Guide for building your own custom Raring Ubuntu-Core IMG.
Guide to making a Raring Ubuntu-core image on a Linux PC/laptop (NOT a virtual machine (VM)) for the purpose of installing it on your TF101.
All credit goes to the time and consideration x3maniac took to assist me with doing this!
OP for Tubutnu by x3maniac
This guide allows you to create a CORE Ubuntu image on your Linux box and then install it using the Tubuntu application for Windows. ***Please note, a CORE image does not contain a GUI. The gnome-core guide in the next link will walk you through the steps of installing the gnome-core GUI after you have made your fresh Raring Ubuntu-Core image.***
***Why do I want to do this when the OP by x3maniac already has a Raring image for download? This guide is helping you make your own UPDATED image. There are daily builds of Raring and the image in the OP by x3maniac is over 2 months old as of this last update to this post.***
Please note that I am using a stock Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. I believe any variant of Ubuntu on a laptop or PC should work with this guide just fine.
Download the files first and then open Terminal to input our commands.
(You may optionally choose any date time from the Ubuntu-core folders. Ensure you are using the armhf tar.gz file.
Download (Recommended): https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqn9aa94oe...modules.tar.gz
Alternate Download: http://goo.im/dev/x3maniac/mod_firm_ext.zip
Alternate Download: http://www.novaspirit.com/downloads/mod_firm_ext.zip
After the downloads are complete, open Terminal and let’s get the image built!
A side note, I did not know that using ~ represented the user folder so if you do great, if not it will help you understand that /home/thomas can be represented using ~. So any subfolders of /home/thomas are included using the ~. I will specify my full paths and you can substitute the directories you wish to use. (Linux is still new to me too, I know enough to be dangerous!)
1. mkdir /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring
2. cd /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring
3. sudo apt-get install qemu
4. sudo apt-get install qemu-user-static
5. Now type this command: qemu-img create raring.img 200M
a.The Ubuntu Raring core image is approximately 186MB. So you understand at 186MB you only have 14MB available of extra stuff you can put into the image. You can resize up later but never down. You may specify any MB size you wish to use for the image. Experiment later, for now just make it 200M.
6. fdisk raring.img (you will see an error about invalid flag, this is ok, step 7 below is w for write, do proceed to step 7)
7. Type w to quit
8. Determine the file system you want (I used ext4)
a. Now type: mkfs.ext4 raring.img (according to config file of Tubuntu app, the partition is set up as ext3, you can use that as well)
b. A warning that your image is not a block special device (when choosing ext4) hit Y to proceed.
c. From /Ubuntu-raring directory type: mkdir mount
9. Now type: sudo mount –o loop ./raring.img ./mount
10. Now type: cd mount
10a. Now type: ls (you are only listing the mount directory to verify you have the lost+found directory) Go up one directory to /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring
11. Now type: cp /home/thomas/Downloads/raring-core-armhf.tar.gz /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring
12. Now type: sudo tar xvvf raring-core-armhf.tar.gz –C ./mount (you should not be in the mount directory)
13. Now type: sudo tar xvvf modules.tar.gz -C ./mount (you should not be in the mount directory)
14. sudo cp /usr/bin/qemu-arm-static /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring/mount/usr/bin (enter)
15. Now type: sudo chroot mount (if successful you will see /#)
16. Now type: passwd and make a password and confirm it.
17. Now type: exit
18. Now type: sudo umount ./mount
19. You should now be in the /home/thomas/images/ubuntu-raring/ directory. From here use the ls command and see your raring.img file.
20. You will need to copy this file your Windows box and use the Tubuntu installation application OR wheelie and nvflash commands. (Wheelie and nvflash commands are for more advanced users).
21. Click on this link for the next guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=37803357