I would like to format my mp3-player (Philips GoGear 2120) with ext3 and to use a linux player on it. Does anybody know if this is possible? Thanks for your comments!
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I had a look around and from what I could see there isn't a whole lot of custom firmware being created for Philips GoGear products, let alone an Ubuntu/Linux variant of that.
Typically, the custom firmware developers target devices they view as mainstream since then they, too, can also receive support developing various modules to get it all running butter smooth. The real unfortunate part is that you basically need to be doing your planning prior to the purchase phase if you're looking to put something custom on the device. :/
RockBox seems to have some custom firmware for a couple Philips MP3 players, so I'm not sure how far the jump would be for them to port one of their varients, but it may be worthwhile to query them if you're set on getting some new firmware on your device. http://www.rockbox.org/
Chances are, no :(
I can't personally see any reason you would want to do this, and I doubt it would bring much benefit. As far as I'm aware there aren't many projects geared towards this sort of device as every device like it will have different components and architectures, which would make it a difficult job to achieve.
Is there any reason in particular why you'd want to do this? (NB This line was removed and then added again because it was mentioned in a comment response)