This section describes the process for installing a new Operating System using the SD Card method on a Linux host machine.
- Step 1: Prepare MicroSD card
- Step 2: Find SD Card Device name
- Step 3: Recall Download Location
- Step 4: Unzip SD Card Install Image
- Step 5: Go to directory with SD Card Install Image directory via the commandline
- Step 6: Locate SD Card Install Image
- Step 7: Install Image onto SD Card
- Step 8: Prepare B2260 with SD card
####Step 1: Prepare MicroSD card
- Ensure data from mircoSD card is backed up
- Everything on microSD card will be lost by the end of this procedure.
####Step 2: Find SD Card Device name
- From the host computer open “Terminal” (or equivalent) application
- Remove SD card from host computer and run the following command:
- Note all recognized disk names
- Insert SD card and run the following command (again):
- Note the newly recognized disk. This will be your SD card.
- Remember your SD card device name, it will be needed in Step 7.
####Step 3: Recall Download Location
- Locate SD card install file from Downloads page.
- This file will be needed for the next step.
####Step 4: Unzip SD Card Install Image
- When unzipped, you will have a file:
- Install Image (.img)
####Step 5: Go to directory with SD Card Install Image folder using Terminal
- Open “Terminal” application on host machine
cdto the directory with your unzipped SD Card Install Image
$ cd <extraction directory> #Example: #<extraction directory> = /home/YourUserName/Downloads #For this example we assume the "SD Card Install Image" is in the Downloads folder. $ cd /home/YourUserName/Downloads
####Step 6: Locate SD Card Install Image
- Make sure you are in the extraction directory
- Locate your preferred image file (latest one maybe the best option)
Unzipped SD Card download will be a file. Type
ls from command line :
ls #output b2260-jessie_developer_YYYYMMDD-X.img
####Step 7: Flash Image onto SD Card
- SD card inserted into host computer
- Recall SD card device name from Step 2
- Using the Terminal to copy b2260-jessie_developer_YYYYMMDD-X.img image file into SD card by running the following commands:
$ sudo dd if=b2260-jessie_developer_YYYYMMDD-X.img of=/dev/XXX bs=4M $ sudo sync
if=b2260-jessie_developer_YYYYMMDD-X.img: should match the name of the image that was downloaded.
of=/dev/XXX: XXX should match the name of the SD Card device name from Step 2. Be sure to use the device name without the partition name. For example, ‘of=/dev/disk1’
If you get an error message “Resource Busy”, you will need to unmount the SD card without removing it from the host computer.
- In the Applications folder, find and click on the Utilities folder.
- Click on the Disk Utility program to run it
- Select the device that represents the SD card
- Click on
unmountand leave the SD card in the computer
- Retry the ‘$ sudo dd if=b2260-jessie_developer_YYYYMMDD-X.img of=/dev/XXX bs=4M’
- In the terminal window, enter this command:
$ sudo umount /dev/<device name>
- This command will take some time to execute (a few minutes). Be patient and avoid tampering with the terminal until process has ended.
- Once SD card is done flashing, remove from host computer and set aside for Step 8. You may see a popup window that tells you the device is Not readable by the operating system. Ignore the message and remove the MicroSD card from the host computer.
####Step 8: Prepare B2260 with SD card
- Make sure B2260 is powered off
- Connect an HDMI monitor to the B2260 with an HDMI cable, and power on the monitor
- Plug a USB keyboard and/or mouse into either of the two USB connectors on the B2260
- Insert the microSD card into the B2260
- Apply power to B2260, wait for board to boot
Congratulations! You are now booting your newly installed operating system directly from SD card on the B2260!