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Cubietruck is the 3rd board of cubietech, which is also named cubieboard3. The board features an Allwinner A20 ARM Cortex-A7 dual core processor with Mali 400 MP2 graphics, 2GB of RAM, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. There’s nothing too surprising in those specs, but here’s what sets this developer board apart from a tablet with its screen ripped off. The Cubietruck has a SATA 2.0 interface, 2 USB host ports, SPDIF, a headphone jack, IR port, and 4 LED lights. It also has 54 extended pins including UART, PS2, and a bunch of other options. Read more about cubietruck, please refer to here.
Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system developed by a community of Free and Open Source enthusiasts. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu . Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. It's official site is lubuntu
The Cubie team have ported cubietruck to lubuntu-12.10-desktop, here is a guide for installing lubuntu-12.10-desktop to cubietruck nandflash.
wget http://dl.cubieboard.org/software/a20-cubietruck/lubuntu/ct_lubuntu_desktop_12.10_20130910.img.gz gzip -d ct_lubuntu_desktop_12.10_20130910.img.gz
To flash the image to cubietruck board, you need to install phoenixsuit on your labtop. Please refer to the Installation Guide
Here is my working enviroment
$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="12.04.2 LTS, Precise Pangolin" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu precise (12.04.2 LTS)" VERSION_ID="12.04" uname -a Linux ubt 3.2.0-49-generic #75-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 18 17:39:32 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
When seeing the prombt, you have enter the FEL mode. Select Yes to continue
Congratulations! You have finished the installation process. Enjoy your Cubie and Lubuntu Desktop!
When you first start up the system, It will take about 2 minutes to initialize the system. Also we suggest you have the ethernet cable connected when booting, to avoid waiting DHCP timeout.
lubuntu-12.10-desktop is quite a modern operating system, that we can do almost all language programming, including C/C++, JAVA, Python, Perl, and so on. To support C/C++ programming, just run the following command:
#apt-get install build-essential
To become more productivy, you can also use VIM or EMACS
#apt-get install vim emacs cscope cscope-el