Booting Android

To boot Android,
First boot gumstix and make sure that the USB flash memory is mounted.

root@gumstix-custom-verdex:~$ mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type jffs2 (rw,sync,noatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/root on /dev/.static/dev type jffs2 (rw,sync)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
tmpfs on /var/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
tmpfs on /media/ram type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/sda on /media/hdd type ext2 (rw)

Then execute following command:

chroot /media/hdd/adnroid-root /init

You will see Andoird on gumstix.

If you want to boot Android directly after power on gumstix,


Make this file as following contents:

# Start android by chroot
start() {
       echo "Starting android..."
       /usr/sbin/chroot /media/hdd/android-root /init
case "$1" in
        echo $"Usage: $0 {start}"
        exit 1

exit $?

Add execute permission:

chmod a+x /etc/init.d/android

And in order to execute this script at default run level 5 booting, make symlink as follows:

root@gumstix-custom-verdex:~$ cd /etc/rc5.d/
root@gumstix-custom-verdex:~$ ln -s ../init.d/android S99android

This script will be executed at the end of gumstix linux booting process and Android will directly boot.

by Satoshi OTSUKA

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Last-modified: 2009-05-12 (Tue) 06:04:27 (5449d)