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Install Ubuntu Server 13.04 on PandaBoard

What is needed:

What is to do:

  1. Download latest Ubuntu OMAP Image.
  2. Insert sdcard in card reader.
  3. Utilize ‘dmesg’ for checking which adress the scdard was give, schould look similar to this:
    [42941.351598] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [42941.950455] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 7744512 512-byte logical blocks: (3.96 GB/3.69 GiB)
    [42941.951532] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [42941.951543] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    [42941.952596] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [42941.952603] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [42941.956588] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [42941.956596] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [42941.966124]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
    [42941.969820] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [42941.969830] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [42941.969837] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [42942.732880] EXT4-fs (sdb2): recovery complete
    [42942.732888] EXT4-fs (sdb2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
  4. Write Image to sdcard:
    SDCARD=/dev/sdX # X=ermittelte SD-Karte
    gunzip {path_to_image}.img.gz
    sudo dd bs=64k of=$SDCARD if={path_to_image}.img
    sync

Windows users can use Win32DiskImager for steps 2-4:

Win32DiskImager

Choose the unzipped image and drive letter and click write.

Note: I have not tested this, cause I don’t own a windows pc.

Boot/Configuration

Insert sdcard in PandaBoard and power it on.
Your PandaBoard is now booting ubuntu and runs the installer. Installer will let you configure various settings, like services to install, language, keyboard layout an so on.

Once the installer finished, your server is ready to use. Continue reading

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