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[HOWTO] Linux on Folio 100

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By DerArtem, Senior Member on 10th January 2011, 08:21 PM
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12th June 2012, 08:37 PM |#121  
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Hey guys!

My first post here...

I am very pleased with the way that our tablet is turning with the development of ICS. I am however a person who likes playing and fiddling with the device.

I got Kubuntu running from the SD-card with the help of the previous posts in this thread. I cant however seem to get any other system running.

I am very interested in Plasma Active One, which is the default OS on the recently released Spark KDE tablet. I found out that some developers got Plasma Active running on the Advent Vega/Viewsonic Viewpad 10. As the Advent Vega served as a base for the previous custom Vegacomb roms from Dexter, I think that it should be possible to boot the images from these developers.

I am however getting several errors when I try to boot from the SD-card, varying from '/dev could not be mounted: no such device' to 'kernel panic: init not found', or nothing might be happening after a little while. Is there anyone who has more experience and could explain to me/us how it might be possible to boot Plasma Active?

Then my second question, more to DerArtem/Nopy or other developers: The kernel that is mentioned in the first post is actually quite old. ICS runs on a much newer kernel. Would it be possible for the newer 3.1 kernel to boot from SD as well, and if so, how?

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The newly prepared SD-card doesn't work and causes a kernel panic. The exact error message is as following:
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[   12.432889] Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
From what I've found on the net, this error could be caused by so many things, both software and hardware based... so I am not sure what to do next... Anyone?

EDIT 2
I've read something about the nVidia Linux for Tegra releases... the kernel that nVidia mentions on their website is 3.1, is this usable for a possible Linux-booting Folio? What kind of modifications should be made to the release before compiling, in terms of drivers and so?

Thanks so far!

Regards,
Bas Dalenoord
the Netherlands

p.s. At the moment I am trying to build an SD-card with a different release of Plasma, I will post eventual results here. There is a custom kernel for the Advent Vega that I found. Would it be possible to flash this kernel to our Folio's without to much of a hassle?
 
 
17th June 2012, 07:48 PM |#122  
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Nobody?

My current idea is to try and flash the kernel image found on the following URL:

share.basyskom.com/contour/Deployment/mer_arm_install_archive/point_of_view_nvidia_tegra2/

I am not certain if this might harm the Folio... Could anybody tell me?

If this could be achieved, the other package should be bootable from SD without to much hassle. When I write the image, 2 partitions are created on my SD-card... thus it makes the kernel from the first post unusable as it will be looking for only 1 partition.

Regards,
Bas
17th June 2012, 10:18 PM |#123  
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Hello,

please use this kernel:

https://github.com/DerArtem/android-tegra-nv-2.6.39

And use the tegra_betelgeuse_android_defconfig. If you wan't to boot linux you must also disable some android security features in the kernel, otherwise you will get problems with networking.

You can not just use a different kernel like on a x86 PC. The kernel for the Folio was heavy adapted to work on it...
24th June 2012, 10:40 AM |#124  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DerArtem

Hello,

please use this kernel:

https://github.com/DerArtem/android-tegra-nv-2.6.39

And use the tegra_betelgeuse_android_defconfig. If you wan't to boot linux you must also disable some android security features in the kernel, otherwise you will get problems with networking.

Thanks for the great work!

Could you please prepare and attach updated zip files to the first post of the thread?
5th August 2012, 08:15 PM |#125  
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Any news on HDMI support?
13th August 2012, 02:03 PM |#126  
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So, since im a bit fed up with ICS i wanted to install Ubuntu on my folio. So i got al the parts i needed from this thread and set to work. The thing is now that i cant get the sd/mmc boot update to install. I keep getting an assert failed: write_raw_image error.

Some digging on my part revealed that it has to do with the size of the boot partition. I'm running CWM v5.5.0.4. Is there a way for me to resize the partitions, or do i have to go to the stock recovery partition?
10th October 2012, 04:29 PM |#127  
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I'm getting the same "write_raw_image" error when trying to apply the boot.img on the update.zip.. any idea on how to fix?
25th January 2016, 01:24 AM |#128  
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The most astonishing question is how make (adaptate) video driver, nvidia included for very old Xorg-xserver in their Linux-for-tegra package (16.5 as I recline), and in all your examples video=tegrafb. What's this? It isn't detected by Xorg -configure and however works in display default swrasterizer
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