Install instructions

There are two methods to install linaro builds:

Using pre-built image

 # download the pre-built image locally:

  # Insert SD card and note the assigned '/dev/sdX' or '/dev/mmcblk0'
  $ dmesg

  $ SDCARD=/dev/sdX # sdcard found from dmesg above
  $ gunzip lt-snowball-x11-base_20120723-211-ubuntu-desktop.img.gz | sudo dd bs=64k of=$SDCARD
Note: Windows users may use the Image Writer for Windows

Building a Custom Image

Download hwpack_linaro-lt-snowball-x11-base_20120723-211_armhf_supported.tar.gz and linaro-precise-ubuntu-desktop-20120723-305.tar.gz from the links below

 # Get linaro image tools
  # method 1: using binary package for Ubuntu (PPA)
  $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linaro-maintainers/tools
  $ sudo apt-get update
  $ sudo apt-get install linaro-image-tools
  # method 2: using source code
  $ wget

  # Insert SD card and note the assigned '/dev/sdX' or '/dev/mmcblk0'
  $ dmesg

  # Create media
  $ sudo linaro-media-create --dev snowball_sd --mmc /dev/sdX --hwpack hwpack_linaro-lt-snowball-x11-base_20120723-211_armhf_supported.tar.gz --binary linaro-precise-ubuntu-desktop-20120723-305.tar.gz


Due to differences in default U-Boot environment or firmware, please flash the latest Ubuntu image to update firmware/U-Boot.


For more information on how to use this builds please see the Linaro wiki at:

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