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I've now got a portable LAMP server as I've put ownCloud on my WD My Passport Wireless mobile storage device ... I installed it within my Debian 'chroot' and I added the WD's storage partition as a 'local' external storage 'folder' ... the picture is taken from a Chromebook accessing ownCloud over wifi.
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Dual booting Android and Ubuntu on MINIX Neo Z64A ... instructions posted here ... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2APhEvmO3-yBLeMrL5FjkIhB4XtlIzyS6Y7c7_9vCQ

This is a "cheap 'n' cheerful" way based on my previously work of a bootable Ubuntu USB for MINIX Neo Z64 devices and taking the just released MINIX Android firmware modified to include a new 8GB partition for Linux and a correspondingly reduced Data partition.
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Want to try out Ubuntu on your Meegopad T01 or MINIX Neo Z64* but don't want the hassle of UEFI issues?  

I've created an Ubuntu 14.10 USB image that will work with both 32-bit and 64-bit boot loaders. Just download the image from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67aFliZTEtTzlrUEk/ and uncompress it, then write it to a USB (8GB minimum) using either "Rufus" (in Windows) or "dd" (in Linux). Next plug the USB into your Intel Mini PC and after booting into BIOS go to menu “Save & Exit” and select “UEFI: USB device” for “Boot Override".

The first boot will resize the file system on the USB and then reboot - so make sure this is the only USB storage device connected during the initial boot. As a result the first boot is rather slow so be patient and let it complete.  When the device reboots it will boot to the default you have currently set. To boot into Ubuntu on the USB you will have to select "UEFI: USB device" boot override from the BIOS each time unless you change your boot order defaults. As usual the username is “linuxium” and the password is “p”.
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The live version as all the features and drivers for the all the sensors that the instalation in hard drive?
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I've written some instructions on dual booting Android and Ubuntu-from-USB on the MINIX Neo Z64A ... see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FVZ6GYe1auLUdp14zWM8BSasCPm49J2kXWQ1noq_agQ/ ... I've also created a USB image for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) that was prepared by running the installation steps and it can be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67M0J5WXJjVjJlVzg/ and once uncompressed, written to a USB using either “Rufus” (in Windows) or “dd” (in Linux) and booted directly from the BIOS ... see the instructions for further details.
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i have 32GB Version PC002
how to install android
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Felt like letting off a bit of steam ... installed to and booted from a 64GB USB drive ... unfortunately Steam starts to a blank screen ... so things to be fixed include Xorg, grub and probably the usual issues such as sound, wifi/bt etc.
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I've updated my tri-booting Windows, Linux and Android on the Meegopad T01 to include my 'grub' wrapper workaround to allow easier option selection ... see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cp8PHEmNrlDufVoDpeEqNEdGWJi_cZ_Mo6VC7QDeN8s
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+Allan Shand Do you mean problems in restoring Windows later?
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"One more thing" ... Ubuntu Vivid 15.04 daily build running from a USB  on the Meegopad T01 ... 
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Do you know where is Android Kernel source code?
It will be very helpful to enable the HDMI audio for the Ubuntu even the Android Kernel is an old version.
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As an alternative battery powered Mini PC capable of running Linux I'm now using a WD My Passport Wireless mobile storage device running Debian with LXDE.

The device comes with a "500GB" HDD which is partitioned with a visible 496GB HPFS/NTFS/exFAT file system and a hidden 4.3GB file system which I assume is used for recovery / factory resets.  It also supports an SD card.  The actual configured OS is a Buildroot Linux (version 3.2) installed on a UBIFS on eMMC along with the bootloader etc.

But the exciting part is the 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi Module meaning both wifi network connectivity together with a wifi access point. And as the CPU shows as a ' am335xevm' or AM335x Evaluation Module which is a Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 CPU one can run Linux from 'chroot' environment using a previously created ARM root file system.

Because the installed OS doesn't support the 'ext4' file system I initially took one of my ARM RFS images and rebuilt it on 'ext3'.  I could then run this directly as a mounted image or by copying it to the (effectively unused) hidden partition.  I can also run a 'chroot' environment by copying the RFS to an SD card partition.  Also as the CPU / memory configuration is very similar to the Beaglebone Black I can also use the various images provided for that board.

Here's a video of accessing the WD My Passport Wireless from a Windows PC (MINIX Neo Z64W) and running a Debian 'chroot' ... see https://youtu.be/1noXmiHLqt4 ... I've also added pictures showing accessing the device from an Android Nexus 4 phone and running various Linux flavours (Debian, Ubuntu, Xubuntu) or running Linux from the command line together with a picture showing access from a Nexus 5 and using the internet via a web browser on Debian.  

Although running Linux with a GUI on a phone might only be suitable for a party trick, I've found using the CLI very useful in writing code and shell scripts whilst on the move.
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I posted a wile ago about mybooklive it's sort of like this my passport wireless. But with Ethernet and the board can mount on a full size hard drive. I posted it here a long time ago: https://plus.google.com/102835725872315464469/posts/MdBL4Qemgnh

No one yet has made it with a good ARM CPU and RAM. I do have it like that with my MK802iv with a USB hard drive on it. But the MK802iv don't mount on the HD with a SATA port.

If they put the Atom CPU in it that's in the Windows 8.1 HDMI stick that would be very nice.
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SteamOS on Meegopad T01 ... WIP

Some progress - http://youtu.be/m5LDi3GfMvA
... but still problems with the video driver ... 
Example game "The Plan" - http://youtu.be/2LFgMw3uBSc
Big Picture Display Settings - http://youtu.be/3k_CEyg955k
System Settings Graphics - http://youtu.be/_JRjk9gpEDs
... anyone else working on this?
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+matthew bennett we are shipping Meegopad T01 if you are interested:
http://maketheone.com/product/meegopad-t01
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The MINIX Neo Z64A (Android) comes with 64-bit UEFI firmware which makes it easier to try things although success will still vary.

Here are some POC (proof of concept) videos of booting from USB showing:

Ubuntu Utopic - http://youtu.be/kHpHoaYUyf0
OpenELEC - http://youtu.be/XuEmwb0jci8
Android on Intel - http://youtu.be/xqYAQZqvYs0
Windows 10 - http://youtu.be/dueAgNEZ0Q0
SteamOS - http://youtu.be/p_1iJGGGezs

Each have their own own set of issues ranging from minor to fundamental.
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Does this mean I can install 64bit uefi on the voyo mini pc
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Dual booting Windows and Ubuntu on MINIX Neo Z64W ... instructions posted here ... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t-Pf8MbWt33XP7iGH12xqvoQPb0dNUsII_e_K033XDo
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Ian, you beat me to it!!! Just posted instructions for getting Linux in the Z64W. Very similar except I do it without Rufus and I needed to change another BIOS setting.
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Default BIOS settings videos ...
MINIX Z64 Android BIOS - http://youtu.be/nXbFrn2QfyA
MINIX Z64 Windows BIOS - http://youtu.be/9zIwlD66Cxk
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+dhead666 It's a good question, but I suspect it's down to patents and licencing.  Due to the overly-broad US patent system, it may be impossible to integrate any sort of audio processing without having to pay half a dozen different patent holders. Annoying as it is for us, realtek may be intel's cheapest and easiest option.
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