Flashing from an Ubuntu live system
As I do not have any Linux installed (only FreeBSD) I fetched an Ubuntu 17.10 ISO image, copied this onto an USB stick and booted this. Then I fetched the UBports installer
ubports-installer_0.1.21-beta_amd64.deband try to install this into the booted live system with:
# apt-get install `pwd`/ubports-installer_0.1.21-beta_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'ubports-installer' instead of '/home/ubuntu/Downloads/ubports-installer_0.1.21-beta_amd64.deb' Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubports-installer : Depends: gconf2 but it is not installable Depends: gconf-service but it is not installable Depends: android-tools-adb but it is not installable Depends: android-tools-fastboot but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. # apt-get install android-tools-fastboot Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package android-tools-fastboot
How could I solve this? Please be patient with me, as I know less or nothing about Linux
@guru hi, you need to add the universe repo to your sources.list
A handy place to search for Ubuntu packages and see in which repo they are, and for which distros they're available, is https://packages.ubuntu.com/
I think it's better to install Ubuntu 16.04 in a usb stick because you'll have access to even the
phablet-toolsin that way but 17.10 is good enough to do the UT installation work
WLBI last edited by WLBI
I think this can do:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt update
I installed the Ubuntu 17.10 from the ISO copied to an USB stick into some other USB stick. This boots fine, I fetche the ubports-installer and I could run
$ sudo su # apt-get install `pwd`/ubports-installer_0.1.21-beta_amd64.deb
This fetched on the fly all other packages. The installer GUI starts fine.
Should it be run with
sudo ubports-installeror just as normal user?
@guru normal user
I flashed with the tool 16.04 into my BQ E4.5. Two observations:
Against what is shown in the video, I was not asked to press any buttons on the device.
After detecting the device correctly as BQ E4.5 and already downloaded some parts, it raised an error, something "like device not detected"; luckily I marked "ignore" and it seems that OTA-15 is installed fine.