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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on (old) Android Phone

    Here is the man page for it
    http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...otstock.1.html

    rootstock is a tool to generate a .tgz file or qemu image containing an armel rootfsIn order to get 12.04 on my nexus 7 it took me 3 days and a lot of hacking and still nothing worked the way that I wanted it to there is also the whole trick of using sed to change /etc/apt/ and then downgrade all the packages (that is what I ened up doing in the end and still did not work out that well for getting ubuntu tv to work on arm)
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on (old) Android Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by josephmills View Post
    Here is the man page for it
    In order to get 12.04 on my nexus 7 it took me 3 days and a lot of hacking and still nothing worked the way that I wanted it to there is also the whole trick of using sed to change /etc/apt/ and then downgrade all the packages (that is what I ened up doing in the end and still did not work out that well for getting ubuntu tv to work on arm)
    Hmm. I doubt I stand much of a chance doing this then. I don't actually understand how to access the Ext 4 section of the disk from android let alone get the device to boot to it. And that's even if I could understand the file structure to the extent that I could put each file in the right place.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on (old) Android Phone

    I have now run every step of the tutorial without issue and it still boots into evervolv rather than ubuntu. Having said that I don't see why this should boot into ubuntu. It's an evervolv zip. I can access the ubuntu folder from the evervolv terminal is there some script there I can run to boot up into ubuntu? If not what script do I need to put there?

    I found the problem. I had the wrong evervolv zip. Now the phone boots into ubuntu. My thanks to everyone who posted.
    Last edited by Frimbleglim; May 26th, 2013 at 07:19 PM.

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