Note: linaro-precise-alip-201204 is used for demonstration. After the system was written into SD card, the default Linux kernel version is 3.0. We'll upgrade it to 3.4.61 later on the Linux kernel porting section.
format the SD card by using HPUSBDisk.exe
1. Insert the SD card to your computer, it will be detected and mounted under the /media/ directory. Enter the following command on the terminal to unmount all the devices:
# sudo umount /media/*
2. Find out the SD card device name on your system, say, sdc or sdc1. We assume that the device name is sdc here.
Copy the sunxi-bsp to ubuntu system. Enter the sunxi-bsp folder, use the following commnad:
#chmod 777 * #chmod 777 scripts/* #sudo ./scripts/sunxi-media-create.sh /dev/sdc cubieboard_hwpack.tar.xz linaro-precise-alip-20120426-84.tar.gz
Download the source from the web, use the following command on ubuntu system:
#sudo git clone https://github.com/linux-sunxi/sunxi-bsp/ #sudo cd sunxi-bsp #sudo wget http://dl.linux-sunxi.org/amery/sunxi-3.0/latest/cubieboard_hwpack.tar.xz #sudo wget http://releases.linaro.org/12.04/ubuntu/precise-images/alip/linaro-precise-alip-20120426-84.tar.gz #sudo ./scripts/sunxi-media-create.sh /dev/sdc cubieboard_hwpack.tar.xz linaro-precise-alip-20120426-84.tar.gz
4. When completed, insert the SD card into Cubieboard, power up the board to boot Linaro system. On the first startup, the video output is HDMI-to-VGA output, or serial port output. You can connect the Cubieboard to the monitor through an HDMI-to-VGA convertor, or use the serial port monitor to display the Cubieboard system terminal.