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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Writing the OS image to the SD card

First, the image needs to be written to a microSD card that is at least 4 GiB in size.

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The next few steps will delete all the content on the SD card.

The microSD card should be connected to the PC. If there is no card reader available, a USB to microSD card reader can be used instead. The xzcat command is used to decompress the downloaded xz-compressed archive onto the SD card.

In the following example, it is assumed that the microSD card is inserted into a USB card reader and has been assigned the device node, /dev/sdd. It is up to the reader to determine the proper device node on the system, but dmesg or one of the installed graphical disk utilities can provide an answer here. An example output with the SD ...

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