Recovery mode enables you to manipulate data on internal eMMC flash from other computer via the mini USB port. In order to get into recovery mode you should hold Ctrl+ESC keys while pressing Power during boot. The screen will stay black – that's OK.
SOS partition is used by Android 2.1. SOS partition contains an alternate boot image that does factory reset. To boot from SOS you should hold Home key while booting and select “1” at bootloader's menu.
Android 2.2 doesn't use SOS partition. It is not possible to boot from SOS with a bootloader from Android 2.2.
To make your AC100 dual-boot into Android and Linux you just need to flash one kernel in LNX partition and other in SOS.
echo 100 > /sys/class/backlight/pwm-backlight/brightness
Screen goes completely black for any values less than 2.
See here for some handy scripts.
Lubuntu 12.10 have sound (playback and record) out of box. For other systems use following guide:
- REBOOT you machine to be sure it was not resumed (sound doesn't work after resume yet)
- run audio playback
- start alsamixer
- common stuff
- remove mute state (press m) from “Stereo DAC”
- remove mute state from “Line” (or “Master”, depends on kernel version)
- speakers settings
- remove mute state for “Speaker Mix DAC2SPK”, “Int Spk”, “Speaker”
- set “SpeakerOut Mux” to value “Speaker Mix”. NOTE: some people get sound from speakers only when “SpeakerOut Mux” is set to “HPOut Mix”. I you have suspended before reboot as sound doesn't survive suspend yet.
- remove mute state for “Headphone”, “HP Mix DACL2HP” and “HP Mix DACR2HP”
- “HP Left Mux” set to “HPL Mix”, “HP Right Mux” set to “HPR Mix”
- enjoy, and don't forget save changes with sudo alsactl store
amixer output example
More info here.
In Precise it's as simple as editing
/boot/bootimg.cfg and changing the (last) line 'cmdline=…' to whatever you wish. To actually flash the kernel do
sudo update-initramfs -u.
For 2.6.37 bootloader from both Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 works fine. However it is reported that only Android 2.1 bootloader does resume correctly after standby.
Remove battery and AC-cable, wait 20 seconds and then boot again. Make sure you are running the latest kernel.
When following this guide the installation fails if you have a certain emmc model (sandisk) due to a kernel bug. Models 10Z and 10D are known to fail due to this issue. This bug is fixed in .38 and later. You can still install .37 to a external USB stick or SD card.
on some Versions of the Toshiba AC100 there is a shielding problem at the Wifi module. Please refere to the link here: Problems with Wifi/Wlan
For 2.6.32 bootloader from Android 2.2 is needed.
If you are using Nilfs2 as filesystem you need to make sure nilfs_cleanerd is running, if it's not running the disk will keep filling even when you delete files. You may need to install nilfs2-tools and reboot / remount the partition. If you end up with a full partition you do not have any possibility to install nilfs2-tools it still possible to clean it, if you installed on SD-card just move it to another computer with nilfs2-tools and make sure nilfs_cleanerd is running. If you installed on internal emmc you will need to install a distribution on SD card and from there mount and clean the internal emmc.