HACKED! Toshiba AC100 – Ubuntu 10.10 is Running.

Posted on 01 October 2010, Last updated on 01 October 2010 by

Firstly, thanks to these forums (I’m just putting the pieces together here and testing it all out)

The work of the uber-Linux and Tegra Lords of these three forums allowed me to do this today:

Ubuntu 10_10 on Tegra2 _Toshiba AC100_.jpg

Yes, you’re looking at Ubuntu 10.10 (RC) running on a Toshiba AC100 smart book.

This is the most exciting thing I’ve done in a long long time. It’s not quite there yet (the boot hangs at this point but the people-that-know are working on it) but apparently everything works apart from sound.

If I can fire up Firefox and get 7 hours battery life out of this 800gm slim-n-lite then I’ll be shouting “See. I told you the smart-book wasn’t dead. inch

It took one Linux box, some Nvidia Tegra tools, a new bootloader (dangerous) and Ubuntu built for ARMv7 on an SD card. Clearly the doors are now open for other installations although if Ubuntu is fast enough it should be good enough for most people.

I’ll be doing more work on this when the new tarball arrives.

See this new post for more info, images, early test results.

How does the AC100 look to you now? Did we just boost sales?

Full AC100 specs, info and buy links for UK and Germany (!) are here.

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