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 * Microsd 8GB, at least, class 6 or better.


= Getting started =

 * Enable the maemo.org extras-devel repository in n900, see http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-devel
 * Install the 'uboot-pr13' package with apt-get install or from 'System' section
 * Verify it's installed by restarting your N900. A penguin should show up at startup and U-boot will be mentioned, let it time out and boot into Maemo.
 * Download latest kubuntu-mobile image http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-mobile/ports/daily-preinstalled/current/
 * Create three partitions in the sd card
   * 1. an ext3 partition using the most part of the disc
   * 2. a swap partition
   * 3. a small vfat partition, so maemo will not complain
 * zcat the kubuntu-mobile image to the second microsd partition
 * fsck.ext3 the second partition
 * mount the second microsd partition where you want
 * Clone all repositories in http://meego.gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation
{{{
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_libmlocknice.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-n900-configs.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-n900-rescue-initrd.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-usb-networking.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_udev-rules-nokia-n900.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_i2c-tools.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_libdsme.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_fb_text2screen.git
}}}
 * Copy all udev rules files to /where/you/mounted/etc/udev/rules.d/
 * Copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/nokia-n900-input-rules.conf to /where/you/mounted/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 * Comment the line 'Option "Calibration" "200 3910 3761 180"'
 * Copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/*.init to /where/you/mounted/etc/init.d
 * Edit /where/you/mounted/etc/init.d/nokia-n900-keys.init and replace /lib/kbd/keymaps/arm/qwerty/nokia-n900.map by /usr/share/keymaps/nokia-n900-keys.map
 * update-rc.d nokia-n900-keys.init defaults 50 50 # I think we need to set better values here
 * do the same for the others *.init files
 * copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/nokia-n900-keys.map /where/you/mounted/usr/share/keymaps/
 * add setxkbmap -rules evdev -model nokiarx51 -option grp:ctrl_shift_toggle -layout us -variant ",qwerty" to /where/you/mounted/etc/rc.local
 
 *

Installing ubuntu on n900

*Brain Dump*

Requirements:

  • Maemo5 pr1.3 installed
  • Microsd 8GB, at least, class 6 or better.

Getting started

  • Enable the maemo.org extras-devel repository in n900, see http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-devel

  • Install the 'uboot-pr13' package with apt-get install or from 'System' section
  • Verify it's installed by restarting your N900. A penguin should show up at startup and U-boot will be mentioned, let it time out and boot into Maemo.
  • Download latest kubuntu-mobile image http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-mobile/ports/daily-preinstalled/current/

  • Create three partitions in the sd card
    • 1. an ext3 partition using the most part of the disc
    • 2. a swap partition
    • 3. a small vfat partition, so maemo will not complain
  • zcat the kubuntu-mobile image to the second microsd partition
  • fsck.ext3 the second partition
  • mount the second microsd partition where you want
  • Clone all repositories in http://meego.gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation

git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_libmlocknice.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-n900-configs.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-n900-rescue-initrd.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_nokia-usb-networking.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_udev-rules-nokia-n900.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_i2c-tools.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_libdsme.git
git clone git://gitorious.org/meego-device-adaptation/n900_fb_text2screen.git
  • Copy all udev rules files to /where/you/mounted/etc/udev/rules.d/
  • Copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/nokia-n900-input-rules.conf to /where/you/mounted/etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Comment the line 'Option "Calibration" "200 3910 3761 180"'
  • Copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/*.init to /where/you/mounted/etc/init.d
  • Edit /where/you/mounted/etc/init.d/nokia-n900-keys.init and replace /lib/kbd/keymaps/arm/qwerty/nokia-n900.map by /usr/share/keymaps/nokia-n900-keys.map
  • update-rc.d nokia-n900-keys.init defaults 50 50 # I think we need to set better values here
  • do the same for the others *.init files
  • copy n900_nokia-n900-configs/nokia-n900-keys.map /where/you/mounted/usr/share/keymaps/
  • add setxkbmap -rules evdev -model nokiarx51 -option grp:ctrl_shift_toggle -layout us -variant ",qwerty" to /where/you/mounted/etc/rc.local

ARM/n900 (last edited 2012-11-08 03:14:48 by xintx-ua)