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#1 yuray

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:52 AM

Hello.I have installed Debian squeeze on Epad.I use zImage with modified initramfs inside (prepared with wroclaw1 (xda forum) tools)rootdir on sd-card.usb-keyboarddebootstrapping (working command line) took 1:30 hour.Xfce installation -- about 4 hourstouchscreen is worked, but have a bad calibrationethernet is workingsound is not working (say "no soundcards found...")xvideo is not workingothers is not tested yet
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#2 alessio2

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:56 AM

Good work ;)This is really worth mentioning.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:12 AM

very nice work.if it is possible, can you upload your custom image and write a short how-to. i┤m very interested in running a linux on my pad form sdcard.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:25 AM

This is the way!Keep us informed, please.And I hope that someone will help you in this project.Cause I think THIS is the Project!

#5 whammy

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

Although Android has its merits I too would appreciate step by step instructions to get a Linux distro up and runningkeep up the good work

#6 schkinx

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:56 AM

be nice to get ubuntu netbook remix running on this padNetbook features | Ubuntu

#7 yuray

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:28 AM

be nice to get ubuntu netbook remix running on this pad

i386 only.Need to rebuild all packages for armel first.Oops. No, I found images for OMAP3/4. I will try to put this on SD-CARD.

#8 yuray

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

[quote name='timefreezer;77981]very nice work.if it is possible' date=' can you upload your custom image and write a short how-to. i┤m very interested in running a linux on my pad form sdcard.[/QUOTE'] Will be done soon.I on vacation now. :)

#9 yuray

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Just tryed ubuntu-netbook-10.10-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.img.Ended with kernel panic. :(

#10 tsukaza

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

Net-tablet will be so kewl.

#11 Karl0ss

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:49 AM

There has to be a better/faster dist to use than Debian, DSL or something like that? UbubtuNetBook is a good call if can get it running...

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:36 AM

here's some interesting reading :)MP4 Nation Forums • View topic - SmartQ sez...Q5 = ARM11 processor + [edit] Ubuntu compatible

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:52 AM

the BOMB would be if there were a way to get puppy working, have you seen their new 5.01 versionWOW amazing what they put in 120MB

#14 schkinx

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

i tried it once , but stuck with ubuntu :D

#15 damianitalian

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:54 AM

Hello everybody,please I need a bootable debian sd card image for my ZT-180 can someone share with me?

#16 yuray

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:41 PM

Ok, tiny instruction and images.1. Create a second partition on sd-card and formatting it as ext2.2. Extract a prepared rootfs on it.debian-p2.tar.bz2sudo mount /dev/sdc2 /mntsudo tar -jxvf debian-p2.tar.bz -C /mnt/3. Flashing a kernel.1024x5761024x6004. Reboot.login: userpass: zt-180

#17 yuray

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:44 PM

[quote name='Karl0ss;78641]There has to be a better/faster dist to use than Debian' date=' DSL or something like that? UbubtuNetBook is a good call if can get it running...[/QUOTE'] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM"Ubuntu targets the ARM EABI, with an expetation of minimum compliance with the ARMv7+VFP ISA."zt-180 is armv6...

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

thanks yuray, i will try it on weekend.if i flash the kernel, what about booting android? have i to reflash to the original again?

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:55 PM

Thank you yuray I am downloading, sorry I am not an expert what do you mean at point 3 flashing a kernel? What should I do?

#20 yuray

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:38 PM

[quote name='timefreezer;78843]thanks yuray' date=' i will try it on weekend.if i flash the kernel, what about booting android? have i to reflash to the original again?[/QUOTE'] android is not touched.Just reflash original zImage and its back.