Today, many of them users use dual-boot systems, which allow the use of two operating systems simultaneously. Of course, lately there are more and more systems that are incompatible with each other, which is why some of these users are forced to create triple-boot systems. Recently, however, an advanced user of a Pinephone decided to create a distribution, which contains 13 different Operating Systems.
Sure, many of you believe that it is not possible to have 13 different systems in one mobile, with 16GB storage space. For the same reason, the user states that all systems are based on Linux. Thanks to the common base, all operating systems use the Linux Kernel 5.9, which can hold less than 8GB of space.
The distribution is based on p-boot bootloader, which is supported by each version of PinePhone. Thus, regardless of the generation of the device, the user can use one of the following functionalities:
- Arch Linux Arm 2020-09-08
- Lune OS 0.113
- Maemo Leste 20200906
- Mobian 20200912
- KDE Neon 20200912-132511
- pmOS / fbkeyboard 2020-09-11
- pmOS / GNOME 2020-09-11
- pmOS / Phosh 2020-09-11
- pmOS / Plasma Mobile 2020-09-11
- PureOS 20200908
- Sailfish 1.1-22.214.171.124-devel-20200909
- pmOS / sxmo 0.1.8-20200726
- Ubuntu Touch 2020-09-10
Using this distribution, users can use all of the above operating systems, without the need to change different storage locations or write the new operating system in place of the previous one.
In addition, the new distribution is based on the file system Btrfs. Thanks to this, users can easily restore the systems to their original form, if there is a problem during operation.
In case you have a PinePhone device and want to try the new distribution, you can λήψη via Bittorrent or using this mirror. The file is 5GB in size and can be written to one Bootable USB such as normal operating systems.