Using Prebuilt SD Card Image
Create an SD card using a pre-compiled Linux binary package and use it to boot Linux

Pre-requisites

The following items will be needed in order to succesfully get started with Linux on the Arrow SoCKit Evaluation board:
  • Arrow SoCKit Evaluation board (including required accessories).
  • Host computer running Linux or Windows. See HostRequirements.
  • External USB micro SD card reader (or host computer with built-in micro SD card reader). Alternatively a micro SD to SD card adapter can be used if the host PC or the reader has a SD slot but no micro SD slot.
  • 4GB (or larger) micro SD or micro SDHC card.

Creating an SD Card using a Linux Host

This section explains how to create the SD card necessary to boot Linux, using the SD card image.

The steps required to create the SD card are:
  1. Download the Linux SD card image archive: sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img.tar.gz
  2. Extract the Linux SD card image from the binaries archive: $ tar -xzf sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img.tar.gz
  3. Determine the device associated with the SD card on the host by running $ cat /proc/partitions before and after inserting the card in the reader. Let's say it is /dev/sdx/ .
  4. Use dd utility to write the SD image to the SD card: $ sudo dd if=sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img of=/dev/sdx bs=512 . Note we are using sudo to be able to write to the card.
  5. Use sync utility to flush the changes to the SD card: $ sudo sync

Creating an SD Card using a Windows Host

This section explains how to create the SD card necessary to boot Linux, using the SD card image.

The steps required to create the SD card are:
  1. Download the Linux SD card image archive: sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img.tar.gz
  2. Open a SOCEDS Command Shell and extract the Linux SD card image from the binaries archive: $ tar -xzf sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img.tar.gz
  3. Get Disk Imaging software: Win32diskimager
  4. Insert the SD Adaptor. Use Windows Explorer to determine the drive letter.
  5. Select the Image File. Navigate to sockit-xfce-201707-sdcard.img
  6. Press the Write Button.

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