Installing Lubuntu Desktop into a Cubieboard2 A20 with LiveSuit for Ubuntu

If you want to install in a fast way my same image, please, read this post.


Hi! I bought a new Cubieboard, the 2 version in this case and the process for install Lubuntu is a bit different from the tutorial for Cubieboard1 A10 that I wrote a few months ago.

FIRST: Install LiveSuit for Ubuntu (You can use a Live USB for this). Open a Terminal and run these commands:
  • We need this dependences:
sudo apt-get install dkms libaudio2

  • Download LiveSuit for 32bits:
wget http://dl.cubieboard.org/software/tools/livesuit/LiveSuitV306_For_Linux32.zip
  • Or download LiveSuit for 64 bits:
wget http://dl.cubieboard.org/software/tools/livesuit/LiveSuitV306_For_Linux64.zip

  • Make the installer executable:
unzip LiveSuitV306_For_Linux32.zip
cd LiveSuit_For_Linux32
chmod +x LiveSuit.run

  • Install LiveSuit:
sudo ./LiveSuit.run
  • Run LiveSuit:
cd /home/lubuntu/Bin/LiveSuit
sudo ./LiveSuit.sh

SECOND: Install Lubuntu Desktop into the NAND of the Cubieboard (don't install into a microSD, it'll be very slowly):
Download the image (You have more here):
wget http://dl.cubieboard.org/software/a20-cubieboard/lubuntu/cb-a20-lubuntu-12.10-v1.06/cb2-lubuntu-desktop-20131026/lubuntu-desktop-nand.img.gz
gunzip lubuntu-desktop-nand.img.gz


Select that lubuntu-desktop-nand.img file downloaded in LiveSuit.
Push button FEL (next to miniUSB interface) and don't release it. Plugin the Cubieboard to the computer with a miniUSB cable. Release the FEL button when the Cubieboard asks you about to format.
LiveSuit will ask you about to format, click on Yes.
Wait the progress
Unplug the cable.

Connect the CubieBoard to a monitor by HDMI.

Read How expand the NAND memory to 4GB in Cubieboard2 for Lubuntu or a prebuild image for install fast with a dd command.

Enjoy it :)

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