In follow up to this post I have remastered a daily build of Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin.
I have made a copy publicly available for those with one of these graphics cards. Please keep in mind it is an alpha release of 12.04
The gma500 should be working out of the box and works well live, and you can use a persistent home directory to preserve user data across boots.
Make a file in the root directory of any partition or your flash drive (after making a live flash drive from the iso)
# this will make a 1 Gb file for storage, increase / decrease the count as needed
dd if=/dev/zero of=./home-rw bs=1M count=1000
Make a file system on the file
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
home-rw is not a block special device.
# Answer ‘yes’ here
Proceed anyway? (y,n) y
Remove the reserved blocks
tune2fs -m 0 -L home-rw home-rw
If you select the persistent option at the boot menu, the file system will then automatically be mounted at /home by the casper scripts.
If you install it, however, you would need to make some (minor) modifications.
using any editor, open /etc/default/grub
Change the line – GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” to
And then update grub
The iso and md5sum are here: