[How To] Install Ubuntu on Android terminals

Material Needed

  • Android phone with permissions root
  • Sdk installed and running
  • Busybox (Download)
  • UbuntuPack (Download)


Installing BusyBox:

  1. Download from the market and Root Terminal Emulator Explorer
  2. Save the file in the root of the SD card busybox busybox appointing him
  3. Open Root Explorer, and go into the directory /system/ and click “Mount R/W
  4. Open Terminal Emulator and type the following commands:
    mkdir /system/xbin 
    cat /sdcard/busybox > /system/xbin/busybox 
    chmod 755 /system/xbin/busybox 
    busybox-install /system/xbin 
  5. The device will be restarted. To check the successful installation, open a new terminal and type busybox.

Installing Ubuntu:

  1. Remove the pack you downloaded and copy it to the root of the SD card
  2. At this point you have to remove the sd card and activate the USB Debugging (go to Settings>Applications> Development)
  3. At this point, through the command prompt, you must position yourself sdk/toolsdirectory and type
    adb shell
  4. Type “of” (if you have problems, probably the device does not have root permissions)
  5. At this point we must enter into this folder in Ubuntu SD and then type
    cd /sdcard/ubuntu
  6. Subsequently
    sh. /ubuntu.sh
  7. And finally
  8. If the installation is successful, it should appear localhost
  9. Ubuntu is already theoretically be used but only from the command line and if we want to use it via the GUI, we have to perform these additional steps:
    apt-get update 
    apt-get install tightvncserver (for installing tight vnc server) 
    apt-get install lxde (to install LX DE) 
    -export USER = root, 
    vncserver-geometry 1024 × 800

    (Varies depending on the resolution of your terminal)

  10. Set the password for vnc of your choice
  11. Now we issue the following commands:
    cat> /root/.vnc/xstartup 
    xrdb $ HOME/.Xresources 
    xsetroot-solid gray 
    & icewm 
  12. Enter twice CTRL+D and then Enter
  13. At this point you have to open Android VNC application on the terminal, enter the password you set previously and set the port to 5901 and click connect, at this point if all goes well, you should see the desktop of Ubuntu
  14. Now to make it easier to begin, we must add the following code:
    cat > Front 
    export USER = root 
    cd / 
    rm -r -f tmp 
    mkdir tmp 
    cd / 
    vncserver-geometry 1024 × 800
  15. Enter twice CTRL+D and then Enter
  16. Type:
    front cat /root/.bashrc > temp 
    cp temp /root/.bashrc
  17. At this point, to run Ubuntu just open Terminal Emulator and type:

If all goes well, you end up with an operating system running at 100% where you can launch the native application for Ubuntu, test the system and so on!

[box type=”info”] The Ubuntu installation does not compromise the Android operating system because Ubuntu is installed as a “subsystem”.[/box]

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Source: chimerarevo.com

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