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Demo: The N900 Dual Booting Maemo & MeeGo

There is no easy to use noob guide to dual boot between Maemo and MeeGo on the N900 yet, but if you want a sneak peak at the signs of things to come, Carsten Munk (@stskeeps) has put together a brief demo showing the N900 booting between Maemo and MeeGo pretty seamlessly.

Carsten is the official maintainer of the MeeGo Nokia N900 hardware adaptation and goes on to say:

MeeGo 1.1 isn’t out yet, give us a little bit of time. What will happen if things go right:

* Package install from extras-devel that enables the u-boot boot loader.
* Upon startup, if there is a SD card that’s bootable, it will boot the SD card, with MeeGo. Otherwise, it will boot Maemo.

More customized setups are possible for the daring.

MeeGo will not come to the N900 officially i.e. Nokia will not provide it via the Nokia Software Updater or any other sort of download. However, like I have said before, there will be a community based version which you will be able to install by following a brief tutorial. The pieces are almost in place, its only a matter of time.

Note: Carsten (@stskeeps) had originally uploaded the video to blip.tv, YouTube upload via Simon. Follow this TMO thread for the latest.

This Time Its The Turn Of Ubuntu Mobile To Run On The N900

The story of the N900 and other operating systems continues, after running Android, Win NT 4.0, Win 3.11, Win 95, Win 98, Debian & Mer it has taken on Ubuntu Mobile this time, Ubuntu Mobile 9.04 with LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop specifically.

This Time The N900 Is Running Ubuntu Mobile

This Time The N900 Is Running Ubuntu Mobile

The port has been carried out by @lifenexus by modifying the N810 method. It is running on top of Mer, and has been installed natively on the micro SD card. The phone offers a bootmenu at startup where you can choose whether you you want to boot into Mer or Maemo. Unlike some of the other OS’s this one’s running at a pretty reasonable speed as well, charging, WIFI and limited keyboard operation is present, and obviously you cannot make calls within it. At this rate whether or not Nokia decides to give MeeGo to the N900 will become immaterial, the community will take of itself.

Note: This is not Ubuntu Mobile per se, but more of MER + LXDE.

[via: Maemo Arena]