so this is a guide how to install the Sugar Learning Platform ( http://www.sugarlabs.org/ ), which might be known from the OLPC project ( http://one.laptop.org/ ) on a low cost tablet using Android. In this example I used the Zync Z930 ( http://www.zync.in/index.php/our-pro...nc-z930-detail ), but generally spoken it should be possible on every tablet / device running Android.
Complete Linux Installer ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...esult&hl=en_GB )
android-vnc-viewer ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...esult&hl=en_GB )
Android Terminal Emulator ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...esult&hl=en_GB )
All the software above should be free of cost (at least at the time this is written). Technically we will have running a special Fedora-ARM-Image in a chroot environment on the top of Android. But you will need root rights for this, so be aware of warranty conditions and other things as it might harm your device and make it unusable.
To root your device, you must find a method that works for your device. Many devices can be rooted according to that method , for my device I used simply adb commands as described by arunal_123 in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2093663
I did not use the files he offered as I had my own, but I think this should not change a thing. However, be aware what rooting means and if you do not know it, DO NOT DO IT.
OK, so I expect you to have downloaded the 3 applications I suggested, now that we have a rooted device, let us start the real work!
First, download the Fedora-Image file from here As you can read, this is an ALPHA version, and in fact there are some bugs, however, it should work for us, so do not worry.
Now I expect that you have the image file at /user/home/fedora.img
First you might want to enlarge the image file to allow us to install all the applications we want. You can do that like this. I used method 1. If you face some trouble that the mount-point does not exist, feel free to create it by yourself manually like that as root on terminal (I expect you to run a GNU/Linux on your computer, if you do not have one, just load down an image of for example Ubuntu and put it on your USB drive ( http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...re-you-install )):
OK, now that you have enlarged your image file (maybe to 2GB), let´s proceed.
Open the terminal app and type su. Now there should be a # instead of a $. If this does not work, you have not successfully rooted your device, go back to step one, if you face trouble, make a specific thread for your device, but search on the forum before. Now you can already start up fedora using the following command:
sh /data/data/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid/files/bootscript.sh /mnt/sdcard/fedora/fedora.img
Now some errors will popup, let us ignore them right now. So we are in fedora right now, but without graphical view. First, we can update all the stuff by using yum. Just type yum update (that might take some time, take a cup of coffee or realize that you should repaint your wall again)
Alright, so now let us install the programs we need, that is the tightvnc-server and the sugar-desktop, therefore type
yum install tightvnc-server yum groupinstall sugar-desktop yum install sugar-emulator
#!/bin/sh [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey vncconfig -iconic & x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & dbus-launch --session sugar &
chmod 666 /dev/null chmod 777 /tmp yum install MAKEDEV cd /dev MAKEDEV tty MAKEDEV pts
su - fedora vncserver
Alright, go back to root via exit and shut the hole thing down via exit again.
So start Fedora again by pressing the Vol-Up button and w on the terminal, press enter.
OK, now we should have a more or less graphical interface, so start android-vnc-viewer, use the following settings:
Port-Number: 5900 Username: fedora Password: <your_choice> 24bit colours
Now you should see some terminal, type
Enjoy Sugar on your tablet and tell me about your experiences and problems.
I just wrote this hole post out of my memory, so probability is high I forgot something, just tell me about your issues and I will update the guide.