Linaro provides pre-built images of common builds for users that can be put on their SD card using dd rather than having to use linaro-media-create. These images are available with each monthly release at:
The LEB builds also have pre-built images for download. For example:
These images can be installed by simply dd'ing like:
# sdX - your sdcard slot gunzip -c <file> | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX
The pre-built images have fixed sizes for their partitions so they likely won't fill the capacity of your SD card. You can grow the partition sizes with tools like resize2fs.
# find out the start of the root partition, /dev/mmcblk0p3, (in sectors) [email protected]:~# sfdisk -l -uS /dev/mmcblk0 Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 124288 cylinders, 4 heads, 16 sectors/track Warning: The partition table looks like it was made for C/H/S=*/128/32 (instead of 124288/4/16). For this listing I'll assume that geometry. Units = sectors of 512 bytes, counting from 0 Device Boot Start End #sectors Id System /dev/mmcblk0p1 1 8191 8191 da Non-FS data /dev/mmcblk0p2 * 8192 114687 106496 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/mmcblk0p3 114688 1048575 933888 83 Linux /dev/mmcblk0p4 0 - 0 0 Empty # compute the new size of the partition which is the size the SD card (in sectors) minus the start sector (from above) minus 5MB (10240 sectors) slop space [email protected]:~# echo $((`sfdisk -s /dev/mmcblk0` * 2 - 114688 - 10240)) 7829504 # change the partition table entry for partition 3 using the start sector and computed new size [email protected]:~# echo '114688,7829504' | sfdisk -N3 -uS --force /dev/mmcblk0 # reboot to get new partition table re-read [email protected]:~# reboot ... [email protected]:~# resize2fs -p /dev/mmcblk0p3 # takes ~30 minutes
Platform/DevPlatform/Ubuntu/PreBuiltImageInstallation (last modified 2012-04-05 18:05:01)