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By DerArtem, Senior Member on 10th January 2011, 08:21 PM
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Hello,

I have prepared a few update.zip's with kernels to boot linux:

There are two different zips.

One to boot linux from a USB Flashdrive and the other from a SD card.

Installation Instructions:
ALWAYS HAVE CHARGER CONNECTED WHEN UPDATING A FIRMWARE.

1. Please follow the instructions here to prepare your SD / USB Drive - start at "== Create a rootfs SD card ==". http://ac100.gudinna.com/README/

2. Extract contents to a folder and follow instructions below.
  1. copy the update.zip to a sdcard, and insert sdcard into folio.
  2. Enter "Recovery menu" when folio is just turned on and press (POWER) once and (VOL up) next.
  3. press (VOL up) Factory reset or system update.
  4. press(VOL down) to continue to system update.
  5. press (VOL up) to confirm system update.
  6. during installation progress bar will show har far it is.
  7. folio will reboot after installation.
  8. insert the usb or flashdrive with the prepared filesystem into the folio and the tablet will boot automaticly from it
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10th January 2011, 10:37 PM |#2  
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This sounds very interesting, might give it a try when im done playing with my new folio, ubuntu on it would be awesome
11th January 2011, 09:57 AM |#3  
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Does it boot to a full Ubuntu desktop or a bash prompt?
11th January 2011, 10:27 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by DerArtem

Hello,

I have prepared a few update.zip's with kernels to boot linux:

Please follow the instructions here to prepare your SD / USB Drive - start at "== Create a rootfs SD card ==".

Unzip the zip and then use the zip inside to update your kernel.

There are two different zips.

One to boot linux from a USB Flashdrive and the other from a SD card.

Hi DerArtem,

once the media (SD) is setup, you need special key combo in order to let folio boot from the SD? thanks in advance.
11th January 2011, 12:29 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zoken4

Does it boot to a full Ubuntu desktop or a bash prompt?

It depends on what you have put on your sd / usb flash.

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Originally Posted by Ivalex

Hi DerArtem,

once the media (SD) is setup, you need special key combo in order to let folio boot from the SD? thanks in advance.

I have updated the 1st post.
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11th January 2011, 01:14 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by DerArtem

It depends on what you have put on your sd / usb flash.



I have updated the 1st post.

gorgeous!

got it, the first step, is exactly the same as uploading a mod. then the SD modified as per gudinna instr. will bring you to linux.

thanks again.
11th January 2011, 01:22 PM |#7  
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how fast/responsive is this? Can you benchmark it against the AC100 netbook running the same image - that had a noticeable lag at least on SD card access.
13th January 2011, 08:32 PM |#8  
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How prepare the SD?
Thank you for your work!!!

I did all the process but I can't start linux.
The kernel boots but stop without start the desktop.

You can see when stops in this image:
ifisc.uib-csic.es/~edu/fotos_folio100/1.jpg
(Put the http:..., I can't put links because the system)

I prepared the filesystem in a SD card only decompressing the tar.gz, ¿Is necessary recompile the kernel or something like configure it?

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Originally Posted by Shark17

Thank you for your work!!!

I did all the process but I can't start linux.
The kernel boots but stop without start the desktop.

You can see when stops in this image:
ifisc.uib-csic.es/~edu/fotos_folio100/1.jpg
(Put the http:..., I can't put links because the system)

I prepared the filesystem in a SD card only decompressing the tar.gz, ¿Is necessary recompile the kernel or something like configure it?

Shark.

I have not tested it using a SD-Card. I will try it out when I have some time...
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14th January 2011, 11:38 AM |#10  
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I met the same problem : stuck at the "no console found" point, and this either with an sd-card or a usb key. I also tried wolfx's method (boot via fastboot), and had the same problem.
To me, it seems that this must come from the system we put on the sdcard/usb key.

DerArtem : could you tell us what distro you put on your usb-key ? (and maybe even with links for download ?)

Regards,

eRaph
14th January 2011, 12:00 PM |#11  
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USB tried
I tried with the USB and had the same problem.

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To me, it seems that this must come from the system we put on the sdcard/usb key.

I'm agree with your opinion.

I confirm that the method is not agressive for the tablet, restore android works for me.
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