We have brought to you guides on how to install Android 3.0 Honeycomb or Android 2.3 Froyo on your Nook color. As well as on how to root the Nook Color with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb installed. This time we will let you know how to install the Ubuntu on your Nook Color!
Just follow the step-by-step guide to do so:
Step 1: First download the Ubuntu files here.
Step 2: Extract the contents using 7zip, WinRAR or any of your favorite archiving utility.
Step 3: Copy the extracted folder “ubuntu” to the root of your SD card
Step 4: Un mount the nook from your pc, go into the app NookColor Tools (if you don’t have it download it here and click All Settings->Development then uncheck Auto Mount. This will prevent the SD card from being mounted automatically when plugged into the PC
Step 5: Connect Nook back to your PC and open a command line then navigate to your android sdk folder ie C:\android-sdk or wherever you have it and type the following:
Hit enter and make sure that the Nook color comes up (should be the serial number of your Nook Color)
Step 6: To go in to the command line on the Nook type:
After entering this command it will will bring a “#” sign.
Step 7: Now type:
su cd /sdcard/ubuntu sh ./ubuntu.sh bootubuntu
Step 8: So now ubuntu command line is up it should look like:
We will need to get some packages to run a GUI and then connect to it via VNC client.
For this type:
apt-get update apt-get install tightvncserver apt-get install lxde export USER=root vncserver -geometry 1024×600
It will now set the resolution. You can change it according to you r requirements, but the native resolution for the nook is 1024×600. This is also where you will set the password for your vnc server.
Step 9: Next, we are going to add the following:
cat > /root/.vnc/xstartup #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources xsetroot -solid grey icewm & lxsession
After hitting enter after the last line press “Ctrl+D” twice then press enter
Step 10: We need the vnc server to start every time we start Ubuntu, type this:
cat > front export USER=root cd / rm -r -f tmp mkdir tmp cd / vncserver -geometry 1024×600
Same as before, hit enter after each line then after hitting enter for the last line press “Ctrl+D” twice then press enter.
Step 11: Enter this Code:
cat front /root/.bashrc > temp cp temp /root/.bashrc
Step 12: Now on the nook open up your vnc viewer app (android vnc viewer or PocketCloud…or whatever you use) and use the following settings:
Host Address: 127.0.0.1 (some don’t require this)
Password: the password you set up in step 16
Save and then click connect and you should be up and running on Ubuntu! To leave Ubuntu type exit from adb. This should kill Ubuntu. Exit adb and then you can disconnect the nook from your pc.
To start Ubuntu from the nook open up a terminal emulator and type:
Hit enter, this should bring up the root@localhost, then press “Home” key and open up your VNC app. Now you are ready to rock your Linux tablet!
To exit Ubuntu: Disconnect the vnc client and from the terminal you can type:
to shut down Ubuntu.
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