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The Toshiba AC100 netbook is a Tegra 2 machine.

Is there a possibility that I might be able to install Ubuntu (any version) on it?

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This appears to be an exact duplicate of… – Emmet Hikory Jul 8 '11 at 11:05
possible duplicate of What kernels exist for Toshiba's ac100 and where to get them? – Jorge Castro Jul 8 '11 at 12:08

For people to have at least one direct answer: (yes there is a Ubuntu kernel in this url)

This is a guide on how to do it - You shouldn't risk trying it if you don't know what you're doing:

(and whenever they use Ubuntu5.tar.lzma you take the Ubuntu7.tar.gz and whenever they use boot.img you use boot.32.img)

--- but before you do anything of it, try your luck with the guide as it is...

I don't take any responsibility for broken devices

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yeah, well... not much but thanks anyway. – turbo Jun 14 '11 at 1:19

Work is actively in progress to add support for the AC100 to Ubuntu as part of the 11.10 release. Until this is complete (or for previous releases), there are a variety of recommendations floating around on the internet.

For my own device (not an AC100, but the dynabook from which the AC100s derive), I have had great success with the materials made available by the AC100 team in launchpad. The description of the PPA includes links to known working images and instructions for installation.

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There is a couple of ways doing this. This is a guide on installing phh's latest ubuntu 10.10 image with .32 kernel. It has working sound, suspend etc. Check it out here:

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At the present date, there's a how-to (last edited 2012-04-26) for the installation of the Ubuntu 12.04 on the Toshiba AC100:

Ubuntu Wiki :: Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on the AC100

Ubuntu on AC100 is currently an official demonstration of the Ubuntu ARM port and works fairly well. This page collects information necessary to get a working Ubuntu 12.04 port on the AC100.

Minimum requisites:

  • Mini-usb cable
  • Host computer with linux (virtual or physical)
  • Usb-stick or sd-card (min. 1GB)
  • About 1-2h of your life (depending on the download-time)
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I could install in a similar machine. I had to boot the live cd with the options: acpi=off and noapic. After installation I had to edit grub to add this options.

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ac100 doesn't have a cdrom drive nor does the istaller support the ac100 (yet). Hopefully for Oneiric ogra will have a working installer though. – turbo Sep 6 '11 at 10:43

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