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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Creating a Debian or Ubuntu rootfs

The first thing that should be mentioned here is that Ubuntu is a Debian derivative. To cut a long story short, it is basically Debian, and as a result, it does not hugely matter which distribution is used for installation, be it Debian or Ubuntu. So when talking about installing Ubuntu or Debian, the same thing is really being said. The tool used for installation here is called debootstrap and is available in a lot of distributions.

Installing debootstrap

Fedora has debootstrap available and can be installed via the Yum tool, as shown here:

Installing debootstrap

Running debootstrap

With debootstrap installed, it is almost time to get ...

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