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N9 Easy Boot is a package that enables you to boot Nemo/Sailfish/... OSes on your phone without re-partitioning using Ubiboot. You should have latest ubiboot installed already.

With this package, you can create a ext4 filesystem image of Nemo/Sailfish, put it into an existing N9 partition (e.g. /home/user/MyDocs/ partition), and boot into it from ubiboot boot menu.

It allows to boot these OSes without fiddling with your N9 partitions. And it is much easier to manage the space dedicated to these OSes. It is even possible to have several versions of the same OS simultaneously (currently, using a separate boot icon. e.g. using Ubuntu boot icon to boot another version of Sailfish)!

You can get it from: n9_easy_boot-1.2.tar.xz

(If you have one of previous versions, you can update to this version using this instead: update-1.x-to-1.2.tar.xz)

Installation instructions are included. It should be farily straightforward.

Hope you find it useful!

Note 1: In the README it is mentioned that sometimes the OSes doesn't boot and phone turns off. So far, it seems that this is cause by errors in filesystem image, which might happen when the OS is not turned off correctly specially for experimental OSes. Running fsck on the image should be enough to fix the problem (sometime just re-trying fixes it too). Example:
Code:
/sbin/fsck.ext4 /home/user/MyDocs/nemo.img


Note 2: If you are using Windows, you should be able to extract the package using software such as 7zip.

Note 3: Package updated to version 1.1, fixes boot problems mentioned in Note 1. Also, README mentions that image can be created in Harmattan, so installation can be done using Windows.

Update 1.2: Fix a bug which caused keeping watchdog busy after loading OS, which could cause high CPU usage.

Last edited by hedayat; 2014-11-03 at 20:15. Reason: Update to 1.2
 

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