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Hi everybody,

I created an image containing Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop available here: https://github.com/IOOI-SqAR/odroid/rel ... 308.img.xz md5sum: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/IOOI- ... .xz.md5sum

The image is suitable for 128GB microSDXC-cards (119 GiBiByte or exacly 127865454592 Bytes), I used a SanDisk Ultra R100 microSDXC 128GB Kit, UHS-I U1, A1, Class 10 (SDSQUAR-128G-GN6MA), which has exactly this size — hence the size of the .img.

If you don't have an microSDXC card of this size (it costs just 23 Euros here, so come on!) or you just don't trust me, the instruction are here:
https://github.com/IOOI-SqAR/odroid.

Have fun and please report back if the image works on the U3 or the X2.

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thank you for this image however i`ve never seen a 1.4gb image flash out to 128 gb is it mostly free space/unused space because of the drive capacity and so on...

however a 128 gb sd is going to cost me 50$ where i am so not so cheap i am almost trending towards a emmc considering the price difference..but still very awesome
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phaseshifter wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:54 am
thank you for this image however i`ve never seen a 1.4gb image flash out to 128 gb is it mostly free space/unused space because of the drive capacity and so on...

however a 128 gb sd is going to cost me 50$ where i am so not so cheap i am almost trending towards a emmc considering the price difference..but still very awesome
Sorry, I had no smaller SD card lying around … but you could follow my instructions that I posted here: https://github.com/IOOI-SqAR/odroid, it's really not that difficult to do it yourself.

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Does Kodi run smooth?

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zittergie wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:41 am
Does Kodi run smooth?
I just installed it, it runs but I have no media to test if it is "smooth". Mouse stutters a bit …

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Hi,

Many thanks for the great news, but I'd like to continue using eMMC modules.
Is it possible to make it work with eMMC modules too…?

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I've downloaded and installed the image.
It loads ok but I cannot login as odroid because I don't have the right password. I've tried "odroid" lower case, upper case and leading capital.
Can you help please?

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loxleybottom wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:12 am
I've downloaded and installed the image.
It loads ok but I cannot login as odroid because I don't have the right password. I've tried "odroid" lower case, upper case and leading capital.
Can you help please?
the password for the user "odroid" is "ubuntu1804" as described here: https://github.com/IOOI-SqAR/odroid

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Thank you
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cam you pls make a 32 gb image or even a standard image flash size..i cannot afford a 128 gig card...
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phaseshifter wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:57 am
cam you pls make a 32 gb image or even a standard image flash size..i cannot afford a 128 gig card...
Hey phaseshifter,

sorry, at the moment I can't. firstly because I don't have a small enough SD-Card at hand and secondly because my odroid now has a "job" at the company where I work, so I can not take it offline to create another image …

but you can create such an image yourself, it is really not that complicated, the instructions are here: https://github.com/IOOI-SqAR/odroid , scroll to "How I did this" and follow step by step.

best regards,

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ok thank`s i will give it a try when i can .... @IOOI
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what i did was install the zip image from the how to notes..flashed it ran it...
then took the sd to my linux box resized the rootfs ...i used gparted....
then progressed to up grade to 18-04 from the upgrade notes further down the page
now i am just waiting for the mate desktop to finish installing and now i will see if ..no it did not ..i`ll have to look at the boot ini file..hmm...

looked at the boot file seems it`s auto-detect at scratch from what i can figure...any way i forced the first 1920x1080 line i got the gui...
the google gui is out of wack somewhat the cursor is an issue....using firefox....


...oh also i used .."root" as login and.."odroid" as password...guess i need to create a user account..i created a user now the desktop looks normal...has all the icon`s on it

hmm have to play some more hope this was of use to other op`s......phase...
next up i`ll zap an emmc and give that a go....
got to find my U-2 board..i use it to zapp emmc`s for my U-3...phase

i cannot get it to boot via emmc...something in the u-boot it`s self is set for sd-card select only from what i can see..phase,..
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If you need it, you have reduced the big image with 128GB to 4,38GB. I did it with PiShrink.
URL-PiShrink: https://linuxundich.de/raspberry-pi/pis ... pi-images/
URL-Image: https://mega.nz/#!DwVFmSrb!Tf-IGDRUfRur ... AS3zlyhqqo
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@Lafarik did you get your image to work with emmc...???
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Today I installed the image on my U3.
It pretty much works, but I have no sound over the HDMI port and it hangs on reboot.
Anyone with solution on these issues?

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@3dfx use the onboard audio jack ...i have sound via this.....i adjusted the audio settings

and mine reboots fine via a terminal....

if you follow my guide with the other help from this thread you should have the same outcome as i have

i dont see any hdmi settings in sound but from mem the onboard sound jack has a built in dac..
https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/prod ... 98090.html

my u-series boards all supplied by @ameridroid

via my audio system sounds great streaming tunes..some will play some wont ...the 32 bit limitation..etc..etc...
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i do have a firefox issue though the cursor is out of place ...um its one line under the search bars..etc.etc...

streaming tunes now for an hour....

if the fan can be adjusted with 18.04 could any one give me some code and the u-3 over clock for 18.04 do i use the same code .as i did for 16.04 ..???

sozz i`m a bit rusty....etc..etc..phase..
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Thank you @phaseshifter for the feedback!
Unfortunately my setup is too integrated - hdmi cable being preinstalled in the wall and no options to run a new cable... Will have to switch back to 16.04...
I guess it's just time to order a new Odroid H2, when it becomes available again...

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I would prefer to run this off my emmc module. Is there an 18.04 image available for emmc on the U3?

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I managed to get this installed on my Odroid U3 booting from a 64GB micro SD card following the instructions you provided. I am only running the server because I do not need a desktop interface. Thank you!
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nauxk wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:47 am
I managed to get this installed on my Odroid U3 booting from a 64GB micro SD card following the instructions you provided. I am only running the server because I do not need a desktop interface. Thank you!
following the instructions and adopting the things learned to the own needs is what I like here very much!

Kind regards,

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Hi!
After hard work I can run from emmc slot.

0. Burn an emmc memory with ubuntu image (you can use any one suggested above). I used emmc reader from Hardkernel to flash it (emmc to microSD adapter).
1. Boot using emmc reader in microSD slot. It works!
If it doesn't work, tried it before: viewtopic.php?t=969.

when i tried to boot directly from the emmc slot, the boot does not start. To resolve this, follow the steps below:

I followed the steps here: https://angband.pl/doc/u2.txt
2. apt install u-boot-exynos
3. wget http://odroid.in/guides/ubuntu-lfs/boot.tar.gz
4.Replace u-boot.bin from that tarball with /usr/lib/u-boot/odroid/u-boot.bin, the other pieces are ok.

5. Edit sd_fusing.sh, change sector numbers to those listed in
/usr/share/doc/u-boot-exynos/README.odroid.gz :
.----
signed_bl1_position=0
bl2_position=30
uboot_position=62
tzsw_position=2110
`----

I compressed my files and uploaded. Maybe it will help you. This is the link to download: https://mega.nz/file/aE5ilYQa#i9cskeNa9 ... NdVcqC-n20
Just download boot.zip, unzip and execute step 6 and 7. This file has u-boot.bin updated and sd_fusing.sh to fix the boot.

6. echo 0 > /sys/block/mmcblk0boot0/force_ro
7. ./sd_fusing.sh /dev/mmcblk0boot0
8. poweroff
9. put emmc memory in the slot emmc! No more sd adapter will be necessary!
reboot and pray!

If it works you can update to Ubuntu 20.04! Here is working now!

Good luck!
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