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[Q&A] Ubuntu on the Transformer (eMMC install)

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3rd September 2011, 06:57 PM   |  #551  
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I'm assuming that the backup for dual-boot systems will require 16GB for the 16GB TF model. If you dumped the contents of the windows-flash-kit into the Asus Sync program folder as recommended, you should have at least 16GB free on that drive as that's where the backup will go.

I don't have enough free space on my Win7 primary SSD drive where Asus Sync is installed so will therefore try putting the contents of the windows-flash-kit into the platform-tools folder under android-sdk-windows, which is on a larger secondary HDD, and run the backup script from there.

That will depend on what kind of backup u do... the rom files are ~0,5GB, the ubuntu files ~4GB and media it will depend on what u have on your android...
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3rd September 2011, 07:06 PM   |  #552  
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I am putting together a build for release later a kind of "Technical Preview" if you will of oneiric. This build is not dual-boot, features acceleration to some extent, and u-boot.

If your problem is with U-Boot to get it to dual-boot, I think I can help with it. But we will need button drivers for that (atleast GPIO-calls of it to be included in the u-boot boardconfig), and some more stuff. I think it would be pretty to go with a touchscreen enabled u-boot, and use a UI on boot to select which OS you want (currently, Android, Ubuntu, maybe MeeGo). That gives me an idea, u-boot is capable of making a basic linux setup as recovery/system management, and we could even manage to create our own partition layout on the device itself before loading the images (ofc this will need a totally unlocked partition layout, your blobsbegone should do it I think). U-Boot is capable of a lot of things
3rd September 2011, 11:01 PM   |  #553  
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Really want this device but want my warrenty and want it brand-new not second hand so if this is true and viable I'd rather have new

Using nvflash is pretty much guaranteed to void the terms of the warranty. (I haven't actually read it but I doubt it would allow it.) If need to make a claim I suggest using nvflash to restore it to the stock firmware before sending it in.

I'm not sure what NZ law is like, but many countries have statutes which prevent manufacturers from refusing to honour warranties for unrelated modifications. e.g. Asus could refuse claims relating to software, but if the screen breaks or whatever then they should still honour it.
4th September 2011, 01:34 AM   |  #554  
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Ok so this procedure does not touch the kernel?

So I could use clemsyn/blade's 13 with prime and Ubuntu?

Also I won't be returning it for software faults it would only be hardware say a screen defect etc and flash to stock before handing in

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Ok so this procedure does not touch the kernel?

So I could use clemsyn/blade's 13 with prime and Ubuntu?

Also I won't be returning it for software faults it would only be hardware say a screen defect etc and flash to stock before handing in

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u can run prime with clemsyn/blade's 13, but not ubuntu
4th September 2011, 02:46 AM   |  #556  
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Ok I just found the tf I'm looking for I think

Model number TF-1b1800a

Is this pre b70?
This is the model I want right?

Also is there anyway we could find away to have the o/c kernel with dual boot or is it impossible?

Update just confirmed its a B60 gonna put it on hold at store buy next week or so

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I downloaded the libflashplayer.so file, im just wondering if anybody has had any success getting flash to work on Ubuntu, everything else works, so flash is just the missing component at the moment...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I also tried the opensource alternatives literally no joy with those at all.

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I downloaded the libflashplayer.so file, im just wondering if anybody has had any success getting flash to work on Ubuntu, everything else works, so flash is just the missing component at the moment...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I also tried the opensource alternatives literally no joy with those at all.

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My personal advice is just for u to wait... a few more days (i hope so) and an update will be released... so... just wait... i think that this new update will come with a bunch of new comparabilities and accelerations...
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My personal advice is just for u to wait... a few more days (i hope so) and an update will be released... so... just wait... i think that this new update will come with a bunch of new comparabilities and accelerations...

ok great, will do and btw i have a B70 and i have no problems with nvflash im not sure what all this stuff about nvflash being broken on B70's is I have two and i have flashed them both without an issue....

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Ok so this procedure does not touch the kernel?

As I understand it, all the methods so far swap out the kernel when changing the bootloader. Ubuntu doesn't work with a regular Android kernel.

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Also is there anyway we could find away to have the o/c kernel with dual boot or is it impossible?

Dual boot has already been achieved, though it's kinda clunky compared to the uboot solution that's being worked on.

OC can be done under Android, since there are Android kernels for that. The Ubuntu kernel doesn't support it right now, and AFAIK no-one is working on it - wifi, hardware acceleration, etc. are more important

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Model number TF-1b1800a

Is this pre b70?
This is the model I want right?

You need to look at the serial number. It will begin with B70 or whatever the revision is. The serial number is printed on a sticker near the propriety connector.

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