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21st February 2013, 03:45 PM   |  #1081  
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Well yea basically one reporter received information saying that it will be released 4pm UK time...which was 3 hours from that post...you can she that comment a page behind...

So basically Ubuntu is an android running a completely different skin ..just another advanced flavor of CM core...

I feel deceived lol

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They're actually not quite correct. It's not simply a skin on top of Android. Check the /system/bin folder in the zip for confirmation. There's no dalvikvm or system_server which are essential parts of Android. Also there's no Android framework at all in here. It may have a lot of the familiar Android files in /system but that is because it made it easier to get the OS working on the phone natively. To be honest, do we even know if the build.prop is used?
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21st February 2013, 03:48 PM   |  #1082  
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Here is what to expect for the developer preview. A buggy waste of time. As a lomg term (10 years) linux user i can say ubutnu is a huge waste of time. I have installed it a million times on a million different computers and more than half the instals failed or were full of errors or uninstalled your bootloader and didnt instal grub...? Just the other day i was testing out 12.10 for ****s and giggles. I installed it and everything went nice. A ton of driver errors but nothing i couldnt work through. Then about a month later i reinstal. I forget the reson but despite the fact that this was the same computer and same disc the instal was a huge waste of my time as it was unable to boot, after i worked around not having grub i had absolulty no drivers.

I cant wait for slackerware to make a mobile linux distro but until then im syeering clear on anything unbuntu.
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Regardless of your 10 year Linux experience I think you're doing something wrong to have all those problems with Ubuntu. The last 4 releases have all been solid with only tweaking needed for my nvidia optimus laptop. Ubuntu is very stable on nearly all machines out of the box.
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21st February 2013, 03:49 PM   |  #1083  
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Here is what to expect for the developer preview. A buggy waste of time. As a lomg term (10 years) linux user i can say ubutnu is a huge waste of time. I have installed it a million times on a million different computers and more than half the instals failed or were full of errors or uninstalled your bootloader and didnt instal grub...? Just the other day i was testing out 12.10 for ****s and giggles. I installed it and everything went nice. A ton of driver errors but nothing i couldnt work through. Then about a month later i reinstal. I forget the reson but despite the fact that this was the same computer and same disc the instal was a huge waste of my time as it was unable to boot, after i worked around not having grub i had absolulty no drivers.

I cant wait for slackerware to make a mobile linux distro but until then im syeering clear on anything unbuntu.
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If its going to be a "huge waste" of your time then don't do it...simple as that
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21st February 2013, 03:51 PM   |  #1084  
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Install Ubuntu the easy way
For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip (MD5: e4c9c5601019ec7ce24f43f317361982) and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (MD5: edd3c43909a6e73ac254b2673d40cc53) from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...ntal/mwc-demo/
4. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuf from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.
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21st February 2013, 03:54 PM   |  #1085  
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They're actually not quite correct. It's not simply a skin on top of Android. Check the /system/bin folder in the zip for confirmation. There's no dalvikvm or system_server which are essential parts of Android. Also there's no Android framework at all in here. It may have a lot of the familiar Android files in /system but that is because it made it easier to get the OS working on the phone natively. To be honest, do we even know if the build.prop is used?

Left- or Rightway....if you check the ubuntu.com website -> tab "Devices", you'll see 3 interesting topics:

1. Ubuntu on Tablets
2. Ubuntu on Phones
3. Ubunto for Android

Most likely, the 3rd one seems to be some kind of Skin / Launcher, based on an Android Environment. Isn't it?
21st February 2013, 03:54 PM   |  #1086  
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been reading this from the start and getting very excited to try it BUT i think i will wait until https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Instal...llInstructions tells me to do so.
21st February 2013, 03:57 PM   |  #1087  
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Originally Posted by eng.stk

For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip from here: http://nexfiles.kjonigsen.net/ubuntu/
4. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuf from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.

@Lesicnik1: Feel free to OP this
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21st February 2013, 04:04 PM   |  #1088  
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Re: Canonical releases Ubuntu Phone OS
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Originally Posted by eng.stk

For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip from here: http://nexfiles.kjonigsen.net/ubuntu/
4. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuf from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.

Any body tried this with cwm recovery??

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21st February 2013, 04:06 PM   |  #1089  
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Re: Canonical releases Ubuntu Phone OS
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Originally Posted by eng.stk

For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip from here: http://nexfiles.kjonigsen.net/ubuntu/
4. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuf from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.

URL is down for me?

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21st February 2013, 04:08 PM   |  #1090  
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URL is down for me?

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The entire Internet is hammering my server. It gets slow.

Anyone: feel free to re mirror.

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