Revision 7 as of 2010-12-02 00:05:04

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Installing ubuntu on n900

*Brain Dump*


  • 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

  • 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 99 20
  • 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