L4T Ubuntu - A fully featured linux on your switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by bylaws, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. P3T3

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    I got missing dependency’s, impossible install, so looking like I need to compile arm versions!
     
  2. tabzer

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    It's available through the software application.

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    That's strange. Did it say what was missing? Did you do apt update and apt upgrade?
     
  3. lil-devil

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  4. EpicLPer

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    I'll try this out, seems awesome!
     
  5. Techjunky90

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    Did you try to install it through terminal first? If so you messed it up and it will not allow you to install it from the software center. I too did this and did a fresh install of l4t to fix it.
     
  6. Waltee

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    My Switch has really finicky Wifi so I've bought a USB Ethernet adapter but that doesn't seem to work. Is there anything in particular I need to install for it to work or is it just straight up a no-go?
     
  7. EpicLPer

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    Oh wait a second... So you can't boot this thing without having a custom firmware installed first? Thought it'd launch like every other Linux for the Switch till now via RCM mode... Ah well :(
     
  8. Snomannen_kalle

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    What makes you say that? You don't need CFW on your Switch to launch this -- you just have to flash the image on an SD card, and then launch it through the Hekate payload
     
  9. EpicLPer

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    Oh wait... I think I misread something then. Thought "hekate" was the name of the custom firmware, not just the payload. Whoops...
    Yeah, I haven't been following Switch hacking as much as I did 3DS and Wii U so I'm still somewhat of a noob when it comes to Switch hacking ;)
     
  10. Snomannen_kalle

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    No worries, we all have to be at some point ;)
     
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  11. EpicLPer

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    Honestly a Linux noob when it comes to messing with files, their permissions and etc. Do I really have to set up a VM just to apply the update to the image or is there any other way directly under Windows?

    EDIT: Scrap that, I now see how the file structure is built up. No need for any Ubuntu VM :)
     
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  12. chaitea

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    EDIT: Nevermind! Stupid issue having to do with plugging my switch into a bad USB multiport.
     
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  13. stick267

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    You can apply the updates while Ubuntu is running right on your Switch. No need to even take the SD card out.
     
  14. pikanag

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    fuck me bro does any1 think it would be possible to play halo 2 on switch? (the protect cartographer mod).

    jesus christ i'd pay somebody $100 if they could get it working well on switch
     
  15. Ghost92

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    Hi the main post says dedicated sd card, is there any stable way to use 1 (fat32) sd card to have booth homebrew + tinfoil "backups" games and l4t
     
  17. Snomannen_kalle

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    Yes, when you flash the image file, you will end up with two partitions on your SD: One partition is FAT32, and is around 500MB large, and the other partition is an EXT4 partition, and is roughly 7.5GB large. After you boot L4T Ubuntu on your Switch, you can resize the FAT32 partition, and move all your homebrew and backups to that partition, and you can use it as you normally would
     
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  18. Conan179

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    How can I enable the openssh server to access the switch from the outside?
     
  19. smf

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    Nintendo switch doesn't really have custom firmware, people call it that because having custom firmware is cool. Nothing has to be installed on the switch, it's all loaded through payloads.

    It's more like the old ps3 psjailbreak exploit, before ps3 got cfw.
     
  20. EpicLPer

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    Seems like the back USB port doesn't work, at least the Gigabit adapter I connected doesn't seem to be recognized there. Only on the "front" USB ports.
     
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