I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Iconia A500 using VNC and this application called Complete Linux Installer. My tablet is rooted and I have found several sources saying they have achieved this on their tablet. It is Ubuntu 12.04, but since this is about doing this on the Android OS, it is off-topic on Ask Ubuntu.


The script I am trying to run is as follows:

$ cd /sdcard/ubuntu $ su
# sh /data/data/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid/files/bootscript.sh /sdcard/ubuntu/ubuntu.img

This is what it returns:

$ cd /sdcard/ubuntu $ su
# sh /data/data/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid/files/bootscript.sh /sdcard/ubuntu/ubuntu.img
[: not found
dirname: not found
[[: not found
[: not found
[: not found
[: not found
[: not found
Checking loop device... [: not found
Creating loop device... /data/data/com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid/files/bootscript.sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
[: not found
Error: Unable to create loop device!


How am I able to install this correctly? I have ubuntu.img and ubuntu.img.md5 in a folder named ubuntu in /mnt/sdcard which is the root of the system.

What is the [: part of [: not found? Is it just the script text?

  • 1
    Missing busybox? Busybox has the [ symlinked to err.. busybox, can you tell me where you got the script from? It might need to be "slightly altered" to work within Android?
    – t0mm13b
    Dec 30, 2012 at 1:31
  • It's from within the app. It can be altered, but is supposed to work straight off the bat. I have never installed busybox. Thanks :)
    – Grace
    Dec 30, 2012 at 2:24
  • Is it possible to see the script ? Thanks in advance.
    – air-dex
    Dec 30, 2012 at 3:33
  • I don't think so... I'll edit it into the question if I can get hold of it
    – Grace
    Dec 30, 2012 at 7:43

1 Answer 1


You must install busybox on your device. And you need a kernel with loopdevice support. I use a Kernel and I can run Debian. You may have a ARMv6 CPU Then Ubuntu doesn't work.

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    This is rather vague. How would busybox help exactly? How would the OP use it to solve the problem? (As a side note, please don't sign your posts) Sep 19, 2013 at 13:57

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