I am back again with Nokia Booklet 3G and this time Ubuntu running from HDD 🙂
Though it was the last day of trial and Albertine already had scheduled a pickup with DHL, but it was a saturday and though I kept on waiting whole day, but I didn’t got a call from DHL and it came out as a blessing as not only this post about Ubuntu on Nokia Booklet HDD (No USB) and its multimedia installation, but two more adventures will be posted on this blog very soon; Chrome OS on Nokia Booklet 3G and Google Android on Nokia Booklet 3G.
As I wrote in my last post that there was a hurdle in my complete experience with Ubuntu running Nokia Booklet 3G. I was missing the best of the graphics as the drivers I was using were asking for a reboot and I was not allowed to do as after the reboot the changes I was making over USB boot were getting reset. Sure, there are workarounds for such things, but I am not a Linux Geek that way (now I realize) and neither did I had time as it was 3AM night here and I was to catch up for office on the day next 7:30 AM. So given up over that.
Thanks Kalpesh, for your suggestion about Wubi and in a way thanks to DHL as well for providing me one bonus day trial on Nokia Booklet 3G otherwise, I was going to miss many things.
Wubi was amazing thing about people, who wish to enjoy Ubuntu without altering their original Windows Installation like it was my case as I was not wishing to alter the installation that came from WomWorld on a trial. Here are instructions to have a full fledge Ubuntu Install over Noka Booklet 3G without altering your Windows Installation.
1-2-3 step – Installing Ubuntu on Nokia Booklet 3G with Wubi
Step 1: Download Wubi Ubuntu Installer (1.4 MB) from here.
Step 2: Just run the exe, choose the partition to install and set the Installation Size.
Partition here means the logical drive over which you want to have your Ubuntu folder, it doesn’t required whole partition and will not format anything of your HDD.
Step 3: Press Install and you are ready to go.
It will create a dual boot and when you will chose Ubuntu then for the first time, it will setup Ubuntu for you. It takes a little time, but not more than 15 mins I guess and pull your sleeves.. full Ubuntu is here in your service without altering your Windows Install. 🙂
The most special thing about Wubi install is not only its creating easy and very familiar dual boot, but also keeping the option of un-Installing it from your windows at anytime like any normal application.
Here is the real thing, Ubuntu running on Nokia Booklet in dual boot with Windows 7 Starter. Though it took a 30 secs to start, but I guess the Netbook version of Ubuntu will take a little more less time in booting (Mine one is Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop version).
In the earlier attempt, while I was not able to get hardware acceleration and 3D graphics, there was also that full resolution and I was stuck up with just 800×680 thing.. but not this time…
There wiki was right on spot and though it mentioned that 3D support on Graphics drivers in Beta stage for 10.04 release, but for 9.10 it was full supported. Just mentioning to keep in mind, if you wish to have older version. Though for a normal user, it doesn’t matter much if its in beta or full till when it works and it works very well here.
Obviously, before the above video, I was install VLC, Mplayer etc, though for unknown reason, it didn’t worked through command-line for the first time, so I chosen the GUI way and as I earlier mentioned, after choosing Multiverse Repository it was easy as a pie.
More happy I was to know that Google Chrome now started support Ubuntu from their official install page and now normal user need not to struggle through Wiki pages.
Is there anything left to do with my Ubuntu now?? I am waiting for comments from you all.
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7 thoughts on “Ubuntu on Nokia Booklet 3G-Part 2-Full glory”
Thanks for the review, can you please explain how did you make divx and other movies play on Ubuntu 10.4? I have been googling out his Multiverse repository you have mentioning but had no luck. I am completly new to Ubuntu
Mate I already mentioned the link
Follow the above instructions for installing graphics drivers and then use extra repositories for installing video players like VLC or Mplayer and it will go
I have already installed GMA 500 driver. My resolution is 1280x720px. I was just confused with you saying I should enable multiverse, and I don’t know what that is.
Anyways I went to Applications>Ubuntu software center and using the Find field I have installed VLC and Gnome Mplayer. In VLC I don’t see no picture (only black screen) when playing Divx. When I run Mplayer the picture is blocky and it falls apart. I’m guessing this is due to absence of hardware acceleration.
Preinstalled Movie player that comes with Ubuntu 10.10 doesn’t show picture. I can hear the sound thou. Same as VLC.
So where is this multiverse option and will it help me?
Thats easy mate. Check the below wiki
i have one question. Assuming that Ubuntu 1.04 is working well with nokia booklet and with native Resolution. did you try to connect booklet with HDMI External Display (1920×1080)? I would nuy it, but only if it works with this Resolution…
I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my booklet 3g and it has upgraded to 10.10. But my 3g, bluetooth and gps is not working. I want to knw frm whr can i get the drivers for ubuntu version…please help
thanks in advance