Ubuntu on Galaxy S

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by HarryHyper, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. HarryHyper

    HarryHyper Member
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    Hey Guys!

    This is my first post and it should be an interesting one. :D
    Today I was trying to install Ubuntu on my rooted Galaxy S Vibrant. But, When I was moving the Contents of the download to my SD card, I realized that I didn't have enough space. I had a 2 gig SD card and the contents were just over 2 gigs (Plus the SD card really only had about 1.9 gigs) so obviously THAT wouldn't work. So I asked around and someone said that they had dropped the ubuntu contents into the internal memory instead of the SD card on their Moto DROID. Basically I am wondering if it is possible to do the installation process through my 16gb internal memory instead of the sd card. So for example in the guide telling you how to install ubuntu on android where it says to access the files for installation, they wouldn't be in the SD card, they would be in the internal memory.

    Is this clear enough? :p

    Thanks in advance

    Harrison
     

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  2. Isthmus

    Isthmus Well-Known Member
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    IIRC the internal memory in a Moto Droid is only 256MB. The 16gb of memory comes from it's micro SD card.
     
  3. HarryHyper

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    okay.... this doesn't answer my question though
     
  4. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Well-Known Member
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    That is interesting because the internal memory is treated like a SD card and any sd card you add to it, is treated as a subfolder via a symbollic link.

    My internal storage on my Galay S looks like this:
    /sdcard/

    and any storage I add to this looks like"

    /sdcard/sd

    Maybe the bootloader is looking for /sdcard/

    ??
     
  5. zuchini

    zuchini New Member
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    i already tried... apparently ubuntu for arm doesnt like hummingbirds... i had zero luck in the install:thinking:
     
  6. HarryHyper

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    Thank you for telling me before i tried XD

    I hope you did something wrong cause I want this to work XD
     
  7. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
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    Op is using a Samsung Vibrant not a Moto Droid.
     
  8. HarryHyper

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    He knows he is just pointing out that the droid doesnt have enough mem to do this. I mentioned the droid in the OP.
     
  9. HarryHyper

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    what step did it stop working for you?
     
  10. zuchini

    zuchini New Member
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    nevermind, guess it does work, someone on xda has figured out how to get it working and posted a video tutorial on the install...
     
  11. HarryHyper

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    I would do that... if i knew about programming for android :p
     

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