Ubuntu – Is it possible to install Ubuntu on the Asus transformer

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I am planning to buy a netvertible (tablet netbook hybrid) and install Ubuntu 11.04 on it, probably as a dual boot with the shipped OS.

The Asus transformer which was just released looks really nice. Is it possible to install Ubuntu on it? If so, what works (out of the box or through work-arounds), what doesn't?

Best Answer

Native Ubuntu:

If native ubuntu works on your Asus Transformer depends on your model, as the transformer needs to be rootable with the nflash method. To find out check your serial number (next to the cable port)

  • If your serial number B4O-B6O, it will work
  • If your serial number is B70 it might work
  • If your serial number is B8O or higher it will not work (you can root your TF101 using Razorclaw though)

full details for installation can be found at the xda wiki

VNC:

This should work on all models, details for installation can be found in this forum thread

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