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Installing ubuntu on n900


  • Maemo5 pr1.3 installed
  • Microsd 4GB, 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. a small vfat partition, so maemo will not complain
    • 2. an ext3 partition using the most part of the disc
    • 3. a swap partition
  • 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

  • Copy all udev rules files to /where/you/mounted/etc/udev/rules.d/