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zacthespack

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THIS PAGE IS NOW CLOSE THE PROJECT HAST MOVED TO A NEW THREAD HERE http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585009

I have working on a project in the form of an app, which guides you through the installation of Ubuntu within android via chroot. It includes a ubuntu 10.10 image I have been working on which includes lots of program to allow users to develop program/scripts etc within Ubuntu on there phone/tablet.

However I have I have yet to get much testing on this device and would like more feedback from users!

Please post your device/kernel/rom along with what did and didn't work, so I can draw up what I need to change in the next release of the app/ubuntu build.

To keep up to date with updates and news of the project please check the website :)
Website
http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.com/

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCqzs8yQTM8

App Download

Boot Script
ubuntu.sh(V5)

Full Image
This image is 1.5GB to download, once extracted 3.5GB, and include alot of programs like openoffice, thunderbird, firefox and over programs for 'developing' - Also allows you to switch between the LXDE and Gnome desktops, and you can define screen size on boot!
ubuntuV5-image.zip

Lightweight Image - This is yet to be included in an app, will be included in the next release (aka 2.0 ;) ), so get it now before anyone else!
This image is just under 500MB to download, once extracted 2.5GB, and include only programs needed (LXDE desktop, web browser, + other basic programs) also allows you to define screen size on boot
ubuntuV5-sm-image.zip

12.04 images
I have now started work on building new 12.04 images these come in core (just the bear-bones ubuntu) and full (ubuntu with GUI and other programs) and will be updated as 12.04 moves through its milestones (and when I make new updates to the mods I make from the main stream arm port).
These are for testing ONLY until 12.04 reaches stable release.
You can view the images here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxonandroid/files/Ubuntu/12.04/

I also want to build up a small group of testers who I can email with new images and scripts, these will include all future distros that I do. If you are interested in joining this test group please PM me or send a email to [email protected]
The only requirement is that your willing to test and send feedback along with screen shoots etc where required, it would also be good if your willing to try different roms and kernels for your device!

Sig Banner
Show your love of ubuntu on android with my sig banner:
ubuntuuser.png

image url is "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11206993/ubuntuuser.png"

Other Guides
Like this guide? want to try something different? then check out my other guides for different distro's
Backtrack - This is a distro that is based around security testing, it also includes the Gnome desktop environment and a range of other programs.

Updates
18/02/12
*New 12.04 images started building, for now not included in the app but once a bit more stable will be included

29/01/12
*New V5 small image, featuring fixed Java, even more lightweight (now around 1.2GB free) and user can set screen size on boot
*PAID New Build guide which shows you how to build your own Ubuntu images
*Brand new UI To make the whole thing more useable
*PAID new 'one click boot' feature to allow quick booting from either the widget or inside the app
*PAID new widget to activate the one click boot
*PAID app install guide changed in light of 'one click boot'
*Fixed keyboard mapping of random letters in Gnome

18/01/12
*Large ubuntu image now allows user to set screen size on boot!
*Large Ubuntu image now lets you select between LXDE and Gnome desktops
*Large Ubuntu image has been recompiled to fix the likes of Java (note some of the above changes will be included in the small image in the future)
*FAQ section updated with more answers to questions I have been getting
*Install guide updated in light of the new large image

06/01/12
*PAID app file downloads now use new fast FTP server and support direct downloading (click the button to download a image and it starts to download right away)
*New boot script which has fixed problems with it not booting on alot of devices, and fixed problem which some people getting a grey screen when loading UI
*Boot script now downloaded in zip file to fix problems with downloading script
*Both apps fixed to support low resolutions
*Both apps cleaned up

28/12/11
*PAID app now supports 960x540 'qHD' resolution
*ALL Ubuntu lightweight images cleaned up even more saved another 300MB of space
*ALL Ubuntu images updated with all new updates
*ALL Ubuntu images now in .zip format to fix problems with some peoples devices failing to extract the .rar files
*Boot script updated, once booted now terminal acts like a command line interface for Ubuntu, and some boot problems now fixed
*Image and boot script now downloadable separately to allow easier updating

