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I have a Motorola MC659B running Windows Mobile Professional 6.5 on it. I'd really like to have some variation of Ubuntu running on this device.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

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The spec sheet (pdf warning) for the MC659B shows that it uses a Qualcomm MSM7627 CPU, a family that is well-suported by Android for mobile phones. CodeAurora seems to be running a project to further the Linux support for this SoC family.

It looks like the MSM7627 core was later included in the Snapdragon S1, so you might have a smooth time installing Linux.

Further specs show you get 512MB RAM/1GB Flash, plenty of space for a minimal OS. Have a a look at the BeagleBoardUbuntu project, because it contains a lot of good general info about running Ubuntu on a small ARM-based device.

  • But unless you find an actual Linux kernel that contains the drivers specific for the device nothing will happen. – Uri Herrera Jan 24 '13 at 19:48
  • True; it will certainly be a process :) – Travis G. Jan 24 '13 at 19:49

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