Easy guide to getting Ubuntu installed with working touchscreen (wifi too now!)
Edit 2: Here's an experimental uninstaller: removed This should remove the ext3 partition and the Ubuntu kernel from /boot and resize media. Please don't try it just yet; this one is currently only for peer review.
Edit: Thanks to joshuat6's work on post #190 I got wifi working and touchscreen somewhat better. My scripts are now updated and if you just want to replace the two files that fix the wifi and improve the touchscreen here's another script: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11867712/fixwifits.sh
. Again, just copy it to your storage, open novaterm and run:
Hopefully this should fix your wifi.
First off, sorry about the double post, I wanted to just get one clean post for the tutorial. Hopefully, by the time you are done here, you'll have a functional ubuntu install, though we're waiting for bodenm to release version 0.0.5 with fixed touchscreen sensitivity, wifi, and sound.
1. Enable developer mode on your Touchpad and get novacom and novaterm set up on your PC. You probably have this already. If not, google it.
2. There are two files you have to choose from: 4GBUbuntuInstall.sh
. The only difference between them is that the first one will create the partition needed to install Ubuntu while the second one will just do the install. So, if it's your first time doing anything with Ubuntu, run the install script, and if the big download failed, you are updating to a newer version, or you just know you already have the partition created correctly (via lvscan), run the reinstaller.
3. Download the desired script and copy it to your Touchpad internal media through the usb storage mode.
4. Connect to wifi. (It's a > 500MB download so it takes a while and if something goes wrong it has to restart. Again, if the download fails, run it again but using the reinstall script this time.)
5. Exit usb storage mode and activate novaterm.
6. Type the following: For install:
cp /media/internal/4GBUbuntuInstall.sh /tmp
cp /media/internal/4GBUbuntuReinstall.sh /tmp
7. Cross your fingers.
8. After a while your Touchpad should reboot into moboot. Select Boot TouchPadBuntu, and if all goes well, you should boot Ubuntu with a functional, yet difficult touchscreen. If the boot fails, try running the reinstall script. If that fails, post a reply.
I am considering consolidating the install and reinstall script into one, but am thinking about how to best do that.
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Originally Posted by tanner314
so whats the point of fixing the mac address did the script fix the wifi?
Nah, not that I can tell. I think the wifi module included is broken or something. There was some discussion a few pages back on it. We'll have to wait for 0.0.5 for that. This is just to get an easy install ready. What this does is, for when wifi is fixed, Ubuntu will have the same MAC address as Webos and not an arbitrary or blank one.
Bunch of dumbphones
HTC Fuze (Raph 110) O2 Wireless prepaid to avoid paying for data
HTC HD2 Running Americanandroid and YukiXDA WP7
HP Touchpad 32GB (Got it for $150
Rockbox VGA port