Ok folks, here are the files I've been working with. Please have a go building this yourself, it's not hard, fairly simple. If we have enough people working on this, we'll get a working version of Ubuntu up shortly. Of course, all the usual things apply... we are not responsible for bricked adams, etc. But of course, if that were an issue, I doubt you'd be reading this anyway. The files to use are:
minimal-ubuntu-wicd.tgz is the same as the armelbuild-6.tgz, except that I've fixed up the libraries that break the system, configured fstab, etc. Basically, when you install anything you will be asked to fix the installation with apt-get first. It's fine to follow those commands and upgrade the packages, providing when you're done you downgrade them again... otherwise you won't be able to boot into the GDM on next boot, and will have the pleasure of adam spewing errors at you. To revert, run this command:
The login details are:
Why dickens? Why not...
In order to use this, you will need to format an external micro-sdcard to ext2/3/4 (doesn't matter which, though I'm using ext 4), and extract the rootfs onto the card. Edit fstab appropriately. (i.e., ext 2, ext 3) Assuming you've named your card "ubuntu", I use this command from a ubuntu system:
sudo tar -C /media/ubuntu -pxzvf minimal-ubuntu-wicd.tgz
You will then need to follow rayman's method to flash the bootloader. I have this booting from my recovery partition, so I can dualboot. For more info, go here:
The easiest way I found to do this was to use the files from NI to unbrick your adam, and replace the recovery.img with rayman's linux-boot.img, of course renaming it to recovery.img.
A note for linux users:
For some reason, I couldn't easily use notion ink's unbricking files to do this. I needed an extra step not listed. Get the files for your adam here:
Then after extracting them, go two folders UP, then symlink the files into that folder. I don't know why it works, but it does. Ie, if you extract them into /home/user/working/extract/adam, you will need to symlink the extracted files to /home/user/working, then run them from there. You'll also need to make download.sh and nvflash executable. Also, running this will revert your adam install back to stock. As in, ALL YOUR DATA WILL BE WIPED! Wipe on baby...
Feel free to post back if you need clarification. If you aren't comfortable with possibly bricking your adam, I'd recommend not following this. If you are, please help us get this running! Running: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-netbook will spew errors at you, and might not be the best way to do this. The meta-package seems specific to omap4 boards. It might be better to try and install unity-2d first on it's own, with gdm to get it booting.