How to Install Ubuntu on Android!

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For those of you who want to install Ubuntu on your Android smartphone or tablet device, here’s our universal guide on how to do it. (This guide is based off my original guide at NexusOneHacks.net)

*Note – This guide should work on most “r

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Ubuntu “Officially” Coming to Android!

Here’s some great news for the Android/Ubuntu community, Ubuntu (the company itself) is working around the clock to bring you more “seamless” integration between Ubuntu and Android. I know my initial goal was to do this myself but over the months, I simply don’t have the time to develop HDMI drivers for different phones nor am I that expert at Linux.

So what?

Since Ubuntu is really working hard to bring us seamless integration of Ubuntu and Android, we will eventually be able to get Ubuntu easily on our Android smartphones without doing any kin

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How to Install Ubuntu on Rooted Transformer Prime!

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Want to run Ubuntu Linux on your rooted Transformer Prime?

Well, I just had to since the Transformer Prime comes with world’s first quad-core processor and indeed, it’s running fine on my new tablet.

The results?

It does run much faster in shell (than Galaxy Tab 10.1) but running Gnome via VNC has its limits, quad-core doesn’t seem to help at all for that.  But people who just want Ubuntu running alongside Android (without breaking it) and run Ub

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How to Install Ubuntu on Nexus S!

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I totally forgot about this video I made showing how to install Ubuntu on the Nexus S.

Anyways, it’s the exact same method as the original guide so hopefully it will help Nexus S users out there.

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Native Ubuntu on EeePad Transformer!

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My original goal was to put Ubuntu running “chrooted” on top of Android OS so you can still use your Android as a phone while running Ubuntu. Well, that was before the days of Android tablets.

Now that I’ve got hands on an EeePad Transformer with a keyboard dock, it makes more sense to just straight run a native Ubuntu on it.

It runs much faster than chrooted although there’s still some bugs and kinks to work out such as speakers not working, flash not working, and whatnot but it’s very usable.

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Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

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Well, I just picked up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, my first 10.1-inch tablet device. I did root my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and put Ubuntu on it and what a difference it is from Ubuntu on smartphone!

It’s actually usable so long as you connect a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Web browser on the Ubuntu Gnome is a bit laggy but I really need it for shell access so this is going to be a lot of fun.

Best of all, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has 1280×800 resolution (better than iPad 2 btw), which makes the Ubuntu desktop look crisp and clear!

Anyways, I’ve outlined th

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How to Install Busybox on your Android!

For the Ubuntu script to work, Busybox must be installed on your rooted Android device.

Most rooting process involves installing of Busybox but sometimes they don’t.

So if you get errors while trying to run Ubuntu on Android and doesn’t run, try installing Busybox on your Android:

I made a script so it’s easy to install Busybox on your Android:

1) Download Busybox.zip from one of the mirrors below and unzip: Download busybox.zip 2) Run

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How to Build CHROOT ARM Ubuntu Images for Android!

This is for those of you who want to learn how to build your own CHROOT ARM Ubuntu images for Android from scratch.

Why?  For example, perhaps you might want to include certain programs like SSH, Web server, etc…etc… so the Ubuntu image you ultimately end up using on your Android device will not have stuff you don’t want/need.

Also, this is actually a great way to learn about the whole process of running ARM Ubuntu on your Android device whether it be a smartphone or tablet.

How to Build CHROOT ARM Ubuntu images for Android

*Note – This guide wi

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