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> Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1 Upgraded To Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel, Zubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Desktop Rootfs
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 17 2010, 08:26 AM
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Whoah! ohmy.gif

I now now have Jaunty booting on my c3000 using zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 which I installed using the D+B emergency boot method described above albeit with a few small additional steps I'm just about to detail- sorry for not searching this forum first as my question had been answered but my trial and error could've been avoided if post #1 of this thread gave fuller instructions and/or cortez fleshed out his install guide for zubuntu with the things that tripped me up. I found the necessary mknod commands buried in a thread on this forum- apparently they were found in some comments on the omegamoon site but I never saw them. I've not got to properly play with it yet but first impressions are very, very good! I know zubuntu has been around for a year or so now (I was Z'less when it got released) but it seems a shame to me that this should happen so late to the life of the Spitz- after manufacturing of the Zaurus had stopped no less as this is the Linux experience I wanted 'out-of-the-box' when I first got my hands on a Z. Shame on you Sharp and big thanks to Cortez, same, kexec/ Angstrom devs, Ubuntu community and everyone who did help bring Ubuntu to the Z!

Previously, the best 'desktop Linux' distro I'd had working on my spitz was pdaXii13, which feels like computing in treacle compared to zubuntu. An unmodified pdaXii13v2 (5.5.0a) takes just under 3m 30s to boot to X from power on- zubuntu takes about 55s which is honestly as good a boot time as booting Jaunty (with GNOME, though) on my Core 2 Duo laptop, which also takes just about 1m to boot from grub. pdaXii13 consumes pretty much every K of your RAM and after booting to X as you have less than 3MB RAM free whereas zubuntu leaves you a whopping (in comparison) 25MB RAM to play with after loading X and rxvt! Obviously this makes a massive difference to general performance and load times.

I have got zubuntu jaunty to boot using spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz although it creates more errors at boot time and X isn't guaranteed to work either- it won't start more often than not (complains of an Xinput Extension problem of some sort) so you want to stick with the spitz-root-addition.tar.gz used with 1.0RC for use with zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 .

I think my 'unable to open initial console error' is only experienced by those installing zubuntu onto internal CF/ Microdrive, so if you are doing so then after having done 'tar xpzvf /cf/spitz-root-addition.tar.gz -C /hdd1' you need to do:

cd /hdd1/dev
mknod -m 660 console c 5 1
mknod -m 660 null c 1 3
mknod -m 660 rtc c 10 135

Before unmounting the drives and rebooting.

When you boot for the first time, zubuntu will only get as far as its fake 'Loading' splash screen and X will fail to load- you need to disable the fake splash which you do by pushing CTRL+ALT (button just to the right of Ctrl) + 2 once drive activity has ceased to switch to the second virtual terminal. Login as root then type:

nano /boot/kernel-cmdline

and change psplash's value to 'false'. Save (CTRL+O), quit (CTRL+X), reboot and enjoy!

PS Cortez and OP - I'd appreciate it if you could update your install guides with this info so no-one else has to loose multiple days searching and experimenting to get off the ground with zubuntu - thanks!
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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
bobey   Hello, I am trying to install Zubuntu on...   Feb 16 2009, 04:59 PM
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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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
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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
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