Installing Ubuntu on Container

Installing Software

Note: Ubuntu on container is installed in Android system of Edge 2 / Edge 2 Kit by default. If you compile the Android system from SDK and your system don’t include the Ubuntu on container, you could follow up the below steps to install Ubuntu and container manually.

Since the Mixtile Edge2 Android system is an open source operating system, it is always seeking for a way to make it easier to install new apps and software. We’ll use the Ubuntu system installation on the Android-based Mixtile Edge 2 as an example. The following describes the step-by-step method of installing Ubuntu on Edge 2.

Step 1: Preparing the environment

  • Download the Ubuntu Image here.
  • The user may need to set up a computer that runs Ubuntu or any other alternate Linux system.
  • If required, you may alter the system’s DNS by editing the /etc/resolv.conf file.
  • The Ubuntu image used in Android is the official version and it only contains SSH tools.

Optional: If you want additional tools, you must manually install them. The following is an example of vim installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install vim -y

Step 2: Login to Android system

  • Use the following command to install the adb tool on your computer:
sudo apt install android-tools-adb
  • Power on the Edge 2 board via DC port input, and connect the USB-C port of the board to USB-A port of the computer via USB cable.
  • Log in to the Android system on your computer using the following command:
adb shell

Step 3: Installing Ubuntu image on Android

  • Execute the following command on your computer to copy the Ubuntu image to the Android system:
adb push /sdcard 

Note: You need to input the correct path of the Ubuntu image where it is placed.

  • Execute the following command in Android system (via adb tool) to install the Ubuntu image to the Android system folder:

cd /sdcard


naos_cli install

  • Boot the installed Ubuntu system by executing the following command in Android system (via adb tools):
naos_cli start com.hubware.ubuntu 
naos_cli list

If you can see the information in the screenshot below, the Ubuntu system in Android is running successfully.


Step 4: Test the SSH login

  • Check the IP address of Edge 2 board by executing the following command in Android system (via adb tool):
ifconfig eth0
  • Log in to Ubuntu running on Android Using SSH on your computer

ssh root@x.x.x.x

Note: x.x.x.x represents the IP address of the Edge 2 board, and the login password is root.

If the SSH login is fail, you have to restart the container and try the SSH login again.

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