19/12/11
New 'lighter' ubuntu image options for all resolutions already supported

15/12/11
New ubuntu images with all updates up to 15/11/11
FREE app ubuntu image resized to fit 800x480 resolution
PAID app ubuntu images now includes 4 images for 800x480, 854x480, 1024x600 and 1280x800 resolutions
 
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amskhan1

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is this like a flash or a new launcher?
i would like to test it
lg optimus s
kravens iho
looks like its pretty solid would u conisder porting this to the hp touch pad?
 
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is this like a flash or a new launcher?
i would like to test it
lg optimus s
kravens iho
looks like its pretty solid would u conisder porting this to the hp touch pad?

This is a guide to running a full ubuntu image within android, the guide includes links to everything you need etc, I have been working on the ubuntu image and guide for some time in the forums of devices I have so now want to expand to all android devices that can support it.
Does the HP touch pad have android/a android port? If so its quite possible this would work
 
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Will test out. Ill report back to let you kno how it goes.

My Device: T-Mobile G2x (LG-P999)
ROM: CM7 2.3.7 (CM7-7.2.0-RC0-G2X-KANG)
Kernel: 2.6.32.49-Cyanogenmod

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Thank you very much guys! the more devices I can get tested the more I can fix, and give everyone a better Ubuntu in android.
Also will be updating the app in the future to make it even easier to install and run
 
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You should post the image in the Android Development :)

I have a chrooted Ubuntu 10.2, I think, on my Nexus S, works okay, because its running side by side with Android OS...

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I've tried so many times on my atrix with cyanogen and it hasn't worked. You just might be my Savior, I'll let you know in a day or two:)
Thanks!


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It wont work with kernels which dont have loop capabilities


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zacthespack

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You should post the image in the Android Development :)

I have a chrooted Ubuntu 10.2, I think, on my Nexus S, works okay, because its running side by side with Android OS...

Sent from Behind You.

Hi, I decided to create the app instead of posting the guide again, so it is more accessible to people outside of XDA. But you can get the download link from my desire S guide here

It wont work with kernels which dont have loop capabilities


Sent from Behind You.

Indeed there are really only to requirements, root and loop devices support, most custom kernels should include loop device support. If they don't you need to have a word with your devices kernel devs ;) :p

I forgot to say there is also a donation version of the app for those that want to support me as i trug through Uni. The donation version will give you all updates before the free app and in the future extra features from the free version as i develop it further, this can be bought here

Anyway look forward to hearing all your feedback!
 

zacthespack

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A little update for you all, I am in the process of uploading new images (will take a while on my connection) which include all updates up to today, I have noticed installing all the updates has increased the performance and feel some what which is nice. The desplay image included in the free app will also be changed to 800x480 to fit most phones, in the paid app images with 854x480, 1024x600 and 1280x800 will be included.

But because I do enjoy giving something a little extra back to XDA I will be adding to the first post download links for ALL ubuntu images so you can download them to your computer then put them on the phone/tablet if you wish
 

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Can you upload a YouTube video on how it runs? Pls. If you can that would be cool. Thanks! I wanna try this out but I'm a Ubuntu noob. So bare with me pls, but I do learn quick. Thanks again! & can't wait to try it out.
 

zacthespack

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Can you upload a YouTube video on how it runs? Pls. If you can that would be cool. Thanks! I wanna try this out but I'm a Ubuntu noob. So bare with me pls, but I do learn quick. Thanks again! & can't wait to try it out.

Sure I will do a video and put it up on youtube a little later, just got to finish some code for the new version of the app :)
 
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umm.. I think I got it working.. but it looks like hell (funny coloring, shatty res). In the OP it says your uploading new resolutions could you clarify that? also VNC FC'd when i was using firefox..

