L86duntu Installation (Linux)

We are going to show you how to install L86duntu on a Linux operating system.


You will need a micro SD card that has a capacity of at least 8GB (16GB recommended).


An (micro) SD card reader.


Step 1

Please download the latest version of L86duntu zip file and unzip to your system under /temp. The L86Duntu.img file will be about 8GB in size.


Step 2

We are going to copy the L86duntu image to the removable storage. Insert the micro SD card into a card reader and then plug into your system.


Your system should recognize the storage device.


Type the following :

    sudo fdisk -l


You will see the drive partitions.


Find the removable storage (in this case it’s /dev/sdb).


Please note the partition name (in this case, only one partition: sdb1).


We are going to un-mount the partition by typing the following:

    sudo umount /dev/sdb1


If you have more than one partition in removable drive, you will need to repeat this step to un-mount all the partitions.

Once the partitions have been unmounted, type the following to copy L86duntu onto your removable storage.

    dd of = your removable storage device if = your path for L86Duntu.img bs=1M

Here for example, we enter:

    dd of=/dev/sdb if=/tmp/L86duntu.img bs=1M


Entire process will need a few minutes to complete (depending on storage r/w speed). When finished, unplug the storage device.


Step 3

Plug the storage device into 86Duino and connect power.


The 86Duino will detect if it can boot up from the microSD card, or just boot up from built-in Flash.

If the 86Duino boot up from microSD card, you can use console redirection to control L86duntu (Please see chapters 4 and 6 of L86duntu).

If your storage drive is larger than the 8GB (e.g. 16GB, 32GB, etc.) allocated to L86duntu, you will notice that you cannot make use of all the storage. Please see how to manually extend the storage space in L86duntu.

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