Installing Fedora F18 on HP Touchpad
- Put device in developer mode (if not done already), by typing webos20090606 or upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart in the "Just Type" text box, and launch the developer-mode app. You turn it on and your device should be in developer mode. If it requests a password you may just press submit.
- Install novacom on your host desktop/laptop:
- if your host is fedora,
sudo yum install novacom.. and then
sudo novacomdto launch the server.
- From there, you can use
novatermcommand to connect to the device or
novacomto transfer files.
- Install adb on your host.. you will need this later
- for fedora,
sudo yum install android-tools
- if you get permission errors when adb tries to spawn the server,
adb kill-serverand then
sudo adb start-server
- run: ./create-partition.sh size
- for example on a 32GB device if you want to create a 20GB linux partition:
- this step can take quite a while
- run: ./install-boot.sh this will install moboot bootloader and kernel
- run: ./install-rootfs.sh this will install the root filesystem, and then reboot.
- At the moboot screen, use the volume rocker switch to select whether to boot webOS or fedora
- Once fedora has booted, you can use
adb shellto connect to the device.
/usr/bin/resizeto get a semi-sane console
- rndis is enabled, so you should see a new wired connection in network manager. To allow network access over usb/adb, in network manager IPv4 settings, select: Method: Shared to other computers
- at this point, you could enable sshd in order to connect to the touchpad over ssh
- wifi patch: https://github.com/TouchpadCM/compat-wireless-3.3-rc1-2/commit/4f92acb42c210e08ff20853d82afdacf7da28354
- re-enable android ram-console in kernel config.. it is quite useful for debugging crashes, but seems to be causing some memory corruption itself
- kernel: git://github.com/freedreno/kernel-msm.git
- branch: hp-tenderloin-3.0
- use tenderloin_rob_defconfig
- ts_srv: git://github.com/freedreno/ts_srv_tenderloin.git