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Dual Boot a Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb and Ubuntu

Why let all the other mobile device users have the dual boot fun? With this guide you can dual boot your Galaxy Tab.

If you’re a Galaxy Tab owner you can easily install Ubuntu 10.10 on the tablet and enjoy dual booting between Ubuntu and Honeycomb.

Watch the video above to see it in action and then hit up the link below for additional information and a walk through. Have another dual-boot guide to share? Throw a link in the comments.

Install Ubuntu on Your Galaxy Tab [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/11/11

Comments (5)

  1. Jeremy

    I don’t remember there being a January release of ubuntu back in 2010.

    Should be “If you’re a Galaxy Tablet owner you can easily install Ubuntu 10.10 on the tablet and enjoy dual booting between Ubuntu and Honeycomb.

    #corrections

  2. william

    this is not dual-boot, he just vnc into ubuntu…

  3. Grant Johnson

    William, it is not dual boot, but it is running under chroot. This is more like a virtual private server that you would get from a web hosting company. Ubuntu is running on the tablet. It is still using the Android kernel, but it is running all of the Ubuntu applications, in an Ubuntu style file system.

  4. gil

    What an ordinary guide,maybe if you had it worked out before you went online this may have been better.I wish some of you Geeks would consider the not so turned on users when posting a how to do guide

  5. Doug

    I ran the instructions as pre your video but here is what I get the ubuntu will no boot
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>cd\adb

    C:\adb>adb shell
    shell@android:/ $ cd /sdcard
    cd /sdcard
    shell@android:/sdcard $ ls
    ls
    Alarms
    Android
    DCIM
    Download
    LazyList
    Movies
    Music
    Notifications
    Pictures
    Podcasts
    Ringtones
    Video
    factory.widgets.skins
    pulse
    samsungapps
    ubuntu
    shell@android:/sdcard $ cd ubuntu
    cd ubuntu
    shell@android:/sdcard/ubuntu $ sh ubuntu.sh
    sh ubuntu.sh
    mount: Operation not permitted
    ubuntu.sh[2]: modprobe: not found
    ubuntu.sh[4]: clear: not found
    rm failed for -f, No such file or directory
    rm failed for -f, No such file or directory
    rm failed for -f, No such file or directory
    rm failed for -f, No such file or directory
    rm failed for -f, No such file or directory
    mkdir failed for /data/local/mnt, File exists
    ubuntu.sh[14]: clear: not found
    rm failed for /system/bin/fsrw, Read-only file system
    rm failed for /system/bin/bootubuntu, Read-only file system
    rm failed for /system/bin/unionfs, Read-only file system
    rm failed for /system/bin/mountonly, Read-only file system
    ubuntu.sh[20]: cp: not found
    ubuntu.sh[21]: cp: not found
    ubuntu.sh[22]: cp: not found
    ubuntu.sh[23]: cp: not found
    Unable to chmod bootubuntu: Operation not permitted
    Unable to chmod adb: Read-only file system
    ubuntu.sh[36]: clear: not found

    Ubuntu Chroot Bootloader v0.1
    Ubuntu Bootloader is now installed!
    This process does NOT damage Android OS!

    Original Installer by Charan Singh
    Modified for Ubuntu Chroot by Max Lee at AndroLinux.com ,G2Hacks.com and NexusOn
    eHacks.net

    To enter the Ubuntu Linux console just type ‘bootubuntu’
    shell@android:/sdcard/ubuntu $ bootubuntu
    bootubuntu
    /system/bin/sh: bootubuntu: not found
    127|shell@android:/sdcard/ubuntu $

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