Installing Ubuntu on AC100

Asked by Bernardo de Sousa

Hi guys.

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my AC100-114. The ac100-toolkit seems not work properly, and I've noticed linux4tegra used by it is not up to date (10.8.2 version, instead of 10.9.3). I don't really know if it makes a difference.

I've flashed boot.img from phh's site (the Jan 16 one) using this toolkit. Don't know if it's the best method. I've tried to follow this :

... but I don't understand what to do with modules-xxx.tbz2. Where is "/." ?? In the device ? If yes, can I have access to it without recovering Android ? Because Android is not usable now.

Host: Ubuntu 10.10 64-bits - 6 GB RAM - fair enough free disk space.
AC100-114 has been updated to Android 2.2, then partitions have been backuped, then partition 5 has been flashed with boot.img from phh's site (also 2011-01-16 folder).

I have the USB cable, I know how to put the device in recovery mode. I also have an external SD card 15 MB/sec.

I have a lot of questions, I really feel lost... So thank you very very much for any help.


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Marc Dietrich (marvin24) said :

Hi Bernardo,

currently we only have a 2.6.29 kernel which is best compatible with the 10.8.2 toolkit, but you can also use nvflash from 10.9 toolkit.

The modules are only needed if you made your own root filesystem. The filesystem image from phh already contains the modules. In general, they need to be extracted to / (means root of the filesystem), so that the modules land in /lib/modules/<kernel-version>

Currently there were problems introduced with the android 2.2 update, which is being works on, but you cannot boot any (none original) kernel after the update.

In recovery mode, the screen stays black (most users think something went wrong, while it didn't).

In gerneral, it's easier to answer such in the IRC channel (#ac100 on freenode).


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