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So I know Zeb you have Ubuntu working so could you tell me how you make a suitable boot.img??

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this is flash tool from cmd if you use windows http://www.mediafire...ctvfaghcxkyr8xf
this is boot.img I made http://www.mediafire...4nm8je4uktpu0r8
change your device to recovery mode and install its driver.
put the boot.img file to the flash tool directory .
writecmd to the run and go to the files where you put . For example you put nvflash to c:
cd c:\nvflash
and then use this command to install boot.img
nvflash -w --bl bootloader.bin --download 7 boot.img --go
And wait until the operation finish .
I must say that everything is your responsibility .
but the big problem is as I said I still couldn.t see desktop :(

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this is flash tool from cmd if you use windows http://www.mediafire...ctvfaghcxkyr8xf
this is boot.img I made http://www.mediafire...4nm8je4uktpu0r8
change your device to recovery mode and install its driver.
put the boot.img file to the flash tool directory .
writecmd to the run and go to the files where you put . For example you put nvflash to c:
cd c:\nvflash
and then use this command to install boot.img
nvflash -w --bl bootloader.bin --download 7 boot.img --go
And wait until the operation finish .
I must say that everything is your responsibility .
but the big problem is as I said I still couldn.t see desktop :(

Thank you very much trying it now.

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writecmd to the run and go to the files where you put . For example you put nvflash to c:
cd c:\nvflash
and then use this command to install boot.img
nvflash -w --bl bootloader.bin --download 7 boot.img --go
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I get stuck here could you go into it more sorry for being such a noob.

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Edited by Panayioti, 05 March 2011 - 05:54 PM.

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I get stuck here could you go into it more sorry for being such a noob.

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I don.t know how I can explain more clear
this install process for windows
download both files
extract them to c:
for example c:\nvflash
put the boot.img in c:\nvflash too
enter cmd to run
write c:\nvflash to cmd and enter
if your device is in recovery mode ad also you installed its driver
write
nvflash -w --bl bootloader.bin --download 7 boot.img --go
and enter it begins to instal boot.img process .
and also extracting the vega_root.tgz to put your sdcard you need linux . and also You must have ext4 partition in your sdcard

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I don.t know how I can explain more clear
this install process for windows
download both files
extract them to c:
for example c:\nvflash
put the boot.img in c:\nvflash too
enter cmd to run
write c:\nvflash to cmd and enter
if your device is in recovery mode ad also you installed its driver
write
nvflash -w --bl bootloader.bin --download 7 boot.img --go
and enter it begins to instal boot.img process .
and also extracting the vega_root.tgz to put your sdcard you need linux . and also You must have ext4 partition in your sdcard

Ok i got it to work kinda but it just comes up with lots of prompts should i leave it ??

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Ok i got it to work kinda but it just comes up with lots of prompts should i leave it ??

what are these promts?

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what are these promts?

Well the prompts have finished and I have an error its the same of what you got it just shows [ 4. ] down the screen. :(

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As the root image contains "special files" (such as device files), you'll need root permissions to extract. You shouldn't have any issues then.

Zeb

how do you get root permissions??

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Well the prompts have finished and I have an error its the same of what you got it just shows [ 4. ] down the screen. :(

well done mate
I hope someone will explain us how to extract without errors or fix what we made wrong.

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well done mate
I hope someone will explain us how to extract without errors or fix what we made wrong.

Well I hope so!! :(

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how do you get root permissions??




Well, firstly, what OS are you running?

In linux, you'd have to have the root password, and it would just be a case of inserting "sudo " at the front of the extraction command.


In windows? I'd guess you just run cmd as admin, not 100% sure on that one though.


It's all running for me now, I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone has, feel free to PM ^^


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Well, firstly, what OS are you running?

In linux, you'd have to have the root password, and it would just be a case of inserting "sudo " at the front of the extraction command.
In windows? I'd guess you just run cmd as admin, not 100% sure on that one though.
It's all running for me now, I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone has, feel free to PM ^^
Zeb

Oh Ok thanks for the support and I will try on admin. :(
P.s Is it running fast?

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Oh yeah nevermind41 could you tell me how your getting on, as we both have the same problem.

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still same problem :(
but I advise you to try in linux extracting the file to an ext3 partition . Trying in windows is useless .

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at the end I did it :(

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Oh Ok thanks for the support and I will try on admin. :(
P.s Is it running fast?



Good luck ^^


And right now, from what I've tried, it isn't as fast as droid (obviously), but the fact that it runs alone is great!

It is mostly usable but don't expect anything spectacular, it's probably slower than what you're used to. But working with a real terminal is much nicer than an emulator on android! ^^

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still same problem :(
but I advise you to try in linux extracting the file to an ext3 partition . Trying in windows is useless .


same problem here! which extraction are you refering to? to where?

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at the end I did it :(

So could you tell me how you manged to do it? (did you use windows?)

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So could you tell me how you manged to do it? (did you use windows?)

Thanks



I don't use windows much anymore so I can't really suggest any solutions to anyone wrt that.

However I can help if you guys are prepared to use linux, whether a live CD or full installation.


Step by step :

> Partition SD card to ext3 ( > 2gb)
> Create boot image specifying the ext3 partition you created
> Extract rootfs to partition
- On a linux box :
cd <location of ext3 partition># Change directory to partitionsudo tar -xvf <rootfs.tgz wherever it's stored># As superuser, extract FS to current director in verbose mode - this means that it'll tell you which files it's currently working on

The extraction takes a while, took me about 30/40 mins if I remember.

Once you have that....

> Flash the boot image from step 2,
> Insert memory stick


> And boot :(


> After a bunch of text which you don't need to worry about unless it goes wrong, you should get something that prompts for a
or similar.

> As you (probably) dont have a keyboard, you won't be able to log in here. Leave it for about 2 mins and the program that loads ubuntu (plymout) will fail on a lack of keyboard assertion.
> This will log in as required.


> Congratulations :(




Feel free to PM/ask more questions ^^

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