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[GUIDE] Ubuntu on Galaxy S

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By BenF1, Senior Member on 19th August 2010, 05:26 PM
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Seems to have gone unnoticed here!



To run Ubuntu on Android/Samsung you need to create an img file using my post, you can also use two of my start and stop scripts from here start stop.

Step 1:
Lets begin by preparing our device by create an folder on android, connect your phone to your computer and do:

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sudo adb shell
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cd /sdcard
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mkdir ubuntu
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exit
Step 2:
Now you can upload the img file and if you like you can also upload my start and stop scripts.

Code:
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sudo adb push ubuntu.img /sdcard/ubuntu
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sudo adb push startA_ubuntu.sh /sdcard/ubuntu
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sudo adb push stopA_ubuntu.sh /sdcard/ubuntu
Step 3:
Now that you have done all the prep work you can use your ubuntu by doing:

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su
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cd /sdcard/ubuntu
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sh startA_ubuntu.sh ubuntu.img
Step 4:
To exit just run:

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exit
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sh stopA_ubuntu.sh
That’s it, no more no less

All credit goes to Coralic

EDIT:Here is the Ubuntu image.

A Fix for some issues can be found here!
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19th August 2010, 05:34 PM |#2  
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Could you please post your ubuntu img file to a file sharing site.

I am never able to create the image. It always fails when i try to build the image.

If you want, I can host it on my server for no cost if you dont have space on your server.
19th August 2010, 05:39 PM |#3  
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I found http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FALJFT3L

http://www.filefactory.com/file/b26fg8g/n/ubuntu.zip

From http://nexusonehacks.net/nexus-one-h...us-oneandroid/

Designed for the nexus one but the image should be the same.
19th August 2010, 06:38 PM |#4  
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this sounds very fun and interesting.

but, what will we gain by running a full fledge linux in the phone?
19th August 2010, 06:41 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by khsbenny

I found http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FALJFT3L

http://www.filefactory.com/file/b26fg8g/n/ubuntu.zip

From http://nexusonehacks.net/nexus-one-h...us-oneandroid/

Designed for the nexus one but the image should be the same.

I don't believe that those img's are the same.

SGS ubuntu img should be 1G
The Nexus One ubuntu img is 600mb
19th August 2010, 06:44 PM |#6  
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really nice !
19th August 2010, 07:40 PM |#7  
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I have added one of my img files to the blog, Because i am new I can not post urls, please visit my blog you can find a download link there to my img file.
19th August 2010, 07:42 PM |#8  
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Oh my god! Is that true?!? You can run ubuntu on the galaxy s?!? O_o
And...how does it perform? Lol...does someone have a screenshot or better a video of this one? :P
19th August 2010, 07:47 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by carlocb

Oh my god! Is that true?!? You can run ubuntu on the galaxy s?!? O_o
And...how does it perform? Lol...does someone have a screenshot or better a video of this one? :P

Uhm performance isn't that of your android haha, You can do stuff but it's not that fast.
19th August 2010, 07:56 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by ArminC

Uhm performance isn't that of your android haha, You can do stuff but it's not that fast.

LOL, I thought so! But maybe with a lightweight wm like xfce or openbox...
Maybe just opening X with no wm but FireFox open... for *true* flash support (like full Facebook and games and everything)!If it boots fast enough...
But does it reboot and is there a boot manager or what?

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19th August 2010, 08:05 PM |#11  
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In case anyone skips it, the link at the bottom of the OP shows a youtube clip of it running. I like how it runs on top of android (vnc to localhost).

Anyways, if anyone does this, I would appreciate feedback on flash in web browser (thinks of Mozilla firefox ) My concern are hardware functions like wifi.
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