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By randomblame, Recognized Developer on 24th February 2013, 08:59 PM
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VERY work in progress. Wifi works flakily use an open network to play with the keyboard tends to freak out when typing in a network password.
This is a PREVIEW of what this platform will become. It is not finished. Many apps are just placeholders. The good news the system image is built and you can just plug in new ubuntu images as they become available.

to install latest daily (as of 03/23/13)
Reboot into Recovery
Backup! - expect everything to be deleted if you do not.
WIPE (wipe data/factory reset) This is required!
Flash system image
Flash Ubuntu image
Flash Layout fix
Reboot

To reverse the process use adb reboot recovery - or hold power off button till it shuts down then restart in recovery - yes it's obnoxious but the reboot and power off commands are absent from ubuntu still. Once back in recovery wipe and flash a replacement android rom and you'll be back to normal.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS DO NOT FLASH THIS IF YOU CAN'T RTFM.



kernel source: https://github.com/RobotApocalypse/kernel_acer_a500
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24th February 2013, 10:11 PM |#2  
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I be following your progress then good work !
24th February 2013, 10:49 PM |#3  
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I figured you would do this but I still can't find a good reason to run it. Nothing works (which is the nature of this not your fault). lol
24th February 2013, 10:53 PM |#4  
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I figured you would do this but I still can't find a good reason to run it. Nothing works (which is the nature of this not your fault). lol

yeah I have issues ... it will get better as they improve userland. They're moving to a raring base soon and hopefully some of the blanks will be filled in


*fixed layout
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25th February 2013, 12:28 AM |#5  
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yeah I have issues ... it will get better as they improve userland. They're moving to a raring base soon and hopefully some of the blanks will be filled in


*fixed layout

After this gets to a more stable state for the A500 would someone be able to port it to the A200?
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25th February 2013, 12:43 AM |#6  
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wifi is up
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25th February 2013, 12:45 AM |#7  
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Hey Randomblame,

You keep me amazed by the speed at which you are able to get these new iterations running on our 2 year old machine. If anything it has re-validated to my what a good purchase the A500 was. Its developers like you that have made me a huge open source convert and I look forward for t he day when OS's will be device agnostic.

Thanks again for the effort behind this port and hope to see the platform emerge.
25th February 2013, 01:13 AM |#8  
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OP updated with download links and instructions.
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25th February 2013, 01:36 AM |#9  
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Can I Dual Boot?

I would love to use it and still have my Android

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Grat work!
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25th February 2013, 01:54 AM |#10  
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Can I Dual Boot?

I would love to use it and still have my Android

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Grat work!
TY!

I wouldn't recommend it this uses a massive chunk of the /data partition and its not really something to be used as much as it is something to be toyed with
25th February 2013, 03:42 AM |#11  
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I wouldn't recommend it this uses a massive chunk of the /data partition and its not really something to be used as much as it is something to be toyed with

can we repartition fs to use separate /data for android and Ubuntu?
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