"Ubuntu Mobile" 9.10 download?
I was given a Samsung NP-Q1U/000/SEA. I think it would be fun to get something running on it.
600MHz Intel Processor A100 CPU
1GB (1x1GB) RAM
40GB Hard Drive
Intel GMA 950 Graphics
7" Touch Screen LCD
I see in a few places that "Ubuntu Mobile" was installed, but I can't find a download of it. Anyone have a copy?
TotalRando last edited by
@imwacc0 Not to burst any bubbles but I am pretty sure this is something that isn't Ubuntu Touch. It's likely something from the experimental phase of Ubuntu on Mobile, which was basically layering on top of Android. I don't know if it's supported at all by, well, anyone.
What is a fun question is what can we get running on that mobile if you aren't locked. That will be interesting. The mobile world, as a long time linux user, is one of figuring out what runs on the devices you bought. Hopefully an experimenter with your device has an answer.
@imwacc0 I would assume this is a notebook/netbook and I think what you saw as Ubuntu Mobile was the old Ubuntu desktop running the first version of Unity even before they shipped normal Ubuntu with Unity.
mito77 last edited by
@kugiigi maybe it Work, have you try to find an another subject on duckduckgo ?
@totalrando No, it was what Touch changed into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Touch#Ubuntu_Mobile
It's a full install, on a HDD. The OS that came with it is/was "WinXP Tablet".
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Mobile "the standard Ubuntu i386 platform as well" I guess that means that the Intel A100 is a i386?
Better idea of specs https://www.umpcportal.com/products/Samsung/Q1 Ultra/Q1U-XP
P.S. DistroWatch says there's not much that will run on a i386. Bodhi Linux seems to be my best bet.
I would see if raspbian would work with touchscreen in this case, because of the low spec. I read somewhere that the touch interface is supported within the kernel. I know Gnome would work out of the box but it would probably be to heavy for this.
TotalRando last edited by
@imwacc0 if it's a x386 chipset you have a few options in the Linux world. I'd defer to greater minds on this but there are a couple options, such as Raspbian mentioned above. Wonder if there is a Puppy Linux that would work
@totalrando I myself like elive for older hardware, but that sometimes has a couple hurdles to make it work
What I found on the web was these two alternatives:
They are from the right period as the cpu so they might work.
That Ubuntu link did not work, this did https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Ubuntu-MID-Edition-46455.shtml
Thanks for the hints