I am trying to install the latest pre-installed image of Ubuntu on my Nexus 7. However, I am stuck at flashing the userdata image. I have all my drivers and Android SDK updated.
Having said that, this seems like a image size issue. I read elsewhere on the Internet (here actually), that there is a size limitation on flashing 'userdata' partition; which is max 700MB.
This is interesting, because the size of
raring-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+nexus7.img shows up as 690MB, however, when flashing it, fastboot quotes it as 705701 KB.
I suspect that this could be a problem, because the previous version 12.xx was less than 700000 KB and hence I was able to easily flash it.
Any help is appreciated on how to flash this new version, or whether I should flash the old version and upgrade it.
Some info on the devices:
Nexus 7 16GB
Host OS: Ubuntu 12.04.1
UPDATE: Initially I was following the Manual Install instructions from Ubuntu Nexus 7 Wiki. While flashing gunzipped image
raring-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+nexus7.img, fastboot showed the size as
705701 KB and consistently went to disk sleep.
However, today I tried the installer script (
ubuntu-nexus7-installer) and the fastboot flash was successful. This time fastboot showed the size as
I am going to file this as a bug instead and close this question.