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HCL:Cubietruck

tagline: From openSUSE

The Cubietruck is the third generation of Cubieboard, based on the Allwinner A20 SoC, like the Cubieboard2.

Technical Data

  • Allwinner A20 SoC
    • Dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
    • Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM @ 480 MHz
  • 8 GB NAND
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • 2 USB host, 1 mini USB OTG
  • 1 µSD
  • HDMI, VGA
  • SPDIF, audio out
  • IR
  • GPIO headers
  • SATA

Installing the openSUSE Tumbleweed image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Tumbleweed
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image X11 image
    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.
  2. 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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


First Boot and Login

On first boot, the partition table and root filesystem will be resized to utilise the full capacity of the SD-card.
If connected to a network, the system will request an IP address via DHCP, and start a secure shell server.
Once booted, login is possible via serial console or ssh using the following defaults:

Username: root
Password: linux