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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by worldwaffle, May 4, 2011.

  1. worldwaffle

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    Hi everyone :D

    As you may have figured out by now, I have a question. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my phone, and am following this guide:

    How to Install Ubuntu on Android! (And partly http://nexusonehacks.net/nexus-one-hacks/ubuntu-on-nexus-one-android/ for the files. These files are on the original link I think, however, too.)

    Well, I get down to step 12. Then, when I should be butting up into command-line Ubuntu, I fail. It may be because the LG Ally doesn't support "loop devices" (?)

    Anyways, help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    EDIT 1: added the parenthetical sentences -just to give credit where its due :)
     

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    I am going to assume you are on windows since you are following said guide. I have made a guide myself specifically for the Ally and ubuntu. Its here, in the root section, and it guides you through building it from scratch. If you want, I will be in the irc channel on and off today. Join and catch me, I'll walk you through it. There is a way to do it from the phone only. Also, you have to be on a custom rom with GNM's kernel for loop support
     
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    Will the kernel in Velocity 1.1 support this "loop"?
     
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    I have not tested it actually on the device with the kernel, However, I have looked at the Kernel in the rom to look at implementing it in My rom, and I do not see very many differences, none that would suggest the lack of support.

    What all that basically means is, It should.
     
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    I used How to Install Ubuntu on Android!. I needed a ROM that supported "loop devices" so I tried Velocity 1.1. It worked.

    (but I got the files from the author's other site http://nexusonehacks.net/nexus-one-hacks/ubuntu-on-nexus-one-android/ -I think those files are on the original link though)

    and.... Ubuntu runs! Slowly, but, it runs! It's also cool because I can connect to my phone from my computer using a VNC client. It's almost like the Atrix 4G's Webtop. I find it pretty cool.


    So, because of this project, I basically got a great new ROM and accomplished my goal of installing Ubuntu. :D

    EDIT 1: Corrected "ubuntu" to "Ubuntu"
     
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    This seems cool. Can i see a picture or a video of the phone running it?
     
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    Can you give us a link to your guide? And is it going to work on LG Optimus M, and what ROM/Kernel will we need for it?
     
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