I just installed the 2015-12-02-Armbian_4.7-lite-bpi-m3-sd-emmc image on my headless M3. It’s all straight forward:
- networked Linux computer with
sshinstalled and a running
- 8GB micro SDHC card + reader
- spare Ethernet connection
2015-12-02-Armbian_4.7-lite-bpi-m3-sd-emmc.imgfrom https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjSWJaREFFb2ZoVG8/view?usp=sharing (see “Downloads” section above, md5sum of the unzipped image:
Clone the image to SD card:
# dd if=Armbian_4.7-bpi-m3-sd-emmc.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1Mwhere the “
X” is the drive letter of your SD card.
Insert the SD card into your Pi’s drive and connect network and power cable. The Pi starts booting. When the green LED starts flashing rhythmically (“heartbeat”) it is up, as soon as the network LEDs light up it’s ready to connect.
Open a terminal-emulator and connect with ssh from your main computer:
# ssh [email protected]where “
lan” represents you local network suffix/domain. The password is (surprise!)
bananapi. All following commands are to be executed via ssh at your Pi:
Now it’s time to get the Armbian onto the Pi’s internal EMMC. For convenient access to the original image file on my main computer I installed
sshfson the Pi:
# apt-get install sshfs
Mount your main computer’s file system to the Pi:
# sshfs [email protected]:/ /mnt/
Clone the image from your main computer to the Pi’s EMMC:
# dd if=/mnt/path/to/Armbian_4.7-bpi-m3-sd-emmc.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=1M
Power down and remove the SD card to boot the Pi from the internal EMMC!
That’s it for a quick start