Good work... Thanks bro

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zacthespack

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Solid! Alright thanks dude. I can't wait to take a shot at it, it sound cool. God bless you & your work. :D

Sorry It took so long here is the video http://youtu.be/3WNeY9b5DIg

Long time reader.. first time poster.. XDA is king

umm.. I think I got it working.. but it looks like hell (funny coloring, shatty res). In the OP it says your uploading new resolutions could you clarify that? also VNC FC'd when i was using firefox..

Good work... Thanks bro

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[ROM] Team Tiamat Xoom Rom 2.3.0 - US Verizon LTE Edition [12/11/11]

You need to adjust VNC's settings to show true colour. Open VNC and scroll through the settings for the ubuntu connect, near the bottom you will find 'color format' change this to 24-bit color (4bpp), and you will want the new image that is the same rez as your tablet (1280x800)

New 800x480 and 854x480 images are uploaded the other two will be done today, sorry its taking so long my upload speeds are shocking, however the old image has had 250 downloads over the last two days, so im doing something right :p, once again please consider buying the paid version which will be getting many more features in the short future that he free one will not!
 
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I have a question, is the paid version of the app showing up as compatible with you device? As someone has said its saying its incompatible even through the free one is compatiable

EDIT
I have now fixed the problem
 
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zacthespack

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All images are now done for the tablets etc, the paid app will be updated hopefully today to include them all, and the free app will include the 800x480 image
 

kijp15

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@zac,

Thanks for the YouTube video & it looks amazing. I can't to test it out when I get home. Cause I see that it recommends wifi for download. Cool. Thanks zac! :)
 
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    THIS PAGE IS NOW CLOSE THE PROJECT HAST MOVED TO A NEW THREAD HERE http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585009

    I have working on a project in the form of an app, which guides you through the installation of Ubuntu within android via chroot. It includes a ubuntu 10.10 image I have been working on which includes lots of program to allow users to develop program/scripts etc within Ubuntu on there phone/tablet.

    However I have I have yet to get much testing on this device and would like more feedback from users!

    Please post your device/kernel/rom along with what did and didn't work, so I can draw up what I need to change in the next release of the app/ubuntu build.

    To keep up to date with updates and news of the project please check the website :)
    Website
    http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.com/

    Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCqzs8yQTM8

    App Download

    Boot Script
    ubuntu.sh(V5)

    Full Image
    This image is 1.5GB to download, once extracted 3.5GB, and include alot of programs like openoffice, thunderbird, firefox and over programs for 'developing' - Also allows you to switch between the LXDE and Gnome desktops, and you can define screen size on boot!
    ubuntuV5-image.zip

    Lightweight Image - This is yet to be included in an app, will be included in the next release (aka 2.0 ;) ), so get it now before anyone else!
    This image is just under 500MB to download, once extracted 2.5GB, and include only programs needed (LXDE desktop, web browser, + other basic programs) also allows you to define screen size on boot
    ubuntuV5-sm-image.zip

    12.04 images
    I have now started work on building new 12.04 images these come in core (just the bear-bones ubuntu) and full (ubuntu with GUI and other programs) and will be updated as 12.04 moves through its milestones (and when I make new updates to the mods I make from the main stream arm port).
    These are for testing ONLY until 12.04 reaches stable release.
    You can view the images here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxonandroid/files/Ubuntu/12.04/

    I also want to build up a small group of testers who I can email with new images and scripts, these will include all future distros that I do. If you are interested in joining this test group please PM me or send a email to [email protected]
    The only requirement is that your willing to test and send feedback along with screen shoots etc where required, it would also be good if your willing to try different roms and kernels for your device!

    Sig Banner
    Show your love of ubuntu on android with my sig banner:
    ubuntuuser.png

    image url is "http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11206993/ubuntuuser.png"

    Other Guides
    Like this guide? want to try something different? then check out my other guides for different distro's
    Backtrack - This is a distro that is based around security testing, it also includes the Gnome desktop environment and a range of other programs.

