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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/


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, 03:04 PM
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I have tried to install this jaunty zubuntu tarball a few times now with both spitz-root-addition.tar.gz and spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz only to get the same 'unable to open initial console' error. I've just updated my previous post as my tar command was incorrect as I have been extracting both my tar.gz files with 'tar xpzvf', I just don't normally bother to include the 'p', but that is specified in the OP's instructions so thats what I've be trying.

Its also important to mention that 'fsck -fcp /dev/hda1' returns no errors, I have checked the md5sum of zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 is OK and that when I extracted zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 on my PC I did so as root using a command beginning 'tar xpvjf' and when I re-tarred the contents (again on my PC) I did so as root with 'tar cpvf' - they should do it right?

I'd like to hear from anyone who has successfully installed zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 on a c3000 without either having to have an existing OS installed on the MD or having to physically remove the MD and copy stuff over that way. Did you have to alter /etc/fstab and if so how? I am starting to wonder if I'm having probs due to a bug within Lineo uLinux's kernel or its busybox/tar/mk2efs or some other software of my NAND I'm using here? I think the install tools used for pdaXii13 etc. are a bit newer (if still old) than the versions integrated in the c3000 NAND/ D+B menu (Lineo). I have also tried to install zubuntu by booting the pdaXii13 5.4.9 installer off an SD card the choosing the command option but unlike Lineo it doesn't register cards inserted into the CF slot nor USB memory sticks.

I have yet to try installing using the original zubuntu 1.0RC rootfs so thats my next thing to try..


I have now tried following my install procedure detailed in my last post with zubuntu-desktop-rc1.tar.gz and spitz-root-addition.tar.gz yet I'm still just getting the same ol' 'unable to open initial console' warning so now I presume my install method is not an option ie you have to have a full c3000 Zaurus OS installed somewhere and available to boot into to install zubuntu onto your MD or you have to remove you MD and stick it directly into your PC's CF slot OR do I just need a certain fstab entry/adjustment to get zubuntu to boot?
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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
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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
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EzerchE   I have uploaded the root files to my usb flash dis...   Feb 17 2009, 10:44 AM
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same   BerndS: edit /etc/ts.conf and comment (add the #) ...   Feb 17 2009, 01:31 PM
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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
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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
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adf   All this seemed to do is to remove most of my syst...   Sep 8 2009, 09:46 PM
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danboid   Whoah! I now now have Jaunty booting on my...   Mar 17 2010, 08:26 AM

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