Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

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 the step-by-step instructions specifically for Galaxy Tab 10.1 over at my new site GalaxyTabHacks.com.

For those of you who just picked up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, you can read up on How to Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Steps are basically the same except for installing busybox and also I dumped LXDE for Ubuntu default Gnome, much better I think and also runs well with 1Ghz dual-core Tegra.

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  1. Hi, Thank you for interesting post but make my attention your bt keyboard. Can you tell me please what’s the device name is? Greets, Slav.

  2. I Have An Acer A500 IconiaTab Similar to Galaxy in specs can you run the unity i belive its called gui that the netbook remix had assuming your gonna use 11.04 or 10.04 LTS

  3. Thanks for the graet reviews in this website!
    Is it possible to create a boot right to Linux?
    Or android running as a shell in the back of the linux?

    What about windows os?
    The windos 8 should support ARM proccesors, so it can be done?


  4. What happens if you shutdown/reboot your android tablet? Do you have to run the script again to boot up the chrooted ubuntu virtual machine?

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