Trouble with install on Nexus 7 2013 wifi (flo)



  • I've got Ubuntu Touch installed and running on my Nexus 7!

    Yesterday after looking more closely at #300, I downloaded flo-newkernel-2.zip from https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/300#issuecomment-450403133

    After unzipping, from a Windows cmd window I did:
    % fastboot flash boot flo-boot-new.img
    % fastboot flash recovery flo-recovery-new.img'
    then I did the manual install steps from https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/device/flo, replacing recovery.img with flo-recovery-new.img for from the flash step. I noticed the recovery page no longer had the e2fsck errors. And, I saw the ubuntu logo with the progress bar slowly advancing (seemed to be installing). But, ultimately, it ended up stuck on the google logo screen. I think I reflashed the flo-*-new.img files as well. Close, but no cigar.

    Today, I booted up my Ubuntu 16 VirtualBox VM under Windows, got the usb sharing setup, installed adb and ubuntu-device-flash via https://repo.ubports.com/pool/bionic/main/g/goget-ubuntu-touch/ubuntu-device-flash_0.35+ubports+0~20181221200828.5~1.gbpd7daaa_amd64.deb linked from https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/300#issuecomment-449490485

    I ran it like so:

    $ sudo ubuntu-device-flash touch --server=https://system-image.ubports.com --device=flo ----recovery-image=flo-recovery-new.img
    2019/07/12 10:03:06 Device is |flo|
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Flashing version 7 from ubports-touch/16.04/stable channel and server https://system-image.ubports.com to device flo
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/ubports-touch/16.04/stable/flo/version-7.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/keyring-4c4e7ef380ebcfa2c31084efa199138e93bfed8fc58aa3eb06bdf75a78af9b57.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/gpg/image-signing.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/gpg/image-master.tar.xz to device
    99.48 KB / 371.72 MB [_____________________________________________________] 0.03 % 492.57 KB/s 12m52s2019/07/12 10:03:07 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/ubports-touch/16.04/stable/flo/version-7.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/keyring-4c4e7ef380ebcfa2c31084efa199138e93bfed8fc58aa3eb06bdf75a78af9b57.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/gpg/image-signing.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:07 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/gpg/image-master.tar.xz to device
    61.89 MB / 61.89 MB [============================================================] 100.00 % 7.77 MB/s
    2019/07/12 10:03:15 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/device-1481ee5bb7d4443bbc1506c297bc19aecc0520a305dca7a3ef800c57969ac9f4.tar.xz to device
    371.72 MB / 371.72 MB [=========================================================] 100.00 % 11.28 MB/s
    2019/07/12 10:03:40 Start pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/ubports-420bfa80c833e7736e0197d969b5cd981f18eee1215ad3bfae6d82aab9105f03.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:03:55 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/device-1481ee5bb7d4443bbc1506c297bc19aecc0520a305dca7a3ef800c57969ac9f4.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:05:40 Done pushing /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/pool/ubports-420bfa80c833e7736e0197d969b5cd981f18eee1215ad3bfae6d82aab9105f03.tar.xz to device
    2019/07/12 10:05:40 Created ubuntu_command: /home/bill/.cache/ubuntuimages/ubuntu_commands361972522
    2019/07/12 10:05:40 Rebooting into recovery to flash

    And, basically that just worked. Recovery had no errors, I saw the ubuntu logo with the progress bar (takes a few minutes), then it rebooted with Ubuntu Touch working.

    I'm not sure how much what I did yesterday (the fastboot flashes) were important, but I'm mentioning them just in case. That 300 page seems to say you can do the fastboot flash's after as well. But, anyway, for anyone odd Nexus 7 owners like me who happen to see this: it is possible to get this installed. It says 16.04 (OTA-9) in about and seems to be generally working.

    But yeah, it does seem like the bug from that 300 page wasn't actually fixed for the current installer somehow. But, otherwise the fixed imgs in the zip from 300 still works to fix it.

    Thanks everyone for the help with this. I'm excited to be using Ubuntu Touch now!



  • @flowbee kudos! Enjoy your new UT device!!

    🎉 🎉 🎉



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