    Updates
    18/02/12
    *New 12.04 images started building, for now not included in the app but once a bit more stable will be included

    29/01/12
    *New V5 small image, featuring fixed Java, even more lightweight (now around 1.2GB free) and user can set screen size on boot
    *PAID New Build guide which shows you how to build your own Ubuntu images
    *Brand new UI To make the whole thing more useable
    *PAID new 'one click boot' feature to allow quick booting from either the widget or inside the app
    *PAID new widget to activate the one click boot
    *PAID app install guide changed in light of 'one click boot'
    *Fixed keyboard mapping of random letters in Gnome

    18/01/12
    *Large ubuntu image now allows user to set screen size on boot!
    *Large Ubuntu image now lets you select between LXDE and Gnome desktops
    *Large Ubuntu image has been recompiled to fix the likes of Java (note some of the above changes will be included in the small image in the future)
    *FAQ section updated with more answers to questions I have been getting
    *Install guide updated in light of the new large image

    06/01/12
    *PAID app file downloads now use new fast FTP server and support direct downloading (click the button to download a image and it starts to download right away)
    *New boot script which has fixed problems with it not booting on alot of devices, and fixed problem which some people getting a grey screen when loading UI
    *Boot script now downloaded in zip file to fix problems with downloading script
    *Both apps fixed to support low resolutions
    *Both apps cleaned up

    28/12/11
    *PAID app now supports 960x540 'qHD' resolution
    *ALL Ubuntu lightweight images cleaned up even more saved another 300MB of space
    *ALL Ubuntu images updated with all new updates
    *ALL Ubuntu images now in .zip format to fix problems with some peoples devices failing to extract the .rar files
    *Boot script updated, once booted now terminal acts like a command line interface for Ubuntu, and some boot problems now fixed
    *Image and boot script now downloadable separately to allow easier updating

    19/12/11
    New 'lighter' ubuntu image options for all resolutions already supported

    15/12/11
    New ubuntu images with all updates up to 15/11/11
    FREE app ubuntu image resized to fit 800x480 resolution
    PAID app ubuntu images now includes 4 images for 800x480, 854x480, 1024x600 and 1280x800 resolutions
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    On htc sense 3.5 doesn`t work, this is the rom i`ve tested www.sms.goodluckwith.us with your image of ubuntu(the large one)
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    Passion!

    zacthespack you know you are just great man...thanks a lot for your hard work because you put a lot of soul and passion here!
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    Hi zac,

    - I'm trying out 12.04 and it works great on my SGS2 running ICS. The only issue though is that neither the Ubuntu Software Centre nor Synaptic seem to work - I click on the icon and nothing happens. apt-get however, does work fine and I'm able to install programs from the terminal.

    - I want to increase the size of the image (using dd), but I'm not sure what block-size to use, so can you please specify what block-size you used to create the original image? Thanks.

    - Also, a suggestion: Can you provide an image with Unity-2D pre-installed, and set as default? Afterall, Unity was designed for devices with small screens / resolutions.

    - Finally, I replied to your blog post re. torrent downloads. Kindly check the same.

    Regards,
    deX

    Hi,

    Thank you for reporting to software centre issues etc i will look into this and make sure they are fixed on final release

    I will have to boot my ubuntu machine to check this drop me a email so I dont forget and I will do it in the morning for you :)

    I have been playing with Unity but there are alot of problems with getting it running over vnc on android, basiclly no icons load which is quick a big issue :p I am continuing to try to work on this and had hoped that the full image on final release from beta would feature unity but time will have to tell

    I shall check it out thanks :)
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    is this like a flash or a new launcher?
    i would like to test it
    lg optimus s
    kravens iho
    looks like its pretty solid would u conisder porting this to the hp touch pad?

    This is a guide to running a full ubuntu image within android, the guide includes links to everything you need etc, I have been working on the ubuntu image and guide for some time in the forums of devices I have so now want to expand to all android devices that can support it.
    Does the HP touch pad have android/a android port? If so its quite possible this would work
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