To the ARMs

As you might know already Ubuntu is building for the ARMv7 architecture.
As an owner of an OMAP35x EVM board i have put some time into getting a usable development image together that can easily be installed onto a SD/SDHC card and be used on that board for Ubuntu development. has the necessary instructions and links to get up an Ubuntu development system on your OMAP35x_EVM board, if you own such a device and want to help us with ubuntu development, now is the time to start getting involved !!!

If you have any questions about Ubuntu on ARM, feel free to drop by in #ubuntu-arm on at any time or use the ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists on



  1. jonathancarter · November 19, 2008

    So when do we get Ubuntu for iPhones? 🙂

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  3. Ian Lawrence · November 20, 2008

    dude, you rock..this is awesome

  4. Matthieu · November 21, 2008


    your demo is simply amazing! It works perfect on my Mistral OMAP3 EVM. However it’d be great that you provide the same kind of image for the Beagleboard so that far more people could participate in this exciting project.

    Best regards,

  5. Robert Nelson · December 1, 2008


    Noticed Matthieu’s note, so i figured I’d give it a try. (just a quick test over lunch) Your root file system appears to be working just fine on the beagleboard. (booted, logged in, etc)

    However, your uImage refused too boot. (no surprise different target) I used this uImage: (just rename it to uImage)

    and this bootargs: setenv bootargs ‘console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootdelay=2 rootfstype=ext2 ro video=omapfb:mode:1280×720@60’


    Robert Nelson

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