I want to “play around” with some full-fledged Linux Distros on one of the new Tegra Note Devices.
Im pretty noobish about the Bootprocess of Android-Devices, so i dont exactly know whether it is generally possible to (natively) boot a standard ARM-Kernel with the built-in bootloader. Do i always need a Android-Kernel and execute another Kernel via kexec?
Question 1: Is the Tegra Note Bootloader (Fastboot or U-Boot?) unlocked and can i execute a generic Linux Kernel directly?
Im from Germany and currently i can only purchase the Tegra Note from ADVENT Vega (UK).
Question 2: Are there any differences in the Bootloader between the different Brands (EVGA, Zotac, ADVENT,…)? Is one of the Brands better for Modding purposes or are they all really identical?
Thanks in advance,