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[APP]Ubuntu Install Guide - Desire Testers wanted

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28th December 2011, 01:00 PM   |  #1  
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Hello guys,
Thank you all for the amount of support you have given this project! I have now decided to stop updating this thread. If people still have bugs or want to keep following this project please go to the Main project thread HERE.

I will stop updating this thread because I feel we now know what roms/kernels do and don't work so there is no need for me to keep updating this thread (And the other 5 threads I run for certain devices), but of cause if you do still have problems reply to the main thread or PM me!

Once again thank you all!!



I have released the first version of my 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 only been able to test the app on my HTC Desire S and Gen 8 Archos tablet and as such I need you guys to test this on your phone/tablet and post back how it works on your device!

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.
Website
http://zpwebsites.com/android-app/ub...guide/devices/

Video
http://youtu.be/3WNeY9b5DIg


App Download
Boot Script
ubuntu.sh(V5)

Full Images
These images are 1.5GB to download, once extracted 3.5GB, and include alot of programs like openoffice, thunderbird, firefox and over programs for 'developing'
Lightweight Images
These images are just under 500MB to download, once extracted 2.5GB, and include only programs needed (LXDE desktop, firefox, + other basic programs)
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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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
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

See how deep the rabbit-hole goes...
http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.com/
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1st January 2012, 11:14 AM   |  #2  
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The Backtrack 5 app has now been released! it is 1.25 from the market (there is not free version and it is a little more because there was alot more work needed to get it working well!)

The forum thread is HERE
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Sounds interesting. Assume it allows Ubuntu installation on the fat32 partition of our sd card? Do we need to create an ext loop device?

But why 10.10?

Edit, nevermind it says loop device in market.
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Sounds interesting. Assume it allows Ubuntu installation on the fat32 partition of our sd card? Do we need to create an ext loop device?

But why 10.10?

all you need to do is place the image and boot script in a folder on your sdcard (the main fat32 partition) and then run the boot script and it will do the rest for you
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Excellent. Just downloading the large image now.

FYI my rom didn't know what to do with the ubuntu.sh when downloading and consequently failed. I had to download via PC. May be worth uploading that in a zip.

Will keep you posted.
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Excellent. Just downloading the large image now.

FYI my rom didn't know what to do with the ubuntu.sh when downloading and consequently failed. I had to download via PC. May be worth uploading that in a zip.

Will keep you posted.

Ok cool I will do this in the next release!
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Cool. May also be worth taking the money made on the paid version and investing in an ftp server so one of the benefits of the paid version is fast downloads.

After ages downloading the ubuntu image (which was slow) on my desire, it wouldn't open (possible corruption). So just redownloading it on PC. Still really slow, but should be reliable at least.
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Cool. May also be worth taking the money made on the paid version and investing in an ftp server so one of the benefits of the paid version is fast downloads.

After ages downloading the ubuntu image (which was slow) on my desire, it wouldn't open (possible corruption). So just redownloading it on PC. Still really slow, but should be reliable at least.

Interesting no one has said about slow downloads and then two in the same day, I think I will look at getting FTP space, my web host doesn't like people hosting large files know any good providers

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My ftp sapce has been generously donated by another member. he has the hatchling on here:

http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

It looks reasonably cheap. Unlimited bandwidth...

I couldnt say if there are better providers as I havent looked into it myself.
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My ftp sapce has been generously donated by another member. he has the hatchling on here:

http://www.hostgator.com/shared.shtml

It looks reasonably cheap. Unlimited bandwidth...

I couldnt say if there are better providers as I havent looked into it myself.

thank you I will have a look

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