How to Install Ubuntu on HP Touchpad
Hp discontinued support for Web OS which was it’s native OS, HP Touchpad went on SALE for just 99$. This is how it began- Projects like TouchDroid and TouchUbuntu have started to port Android and Ubuntu respectively on HP Touchpad. So, we got to find a complete detail guide by which you can install Ubuntu on Touchpad.
The procedure is quite complicated, suitable only for experienced users, but then changing OS onnewly bought tablet is not an easy task for novice users. Provides the space partitioning the drive and install Ubuntu alongside WebOS, so you can start to choose which system to boot. In short, we are Dual booting the Touchpad with WebOS and Ubuntu.
You can find the detailed instructions in the pre | Central forums , which I suggest you follow to stay updated on porting the Linux system, but initially, you must install prewar (an app to app store not “official”) to partition the disk with Meta-Script Doctor and Chroot install Ubuntu 11.04, which will then add a desktop manager like GNOME, KDE, LXDE, and so on. Probably it will soon be available more “readily”.
UbuntuChroot is the raw Ubuntu terminal without the familiar GNOME graphical interface that all have come to think of Ubuntu. With this installed, you will be able to install ubuntu programs and launch them with in the terminal card.
Not all Ubuntu applications are running on HP TouchPad at this time, since the tablet uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and there is plenty of available apps for ARM systems. In any case, Firefox, Chromium and a Flash plug seems to work without problems, as well as LibreOffice, Transmission and VNC.
Ubuntu on the TouchPad is still a work-in-progress, but working and tested, surely to follow if you are among those interested in the HP tablet. Android will certainly have something completely different. And stay updated for detailed guide to install Android on HP Touchpad.
Sites That Link to this Post
- Why HP Killed Touchpad and Reason behind Discontinued WebOS | August 30, 2011