Net Some Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04) on Your Android Device
Posted May 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Will Verduzco
You may remember that not too long ago, we covered a not too difficult method of installing Ubuntu 10.10 on your Android device of choice. However, times change, and so do Ubuntu versions, apparently. As always, a solution awaits you on XDA. This time, XDA forum member GhostOfTheNet has come up with a set of easy-to-follow instructions on how to get this updated version of everyone’s favorite Linux distro running on your Android device. You are just 9 simple steps to having VNC-enabled Natty Narwhal bliss on your Android device.
In the words of the developer:
[what you got]
- you start the ubuntu subsystem with ubuntu start (still chroot)
- with ubuntu shell you open an bash session
- with ubuntu vnc you start the vncservice
- with ubuntu stop you stop (is rebooting)
- with ubuntu uninstall you uninstall the script from system(directory /sdcard/ubuntu stays)
in ubuntu you can access:
- android’s /dev bound to ubuntu’s /dev (fdisk /dev/block/mmcblk0 is working fine(sdcard). don’t touch /dev/block/mmcblk1 or you’ll kill your android system)
- android’s /system bound to ubuntu’s /android/system
- android’s /data bound to ubuntu’s /android/data
- android’s /mnt/sdcard bound to ubuntu’s /adnroid/sdcard
[the tecnical side]
- Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (11.04) from http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu
- dd for creating an image (the filesystem on the disk supports only files < 2GB)
- image formatted with ext2
- adb push /sdcard/ubuntu/img/ubuntu.img (android shell has gunzip)
- chroot env
- tightvnc, gnome-session, maximus
If that sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to continue on to the original thread.
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