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post Feb 15 2009, 09:23 AM
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Just another rootfs to play while waiting for the next cortez release smile.gif

Upgraded "Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1" (Handhelds' Mojo Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 [Hasty]) to "Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 ARMEL".
Repository: http://ports.ubuntu.com/dists/jaunty/

NOW Repository should be http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/


One can install the linked rootfs or upgrade from the original cortez-rootfs.

- all questions in Zubuntu Rc1 thread apply to this rootfs.
- for 760-860 zaurii read following posts to fix touchscreen and keymap bugs.
- removed "lost+found" folder from rootfs, my fault. sorry. new rootfs linked.
- installed, disabled and put "on hold" the package apt-xapian-index (eat too much resources).
- added recomendation about checking bad block before install.


BACKUP your existing system.
For an SD card, "halt" zaurus and from your linux pc with the sd card mounted, type:
cd /media/sdcard
tar --exclude="lost+found" -cpf ~/zubuntu-backup.tar .


INSTALL instructions available in Omegamoon and use this "zubuntu-desktop root filesystem"

MD5: 274d5f798e05e2fa1da85c941203bae3
Uploaded: 02/16/09
File Size: 98.06 MB (Extracted: ~375 MB)

- After formating and before extracting the rootfs, you should check and mark bad block in sd card:
fsck -fcp /dev/sdb1
where /dev/sdb1 is the partition of your SD card
- How to extract the .tar.bz2 file:
tar xpjf zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 -C /media/sdcard

- Remember to add the kernel and modules from Omegamoon and edit /etc/fstab.
- Boot and
apt-get update
apt-get install fennec abiword gnumeric geany xtightvncviewer x11vnc xournal cellwriter pidgin ...

- Has a "fake" boot splash. To disable it add "psplash=false" in /boot/kernel-cmdline.
- "Home" key is Terminal launcher, "Mail" key is WiFi toggle, "Alt+`" is F11 [fullscreen].

UPGRADE your existing "Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1":
1. in files /var/lib/dpkg/status and /var/lib/dpkg/available
replace all "Architecture: arm" with "Architecture: armel"

2. in file /etc/apt/apt.conf add:
APT::Architecture "armel";
Dpkg::Options:: "--force-architecture";

3. in file /etc/apt/sources.list remove everything and add:
#9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

4. then
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

All Ubuntu Jaunty official repository packages for your zaurus biggrin.gif
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post Mar 16 2010, 09:10 AM
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I've read numerous threads in the oesf (z)ubuntu forum and by the sounds of things, zubuntu jaunty sounds like the best OS available for my c3000 seeing as many have complained of Karmic being significantly slower and there being problems with updating and installing new packages thanks to libc6 and many things being compiled for a newer ARM arch than our Z's.

I have yet to try installing the regular zubuntu 1.0 rc1 then updating it to jaunty as described in the first post of this thread but I expect I'm going to have the same problem I'm having with both zubuntu 2.0 and the jaunty tarball linked in post #1 here, and that is that booting both the jaunty tarball and 2.0 only gets as far as

Warning: unable to open an initial console

I have looked within /dev under both 2.0 and this tarball and it is suspiciously bare with only a few entries so I did as suggested in the zubuntu 2.0 thread and ran

MAKEDEV console

Within the /dev dir (when booted via D+B ) and that did create a number of extra console devices but also complained of awk being missing and something about corgi something being missing too so maybe the command didn't fully, properly execute and make every device required?

Another thing that could be a problem is my fstab as post #1 says I need to edit it but it doesn't say how- I've looked at fstab and it says I shouldn't really change / as that gets pivoted anyway- I have installed the zubuntu rootfs's to hda1 which is my microdrive. I have a swap partition as hda2 and that is setup correctly in fstab already.

Maybe I'm installing it incorrectly? I've been guessing a few things seeing as cortezs' guide presumes you want to install to a CF or SD card but I want zubuntu as my sole OS on my microdrive so I've been booting into the D+B console, formatting hda1 with

mke2fs -j -L zubuntu /dev/hda1

Then I mount my CF card with the zubuntu tarball on it and extract it to hda1 followed by the spitz additions tarball- I had to use my desktop Linux box to convert the jaunty tarball into a .tar.gz as the busybox tar doesn't support bzip2 compressed files. kexec seems to be fine as of course I'm getting that menu.

