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    How to install ubuntu on a droid.

    Ubuntu faced some challenges I got it to work with Debian instead. Feel free to read through this thread as there is some good info, but I've asked to have it closed to further comments and the discussion will take place in this thread here with the correct instructions.

    Props to Chris for this message.






    I have been doing this since 2009 (On a G1) and recently heard that I'm one of the only ones who has done it (Droid).


    You will need,
    A kernel made by chevy or any other kernel with ext2 support (May need to alter guide)
    The ext2 update from here also
    A froyo rom (I'm using bb 0.4)
    Android terminal

    Debian files torrent http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/570...56.TPB.torrent


    Flash chevys kernel + ext2 module.
    Dl and copy the debian folder to the root of the sdcard.
    Open android terminal and type
    Code:
    su
    Then
    Code:
    cd /sdcard/debian
    Then
    Code:
     sh ./debian.sh
    Then
    Code:
    bootdebian
    Then
    Code:
    start
    Now download and open up android vnc and put in

    nickname: linux
    address: localhost
    password: crabsvnc
    Color format: 24 bit
    Then press connect and Ta Da.

    Nice and simple right?



    Troubleshooting:
    Format sdcard ( I had to do this alot)

    Make sure you installed and did everything correctly.

    MAKE SURE ALL APPS ARE ON PHONE AND NOT SDCARD. (I had to do this with androidvnc)
    Last edited by crabs; 07-20-2010 at 07:11 PM.
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    Woah. Nice work kid. props
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    I am so doing this tomorrow.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Rom: CyanogenMod 7 Winner00's Nightly #85
    Recovery: ClockworkMod 3.1.0.2
    Kernel: Prime's deprimed_test
    Theme: Stock
    Launcher: ADW EX 1.2.2
    Launcher Theme: Gingerbread
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    Right behind you Tank! I'm running out of hours in the day.

    Great write up crabs, thanks.
    Chris

    If you apply a rom or theme - backup first!
    If you don't know how to backup...Stop until you do.
    hint: I name my backups like this: sg6.0_20100428 or ss4.2_20100626 to easily find them later. rom and date.


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    This needs to be Sticky. Great write-up and one that I will surely revisit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1quickv6 View Post
    This needs to be Sticky. Great write-up and one that I will surely revisit.
    I'll sticky it if it works for me. I plan on doing it today. Or if a bunch of folks confirm it works for them, sticky it will be. May move it to Hacking FAQs - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum too.
    Chris

    If you apply a rom or theme - backup first!
    If you don't know how to backup...Stop until you do.
    hint: I name my backups like this: sg6.0_20100428 or ss4.2_20100626 to easily find them later. rom and date.


    Have a Problem, Click here to Visit the Rescue Squad
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    I tried things your way and this is what I get

    ##su
    #bootubuntu

    EXT2 loaded!

    ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy
    mount: No such file or directory
    mount: No such file or directory
    mount: No such file or directory
    net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1
    Setting /etc/resolv.conf to Google Open DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/resolv.conf: directory nonexistant
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/resolv.conf: directory nonexistant
    Setting localhost on /etc/hosts
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/hosts: directory nonexistant
    READY TO ROCK AND ROLL BABY!
    Brought to you by NexusOneHacks.net and the open source community!
    Chevy is a crab.

    chroot: can't execute '/bin/bash': No such file or directory

    Shutting down Ubuntu
    failed.
    failed.
    failed.
    failed.
    Last edited by B3y0ndD34th; 07-13-2010 at 09:18 AM.
    Asala Specs:
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    Bugless Beast V0.5 (Froyo FRG22D, Android 2.2)
    ChevyNo1 1.2 Ghz LV Kernel
    NexTheme Port for BBV0.5, Transparent Dialer and Contacts
    Home++, Rooted, OC'ed, Ubuntu and Debian (LXDE)
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    I think I will give this a shot today. How is the performance in your experience?


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    Quote Originally Posted by B3y0ndD34th View Post
    I tried things your way and this is what I get

    ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy
    mount: No such file or directory
    mount: No such file or directory
    mount: No such file or directory
    net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1
    Setting /etc/resolv.conf to Google Open DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/resolv.conf: directory nonexistant
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/resolv.conf: directory nonexistant
    Setting localhost on /etc/hosts
    bootubuntu: cannot create /data/local/mnt/etc/hosts: directory nonexistant
    READY TO ROCK AND ROLL BABY!
    Brought to you by NexusOneHacks.net and the open source community!
    Chevy is a crab.

    chroot: can't execute '/bin/bash': No such file or directory

    Shutting down Ubuntu
    failed.
    failed.
    failed.
    failed.


    You didn't install the ext2 module.

    Read the post.
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    Downloading the files now... Can't wait to try this out.
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    Rom: CyanogenMod 7 Winner00's Nightly #85
    Recovery: ClockworkMod 3.1.0.2
    Kernel: Prime's deprimed_test
    Theme: Stock
    Launcher: ADW EX 1.2.2
    Launcher Theme: Gingerbread
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