Originally Posted by Thomas_xxxxx
this error: Failed to extract rootfs.tar.gz archive! Installing to internal memory works fine. I tried two flash drives but both of them give Failed to extract rootfs.tar.gz archive! error. I am using old TWRP and multirom.
Hi there, I'm having the same issue installing ubuntu-13.04-preinstalled on my N7 2012. Been using Multirom for about a year now and it has always worked great. I upgraded to v33a and then was forced to reinstall Ubuntu 13.04, due to a failed dist-upgrade-nothing to do with MRom. Removed the old Ubuntu 13.04 (had installed fine under v32) and attempted to reinstall it from exactly the same package. Error: "Failed to extract rootfs.tar.gz archive!". Redownloaded the package several times in case of corruption. Didn't work.
Eventually tried Arch Linux from an mrom package made from a rootfs.tar.gz from ArchARM. Worked but then ran into the same error I've had with any Linux rom, rom_info.txt specifies the filesystem incorrectly (f2fs instead of ext4) although its an easy fix and probably unrelated. Bluez5 bluetooth package doesn't play nice with my N7 2012 so I want to go back to Ubuntu.
Perhaps v33 added some extra verification for the rootfs.tar.gz which incorrectly applies to Ubuntu, or maybe the Ubuntu img is due an upgrade (to mrom?)?
Using Multirom v33a with TWRP 3.0.0-0 (default MRom recovery) on a 32GB Nexus 7 2012 with default filesystems for all except cache (f2fs). Only CM12.1 and Arch Linux are currently installed and there is approx. 8GB free space.