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  1.    #1  
    Hello all,

    I have had my hp touchpad since december and was interested in getting ubuntu onto it.

    I spent AGES trying to think up a plan to get it on because I didn't have a fast laptop:

    1.4ghz single core 128mb ram

    and after loads of time got puppy linux running,
    downloaded all the nessecerry stuff to get meta doctor running but gave me errors
    and after a few days of trying I gave up,

    after carefully planning how I could pusuade my parents to use their laptop (my parents looked at me in horror when I tried making a liveCD, yes that's a problem!), I managed to get ubuntu onto it(wubi for now)

    ok

    followed the steps,

    downloaded the doctor (took 2 hours!)
    ... downloaded the wrong one
    downloaded the correct doctor (another 2 hours)

    now all going fine now

    then I ran the meta doctor

    and I have been looking at it for 1 hour and it is unzipping the jar still
    is this normal?
    because I have spent 10 hours getting to this point and I am so looking forward
    to getting it working. (I just hope that I am not going backwards)

    any help would be appriciated

    ps. I can't spell
    pps. I have been reading through almost everything about ubuntu, metadoctor and webos for a few months now so I have a good idea what I am trying to do.
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    it just got to the 3rd thing (I can't make it out but it is a few commands in brackets)
    now the 4th
    .. long pause
    up to a line with command gunzip
    ... taking a loooooong time
    ... sometimes terminal window goes white

    it has been going on for 2 hours and 20 min....

    if I have window focus on the terminal it freezes
    so I have it jn another workspace and switching

    is this normal or am I going mad?


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    1.6ghz
    1.2g ram
    Last edited by bluelight0; 03/17/2012 at 06:05 PM.
  3. #3  
    I take it you are using the Meta Doctor, because you want to create the /media/ext3fs/ partition for Ubuntu?

    When I installed debian on the Touchpad I partitioned by hand.
    UbuntuChroot - WebOS Internals

    But if I was going to do it again, I'd probably use the Tailor application instead:
    Tailor (On-Device Live Partition and Filesystem Editor) Beta Testing
  4.    #4  
    I will scrap meta-doctor i tried for too long and wasting my time

    Tailor sounds and looks useful so i wil wipe my TP and just use beta feeds to get it.

    Thankyou
  5. #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by bluelight0 View Post
    I will scrap meta-doctor i tried for too long and wasting my time

    Tailor sounds and looks useful so i wil wipe my TP and just use beta feeds to get it.

    Thankyou
    Tailor is the way to go.
    If done correctly; the entire chrooting process can be done over-the-air / on device without need for a 'puter.
    I did it; so I know its possible! LOL

    The link previously provided will get you all the info / steps you need.
    This space for rent or lease. Inquire within.
  6.    #6  
    I used tailor and it was a breeze.
    Got ubuntu chroot working and used the same methods for cm9

    I am currently in the proccess of switching to the native ubuntu and have a tripple bootsetup.

    Thanks guys

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