Nook Color Gets Ubuntu!

Nook Color Gets Ubuntu!

As we got tablets floating around in our forums, it is only natural that people will look at them and say “hmm…. what if we try and make this one better?” XDA member devastatorx has prepared a guide to allow users to run Ubuntu on the Nook Color. The devices like tablets should be ideal for this OS as they don’t have the limitation of a relatively small screen like the smartphones do (even if the HD2 has a 4.3 inch screen, it is still small for a computer’s standard). According to the dev, the idea sprung from looking at the Ubuntu project for the Nexus One.

The guide provided is pretty clear with all the necessary instructions and downloads, but keep in mind that this is a work in progress, so there will be bugs to be expected. If you feel that you can provide support or feedback to the dev, please do so.

You will have to be rooted for this to work.

Update 1/5/11
Changed the install and loader scripts re-compressed and uploaded, new download link. Stream lined the installation process (removed 5 steps)

Update 1/4/11

reflect changes to ubuntu.sh and bootubuntu scripts and streamlining the process. Added screenshots

You can find more information in the port thread.

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egzthunder1

I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.