[BPI-M3 ]How to burn linux images to eMMC Storage on your BPI-M3


(BPI_Justin) #1

OS: BPI-M3 Ubuntu15.10 (Kernel3.4) Version: 1.0 HDMI

Step 1: Start up the computer with the SD card which has been burnt with the Linux images.

Step 2: Put the images which you’d like to burn to the eMMC Storage to the USB drive.

Step 3: Run “fdisk -l” command line on your BPI-M3 and you can see the eMMC path as " /dev/mmcblk1"

sudo fdisk -l

Step 4:Switch to the path of images, and run the command. > sudo dd if=ubuntu-mate-15.10-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi-2-bpi-m3-sd-emmc-20151203.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=10MB

Step 5:When finish burning, remove the SD card, and restart the BPI-M3

Step 6:Check if the system starts normally on the eMMC boot


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(Dave) #2

Successfully burned Fedora to the eMMC! Thanks!


(jycemea) #3

Finally ! Such a so complicated step to see that this board is really boring.

The new raspberry 3 wifi/bluetooth will kill this board without any surprise…for just 35 USD!


(Jokin Astobiza) #4

Sorry for bringing old threats to life, but it may be useful for someone: I just cloned my running ubuntu from the SD (8GB) to the eMMC:

sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=10MB status=progress

Then sudo poweroff, remove the SD, power it on again, and it just boots…

You shoudn’t clone an alive OS, but it does the work quickly! Good luck