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Old 03-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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What is Ubuntu Mobile, and how do you install it?


My friend has an old iPhone with a broken screen, and he told me that once he fixed it, he was going to install Ubuntu Mobile on it. I went to the Ubuntu website, but couldn't find Ubuntu Mobile. What is Ubuntu Mobile, and how, if possible, can I get it on an iPod touch? I saw a video where someone had full, desktop Ubuntu on his iPod; is this it, or not?
 
Old 04-01-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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I went to the Ubuntu website, but couldn't find Ubuntu Mobile.
Did you try any search engines? Both Wikipedia® & Google Linux had useful answers.

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What is Ubuntu Mobile, and how, if possible, can I get it on an iPod touch?
According to the Wikipedia® article I referenced above:
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Release history
In June 2008 Ubuntu MID Edition 8.04 was released.[3][4]
Ubuntu MID Edition ended active development after 9.10 Alpha 6.[5]
The development of MID has stopped but Ubuntu continues to work on mobile distributions such as Kubuntu Mobile

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I saw a video where someone had full, desktop Ubuntu on his iPod; is this it, or not?
Given the Release history above, please post a link to that video, if you can.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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The link to the video I found is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmNG2k5ENw I've tried to find the download, but couldn't find the UME site. Also, I used the terminal commands to obtain the Image Creator Software shown on this website: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6511/2/ Where would I find the image for UME, and where would I find the image creator?
 
Old 04-04-2011, 07:54 AM   #4
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1st, I am going to assume that by "UME", you mean "Ubuntu MID Edition", & use those terms interchangeably.

The video is interesting, but only shows "Ubuntu 10.10 LTS" on the screen, no mention of UME.

The author's comment, also does not mention of UME:
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Uploaded by BrianxTech on Jul 8, 2010
I finally managed to install Ubuntu on my iPod Touch 3rd gen. Yes the iPod is jail broken so don't ask. In my last video where I ran Windows XP on my iPod touch people complained it was fake because i didn't use my finger...so i did this time. But a stylus like a pogo stylus is more precise.
You're assuming that this video proves that he installed UME on the phone. Read the comments & if you think it's real, try to contact him to find out how.


The Release history I quoted clearly says that there is no current UME image to be found:
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In June 2008 Ubuntu MID Edition 8.04 was released.[3][4]
Ubuntu MID Edition ended active development after 9.10 Alpha 6.[5]
The development of MID has stopped but Ubuntu continues to work on mobile distributions such as Kubuntu Mobile
I suggest you try (the suggested) Kubuntu Mobile.
 
  


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