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Getting Started - Linux

Getting Linux Up & Running

What You Need

  • Pine A64/A64+ Board
  • Power Supply That Provides 5V 2.0 Amps
  • A PC With A SD Card Reader
  • A Minimum 8GB MicroSD Card
  • A Compression Utility With XZ Support
  • Disk Imaging Utility
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Step 3 Booting

    Now insert your SD card into the Pine64 and power it on by connecting the power adapter cable to the microusb port.

    Once booted, login with the provided credentials for the image downloaded and execute the following commands (if using a GUI open a terminal application):

    For Debian/Ubuntu
    sudo -i
    /usr/local/sbin/pine64_update_uboot.sh
    /usr/local/sbin/pine64_update_kernel.sh
    resize_rootfs.sh
    reboot

    For Arch Linux
    su
    /usr/local/sbin/pine64_update_uboot.sh
    /usr/local/sbin/pine64_update_kernel.sh
    resize_rootfs.sh
    reboot

    The preceding commands will ensure your kernel/u-boot is up to date and also resize your root partition to max available space your SD card can provide.

    Note: for first time users it is recommended that you connect your Pine to a TV/Monitor capable of 1080p resolutions as well as hook up an ethernet cable to get direct access to the internet.

    If you are having problems be sure the visit our Linux FAQs page.