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the pwner224
March 27th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 E4GT, which runs Android 4.0.3. I want to install Ubuntu on it. There is an app on the Market called Ubuntu Installer which will install Ubuntu, but it only gives 3.5 GB of storage. I followed the instructions on this site http://androlinux.com/android-ubuntu-development/how-to-build-chroot-arm-ubuntu-images-for-android/ but on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RootfsFromScratch it says that I will need to install the Linux kernel inside the --seed. Both websites give an example --seed linux-image-omap. However, my phone's processor is a Samsung Exynos. It is based on the ARM Cortex A9 and uses the ARM v7 architecture. How would I make an image for my phone and then install it, or is there any pre-built image that I can download (I want 8 GB of storage in the image)?

March 27th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Hellow there !
Did you used 32bit system or 64bit system ?
Because the 32bit system allows to use only 3GB of RAM.
So what can you do: You can search for 64bit system ( http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=desktop&bits=64&release=latest ) or if you still what the Android if thats the system then you need by happy with that what you got (sorry if thats sounds bad, I just a newbie in English) or you can search a forums of this (sorry I didn't find nothing about that).
Good luck and I hope I helped.

October 24th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Rainersxd, ARM is not equal to RAM.

I also need to know if OMAP4 Ubuntu images are useful for Exynos SoC.

January 10th, 2013, 09:11 AM
Hello. I'll likely be trying the entire procedure on my Exynos powered device. I'll report back. However, the method should work with any device with a processor supporting the ARMv7 architecture or newer.
OMAP are a class of devices that use the ARM processors:

January 10th, 2013, 02:35 PM
Thanks hameerabbasi, your tested procedure will be welcome.

"the pwner224", I'll translate this detailed guide: