Author Topic: Cubiuntu Tips  (Read 6590 times)


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Cubiuntu Tips
« on: April 19, 2014, 03:17:54 pm »
For installing an sdcard version:

Download the .img to your pc (it might be a cubie, why not?)

Open terminal as sudo (if you have linux)

Umount sdcard with gparted, for example.

You can umount it via command line, for example:

sudo umount /dev/sdb1
sudo umount /dev/sdb2

You could previously to format to ext2 (for example) the sdcard (optional) with gparted or others.


dd if=/path/to/cubiumtu.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1M

Where sdx is how your pc calls your microsd card.

If you have problems booting the sdcard, you might install the bootloader on it (in the first mega). Previously the sdcard must be umounted too.

so, for cubie 2 and ct:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 seek=1 count=2047
dd if=u-boot-cb2-ct-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdb bs=1024 seek=8

and for cb1:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 seek=1 count=2047
dd if=u-boot-cb1-with-spl.bin.gz of=/dev/sdb bs=1024 seek=8

For installing an nand version version:

First of all you have to take into account that there are very few ways for that, ssh(?) or having a sdcard with an OS capable of interacting with nand, not exclusively cubiuntu (to Lord thanks)


Download nand image to a pendrive or hd (in this case)

Plug the storage disk to the cubie wich boots from sdcard.

Umount Nand partitions (little arrow in pcmanfm)

dd if=/path/to/cubiumtu.img of=/dev/nand bs=1M

Or you can use Cubietweaks (shortcuts in cubiuntu lxpanel) for that, just click once, but you need your cubie connected to internet.

To be continued...
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 01:24:26 pm by ikeeki »