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The CubieBoard is a small Allwinner A10 based device. It has a very competitive price point and is therefore similar to the Raspberry Pi, however a lot more powerfu.
- 1GHz ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 256KB L2 cache
- Mali400, OpenGL ES GPU
- 1GB DDR3 @480MHz
- HDMI 1080p Output
- 10/100M Ethernet
- 4Gb Nand Flash
- 2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 ir
- 96 extend pin including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP..
Installing the openSUSE 12.3 Image
The openSUSE image currently uses a Linux 3.4 based downstream kernel. There is work in progress to have patches in vanilla tree, and once we have an image based we'll switch to that one.
- Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/12.3:/Contrib:/sunxi/images/ and choose between:
- JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-JeOS-cubieboard-*.raw.xz or
- XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-XFCE-cubieboard-*.raw.xz
- As root extract the image onto your SD-Card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING: all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
- Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your CubieBoard.
- Connect the CubieBoard to your PC via serial port.
- Connect the CubieBoard to your monitor via DVI or HDMI. (optional)
- Power on the CubieBoard.
- Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
- Have a lot of fun...