Installing Ubuntu on the Cubieboard with Berryboot

To continue the unboxing video of Cubieboard, haritot made another video on how to install different Linux distributions on a microSD card for Cubieboard using berryboot; a GUI image installation tool.

The steps that haritot goes through are:

  1. Get a microSD card. It is recommended to use a larger card (4GB or more).
  2. Connect the microSD card to your computer. You may need to use an adapter, as shown in the video.
  3. Format the SD card, selecting the FAT32 filesystem.
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  6. Extract the files from both downloaded .zip archives
  7. Run Win32DiskImager.exe
    1. Select the image file
    2. Go to the correct folder where BerryBoot is located
    3. Select the * filter so that you can see the .ddimg file
    4. Select the “Berryboot-cubieboard-beta1.ddimg” file
    5. Verify that correct disk drive is selected (the one that corresponds to the microSD card)
    6. Write the file to the microSD card
  8. Verify that you have the BerryBoot files on the SD card
  9. Connect the Cubieboard with all cables (HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Network, microSD card and Power)
  10. Place the microSD card into the Cubieboard and power on the board.
  11. Read the BerryBoot instructions that are shown during the installation
  12. Select the correct media device where to install the Linux distribution
  13. Select a Linux distribution from the list
    1. Ubuntu
    2. Debian
    3. OpenELEC
    4. Puppy
    5. RasoRazor
    6. Sugar
    7. LTSP Thinclient
    8. BerryWebServer
  14. When the installation has been completed, exit the BerryBoot installer
  15. Restart the Cubieboard and enjoy your Linux distribution running on the Cubieboard!

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