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 avegatab login :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.
Feel free to PM/ask more questions ^^
nevermind41's boot.img worked with your instructions for me. Thanks to both of you.