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(New page: = Accessing Linux = === This topic used to be known as ''Rooting your Pre'' but that term is inaccurate. === The Palm pre is a Linux based device. As it is shipped, the linux is a ful...)
 
(This topic used to be known as ''Rooting your Pre'' but that term is inaccurate.)
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=== This topic used to be known as ''Rooting your Pre''  but that term is inaccurate. ===
 
=== This topic used to be known as ''Rooting your Pre''  but that term is inaccurate. ===
  
The Palm pre is a Linux based device.  As it is shipped, the linux is a fully installed and operational copy, and communicates with the outside world using the Novacomm protocals (the same as used by the iPhone.)   
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The Palm pre is a Linux based device.  As it is shipped, the linux is a fully installed and operational copy, and communicates with the outside world using the Novacomm protocols (the same as used by the iPhone.)   
  
Therefore, enabling access to the Pre was remarkably simple.  It merely requires opening a port in the firewall to allow a user to telnet in and operate the underlying Linux.  
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Therefore, enabling access to the Pre was remarkably simple.  Typing in the "developers code" == upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart == enables communication between the Linux and the outside world using novacomm.
  
The community quickly made available the OptWare library of over 1000 Linux programs, compiled for the Pre.   
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After that, everything else is a process of installing a ''community standard library'' of Linux programs so that users have the same tools and options available to them.   
  
The community standard Pre with Linux access has installed the OptWare package installer, an SSH program (dropbear) and an SFTP program to move files on and off of the Pre.   
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One of the first choices was installing a package manager for the OptWare library of over 1000 Linux programs, compiled for the Pre.   
  
Once this is done, basically, anything you can do on a Linux box, you can do on the Pre.  The community is rapidly working on developing methods for linux programs to interact with the end-user shell known as Luna or Mojo in addition to access via terminal programs.   
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Once this is done, basically, anything you can do on a Linux box, you can do on the Pre.  The community is rapidly working on developing methods for Linux programs to interact with the end-user shell known as Luna or Mojo in addition to access via terminal programs.   
  
 
The following links will walk you through the process of obtaining access to the Linux system from a terminal program, and installing the community standard software.   
 
The following links will walk you through the process of obtaining access to the Linux system from a terminal program, and installing the community standard software.   
  
 
There are three paths:
 
There are three paths:

Revision as of 10:30, 15 July 2009

Accessing Linux

This topic used to be known as Rooting your Pre but that term is inaccurate.

The Palm pre is a Linux based device. As it is shipped, the linux is a fully installed and operational copy, and communicates with the outside world using the Novacomm protocols (the same as used by the iPhone.)

Therefore, enabling access to the Pre was remarkably simple. Typing in the "developers code" == upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart == enables communication between the Linux and the outside world using novacomm.

After that, everything else is a process of installing a community standard library of Linux programs so that users have the same tools and options available to them.

One of the first choices was installing a package manager for the OptWare library of over 1000 Linux programs, compiled for the Pre.

Once this is done, basically, anything you can do on a Linux box, you can do on the Pre. The community is rapidly working on developing methods for Linux programs to interact with the end-user shell known as Luna or Mojo in addition to access via terminal programs.

The following links will walk you through the process of obtaining access to the Linux system from a terminal program, and installing the community standard software.

There are three paths: