adb driver needed, but adb server should be started as root in most cases)

Android device
- Mobile processor 500 MHz, 256 mb RAM (Recommended: processor 1 GHz and >512 mb RAM)
- Android OS 1.5 or higher.
- The device must be rooted.

How to use WishNu:
1. Start the mobile app and press the "Start" button. Don't forget, the image must be present in your phone's SD card for everything to work.
2. Use the USB cable to connect the phone to your PC.
3. Run the desktop application. The name (serial number) of your phone should appear on the screen.
4. Double click the name.

Visit wishnu.org for more details.

Tags: wishnu apk, linux pdf, linuxon.com, linux desktop, linux phone, linux, usbdeviceinfo.apk, linux screenshot, debian phones, linux connect tools.

Recently changed in this version

- New interface
- Built-in VNC client (see linux desktop on your mobile device screen!)
- Better support for multiple sdcards and storages
- Run on Novo7 Paladin
- Bugfixes and improvements

-Now you also can use Wishnu synbiosis https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.phystech.wishnusimbiosis

Comments and ratings for WishNu — Linux on Android
  • (54 stars)

    by Ali Fuat Demirel on 30/03/2014

    program should show the distro via basic explorer including 2 root,sdcard and sdcard2(all device) otherwise for small memory can't download any linux in phone.

  • (54 stars)

    by Michael Arnold on 11/02/2014

    No Dev support been waiting a week for a reply email. Guess the app didn't correctly download the image

  • (54 stars)

    by Scootch Tastic on 11/12/2013

    Testing all Linux OS USB Loaders for the Android phone. Running SLAX and PEN LINUX (verification 200 MB and 50 MB). This version has been scanned using avast! v2.x.x and KAV v x.x.146 Retail = virus free! Trying all / APK backup now. Testing other Linux O

  • (54 stars)

    by onilink422 on 28/10/2013

    Waited about more than an hour for the download.. System would never boot.

  • (54 stars)

    by Jeffery Anderson on 15/08/2013

    blank black screen when I open the app... I'll try again later.

  • (54 stars)

    by Brian Soria on 19/06/2013

    It keeps giving me the error "OS Start failed (timeout expired)"

  • (54 stars)

    by Ryan Granger on 08/03/2013

    Need options to save system image to different location. I had to download the image via browser and move file manually as app downloaded kept crashing Upon trying to load system it frozen on final step. I can't attempt to fix latter as there is no debu