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THIS PAGE IS NOW CLOSE THE PROJECT HAST MOVED TO A NEW THREAD HERE http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1585009

I have working on a project in the form of an app, which guides you through the installation of Ubuntu within android via chroot. It includes a ubuntu 10.10 image I have been working on which includes lots of program to allow users to develop program/scripts etc within Ubuntu on there phone/tablet.

However I have I have yet to get much testing on this device and would like more feedback from users!

Please post your device/kernel/rom along with what did and didn't work, so I can draw up what I need to change in the next release of the app/ubuntu build.

To keep up to date with updates and news of the project please check the website
Website
http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.com/

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCqzs8yQTM8

App Download
Boot Script
ubuntu.sh(V5)

Full Image
This image is 1.5GB to download, once extracted 3.5GB, and include alot of programs like openoffice, thunderbird, firefox and over programs for 'developing' - Also allows you to switch between the LXDE and Gnome desktops, and you can define screen size on boot!
ubuntuV5-image.zip

Lightweight Image - This is yet to be included in an app, will be included in the next release (aka 2.0 ), so get it now before anyone else!
This image is just under 500MB to download, once extracted 2.5GB, and include only programs needed (LXDE desktop, web browser, + other basic programs) also allows you to define screen size on boot
ubuntuV5-sm-image.zip

12.04 images
I have now started work on building new 12.04 images these come in core (just the bear-bones ubuntu) and full (ubuntu with GUI and other programs) and will be updated as 12.04 moves through its milestones (and when I make new updates to the mods I make from the main stream arm port).
These are for testing ONLY until 12.04 reaches stable release.
You can view the images here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu.../Ubuntu/12.04/

I also want to build up a small group of testers who I can email with new images and scripts, these will include all future distros that I do. If you are interested in joining this test group please PM me or send a email to zac@zpwebsites.com
The only requirement is that your willing to test and send feedback along with screen shoots etc where required, it would also be good if your willing to try different roms and kernels for your device!

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Other Guides
Like this guide? want to try something different? then check out my other guides for different distro's
Backtrack - This is a distro that is based around security testing, it also includes the Gnome desktop environment and a range of other programs.

Updates
18/02/12
*New 12.04 images started building, for now not included in the app but once a bit more stable will be included

29/01/12
*New V5 small image, featuring fixed Java, even more lightweight (now around 1.2GB free) and user can set screen size on boot
*PAID New Build guide which shows you how to build your own Ubuntu images
*Brand new UI To make the whole thing more useable
*PAID new 'one click boot' feature to allow quick booting from either the widget or inside the app
*PAID new widget to activate the one click boot
*PAID app install guide changed in light of 'one click boot'
*Fixed keyboard mapping of random letters in Gnome

18/01/12
*Large ubuntu image now allows user to set screen size on boot!
*Large Ubuntu image now lets you select between LXDE and Gnome desktops
*Large Ubuntu image has been recompiled to fix the likes of Java (note some of the above changes will be included in the small image in the future)
*FAQ section updated with more answers to questions I have been getting
*Install guide updated in light of the new large image

06/01/12
*PAID app file downloads now use new fast FTP server and support direct downloading (click the button to download a image and it starts to download right away)
*New boot script which has fixed problems with it not booting on alot of devices, and fixed problem which some people getting a grey screen when loading UI
*Boot script now downloaded in zip file to fix problems with downloading script
*Both apps fixed to support low resolutions
*Both apps cleaned up

28/12/11
*PAID app now supports 960x540 'qHD' resolution
*ALL Ubuntu lightweight images cleaned up even more saved another 300MB of space
*ALL Ubuntu images updated with all new updates
*ALL Ubuntu images now in .zip format to fix problems with some peoples devices failing to extract the .rar files
*Boot script updated, once booted now terminal acts like a command line interface for Ubuntu, and some boot problems now fixed
*Image and boot script now downloadable separately to allow easier updating

19/12/11
New 'lighter' ubuntu image options for all resolutions already supported

15/12/11
New ubuntu images with all updates up to 15/11/11
FREE app ubuntu image resized to fit 800x480 resolution
PAID app ubuntu images now includes 4 images for 800x480, 854x480, 1024x600 and 1280x800 resolutions



 
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class Luke extends Jedi {
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is this like a flash or a new launcher?
i would like to test it
lg optimus s
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looks like its pretty solid would u conisder porting this to the hp touch pad?
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is this like a flash or a new launcher?
i would like to test it
lg optimus s
kravens iho
looks like its pretty solid would u conisder porting this to the hp touch pad?
This is a guide to running a full ubuntu image within android, the guide includes links to everything you need etc, I have been working on the ubuntu image and guide for some time in the forums of devices I have so now want to expand to all android devices that can support it.
Does the HP touch pad have android/a android port? If so its quite possible this would work



 
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question = 2*b || !(2*b)
"The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents."

Code:
class Luke extends Jedi {
    function checkFather($father) {
        if ($father-]name == 'Darth Vader')
            die('NOOOOO!!');
    }
}

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Will test out. Ill report back to let you kno how it goes.

My Device: T-Mobile G2x (LG-P999)
ROM: CM7 2.3.7 (CM7-7.2.0-RC0-G2X-KANG)
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Thank you very much guys! the more devices I can get tested the more I can fix, and give everyone a better Ubuntu in android.
Also will be updating the app in the future to make it even easier to install and run



 
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question = 2*b || !(2*b)
"The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents."

Code:
class Luke extends Jedi {
    function checkFather($father) {
        if ($father-]name == 'Darth Vader')
            die('NOOOOO!!');
    }
}

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I've tried so many times on my atrix with cyanogen and it hasn't worked. You just might be my Savior, I'll let you know in a day or two
Thanks!

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You should post the image in the Android Development

I have a chrooted Ubuntu 10.2, I think, on my Nexus S, works okay, because its running side by side with Android OS...

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I've tried so many times on my atrix with cyanogen and it hasn't worked. You just might be my Savior, I'll let you know in a day or two
Thanks!


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It wont work with kernels which dont have loop capabilities


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great! I will try it now.
 
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You should post the image in the Android Development

I have a chrooted Ubuntu 10.2, I think, on my Nexus S, works okay, because its running side by side with Android OS...

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Hi, I decided to create the app instead of posting the guide again, so it is more accessible to people outside of XDA. But you can get the download link from my desire S guide here

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It wont work with kernels which dont have loop capabilities


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Indeed there are really only to requirements, root and loop devices support, most custom kernels should include loop device support. If they don't you need to have a word with your devices kernel devs :P

I forgot to say there is also a donation version of the app for those that want to support me as i trug through Uni. The donation version will give you all updates before the free app and in the future extra features from the free version as i develop it further, this can be bought here

Anyway look forward to hearing all your feedback!



 
Code:
question = 2*b || !(2*b)
"The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents."

Code:
class Luke extends Jedi {
    function checkFather($father) {
        if ($father-]name == 'Darth Vader')
            die('NOOOOO!!');
    }
}


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