Finally, can I use the spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz kernel and modules with zubuntu jaunty? I have already tried that but I just get the 'Warning: unable to open an initial console' error as with the other combinations.
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same   Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1 Upgraded To Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel   Feb 15 2009, 09:23 AM
tanjian2   Any performance difference between Hardy and Jaunt...   Feb 15 2009, 04:23 PM
same   QUOTEAny performance difference between Hardy and ...   Feb 16 2009, 03:33 AM
BerndS   Hi, I installed it in on my CL-760 (a partition o...   Feb 16 2009, 10:20 AM
apink   QUOTE(BerndS @ Feb 16 2009, 10:20 AM) Hi,...   Feb 16 2009, 11:08 AM
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same   BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760, but from...   Feb 17 2009, 02:40 AM
BerndS   Hi, >>BerndS: i don't have acces to a 7...   Feb 17 2009, 07:38 AM
EzerchE   I have uploaded the root files to my usb flash dis...   Feb 17 2009, 10:44 AM
EzerchE   QUOTE(EzerchE @ Feb 17 2009, 10:44 AM) I ...   Feb 17 2009, 11:06 AM
same   BerndS: edit /etc/ts.conf and comment (add the #) ...   Feb 17 2009, 01:31 PM
BerndS   Hi, QUOTEBerndS: edit /etc/ts.conf and comment (a...   Feb 18 2009, 09:09 AM
bobey   QUOTE(same @ Feb 17 2009, 02:40 PM) bobey...   Feb 17 2009, 02:51 PM
Capn_Fish   I think "apt-get dist-upgrade" would be ...   Feb 17 2009, 04:47 AM
Capn_Fish   I'm doing my upgrade now (not a fresh install)...   Feb 17 2009, 10:05 AM
EzerchE   Now i installed it, its working very fast but i h...   Feb 17 2009, 12:12 PM
Capn_Fish   Everything went well, and it seems to be working f...   Feb 18 2009, 09:58 AM
arnpsyke   great job ! i have installed zubuntu and it wo...   Feb 19 2009, 09:44 AM
Capn_Fish   Try MPlayer (the Angstrom version or the pdaXrom i...   Feb 19 2009, 11:17 AM
arnpsyke   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 19 2009, 11:17 AM) ...   Feb 19 2009, 11:56 AM
tanjian2   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 19 2009, 07:17 PM) ...   Feb 19 2009, 03:38 PM
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arnpsyke   hello I installed successfuly mplayer on zubuntu :...   Feb 19 2009, 04:49 PM
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diesel1   Hi all, I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described ...   Jul 8 2009, 01:31 PM
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Capn_Fish   (Sorry if you already know this) MPlayer normally...   Feb 21 2009, 08:50 AM
ofels   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 21 2009, 05:50 PM) ...   Feb 22 2009, 09:06 AM
dsteuer   Hi! First of all big thanks! Call me impr...   Mar 5 2009, 05:58 AM
Chero   QUOTE(dsteuer @ Mar 5 2009, 02:58 PM) Hi...   Mar 14 2009, 08:36 AM
canguy247   QUOTE(Chero @ Mar 14 2009, 12:36 PM) Now ...   Mar 14 2009, 11:38 AM
Chero   QUOTE(canguy247 @ Mar 14 2009, 08:38 PM) ...   Mar 15 2009, 12:05 AM
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RX Shorty   Tried a fresh installation, but got a init not fou...   Jul 1 2009, 06:08 AM
adf   All this seemed to do is to remove most of my syst...   Sep 8 2009, 09:46 PM
diesel1   QUOTE(adf @ Sep 9 2009, 06:46 AM) All thi...   Nov 20 2009, 05:54 PM
ppyo   I installed Zubuntu v1 but it is slow with LXDE, s...   Sep 10 2009, 04:58 PM
ptoki   I am confirming that. LXDE is not much slow but it...   Sep 10 2009, 11:37 PM
danboid   I've read numerous threads in the oesf (z)ubun...   Mar 16 2010, 09:10 AM
danboid   I've read numerous threads in the oesf (z)ubun...   Mar 16 2010, 11:31 AM
danboid   I have tried to install this jaunty zubuntu tarbal...   Mar 16 2010, 03:04 PM
danboid   Whoah! I now now have Jaunty booting on my...   Mar 17 2010, 08:26 AM
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