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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby Earth Eater » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:34 pm

alexxgg wrote:Hi everyone,

I've generated a multiboot image with the following OS's pre-installed:

    * Android 6.0.1 [2017-06-27]
    * Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS [2017-02-28] (Linux in the boot menu)
    * LibreELEC 8.0.2 [2017.05.26] (OpenELEC in the boot menu)
    * Lakka v2 [2017.04.24] (Linux#2 in the boot menu)
This multiboot image can be flashed on 16GB cards/modules and up. Download link: http://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/odroid-c2/

Note: this multiboot image will work on MicroSD cards and eMMC modules. I recommend eMMC modules.

Many thanks to: @loboris, @odroid, @dimitris_c, @barturblits and @luffyman for making this possible. If anyone find issues on this image, just let me know.
Wow Alex, great job! :)

But how do I get this image on an eMMC module? I have a micro SD card (USB) reader, but not an eMMC reader/adapter.

Would this be any good?:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/eMMC-15 ... 2009dcf836

Or might there be another way?

Thank you in advance! :)
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:44 pm

You can get an adapter from HardKernel. The one you've seen on AliExpress will not work. You'd need to solder the emmc to that board.

If you can't get one and you have an XU3/4, you can boot from SD card (with the boot switch) and with the eMMC plugged in. Then you can flash the image to the emmc with DD directly on the ODROID.

If you only have a C series, and you can boot from your eMMC, there was a guide to flash it - but it works only one time, wiping the original OS and writing the image. The risk is - if for some reason it doesn't boot, you can't reuse the same method, because the board will not boot. Search the forum for that post if you really need it.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby radudorurus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:46 pm

That adapter is not for the odroid emmc. It is for the raw chip of emmc.
You need to get one from the Odroid distributors.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby Earth Eater » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Hey guys,

Thanks for the quick reply! Is it this one?:
http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... 5415955758

Only problem is I have to pay $16 postage costs for a $1.50 adapter... (total $17.50)
Also, the way the eMMC module is attached to the micro SD card I won't be able to use my USB adapter. So I would also have to get another micro SD USB adapter.

And wouldn't this one be the same?:
https://ameridroid.com/products/emmc-adapter

Then I would pay $19.39 including a (the) Transcend USB3 to micro SD adapter [0106-NE].
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby radudorurus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:31 pm

Earth Eater wrote:Hey guys,

Thanks for the quick reply! Is it this one?:
http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... 5415955758

Only problem is I have to pay $16 postage costs for a $1.50 adapter... (total $17.50)
Also, the way the eMMC module is attached to the micro SD card I won't be able to use my USB adapter. So I would also have to get another micro SD USB adapter.

And wouldn't this one be the same?:
https://ameridroid.com/products/emmc-adapter

Then I would pay $19.39 including a (the) Transcend USB3 to micro SD adapter [0106-NE].

Think about what else would you like to buy (power adapter, RTC, case, wifi usb, other stuff for your Odroid SBC) and place the order including the emmc adapter you need.
$15 shipping is too much for just the adapter you wish.

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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby Earth Eater » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:31 am

I already have an ODROID C2, 16GB eMMC module, power adapter, case, LCD display etc
So I don't really need any more stuff.

But is that one from ameridroid not good?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:53 am

The ameridroid one is the same HK sells, so it's fine
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby Earth Eater » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:58 am

mad_ady wrote:The ameridroid one is the same HK sells, so it's fine
ah thanks mad_ady! :)
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby shepo » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:51 am

is this image easy to update libreelec to 8.1.1 and lakka to 2.1rc4
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby oldchap » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Has loboris given up on multiboot. Havent seen him since jan 19 page 2
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mvrk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:31 pm

As anyone got DEFAULT_OS to work?

I set i to 3, but still boots the 1st one :(

setenv DEFAULT_OS "3"
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby BrozikCZ » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 am

It's needed edit the script for your version of Odroid: https://github.com/crazyquark/Odroid_Mu ... 361f9bef47
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mvrk » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:14 am

BrozikCZ wrote:It's needed edit the script for your version of Odroid: https://github.com/crazyquark/Odroid_Mu ... 361f9bef47


Thanks.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby endera » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:33 am

big thnks.... c2
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 am

You don't need to build it. Just install OpenGapps
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby minca » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:30 am

Hi,

thx for this Tool.

I'm new here and I'd like to upgrade my xu4 (ubuntu OS, do-release-upgrade seams to not work), but I've lost the emmc adapter.

So I wanna try this, not sure if it's correct:
- install this img to SD card/USB ?!
- and switch boot from SD card on Odroid.


When I've tryed it under Windows it creares just 250MB USB (rest is unallocated)
Will there be a option to set as target dir the emmc?

Can someone help me with it ?

thx
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:32 am

The multiboot installer lets you choose the target. You can flash the installer on sdcard, boot from sd and use the onscreen wizard to write the images to emmc (without the need for a reader).
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby endera » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 pm

mad_ady wrote:You don't need to build it. Just install OpenGapps


it can not be installed on this system...

how will you be set up step by step

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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby minca » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:45 pm

mad_ady wrote:The multiboot installer lets you choose the target. You can flash the installer on sdcard, boot from sd and use the onscreen wizard to write the images to emmc (without the need for a reader).


ok and where should I store the "ubuntu-16.04.3-4.9-mate-odroid-xu4-20170824.img.xz" ? as tht SD will shrink to 250MB ?
this point is not clear to me
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:53 pm

I haven't run the multiboot installer, but the instructions say to place the images on the first partition of a USB drive. Make sure to rename them so that the installer can find them.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby minca » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:38 pm

I've just tested it and according these steps I'm not able to run it:

1. the 5GB linux.img cant be added to the Multiboot SDcard as the Sieze is low (250MB), I've tryed to allocate the rest of the SDcard and copyed the image threre

2. I've also tryed to copy the image to separate 64GB USB Key (NTFS)


in both cases I've received:

Error copying multiboot files

Press E to exit...


Also on start there an info:

!No Multiboot card detected


any suggestion?

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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby endera » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:50 pm

mad_ady wrote:I haven't run the multiboot installer, but the instructions say to place the images on the first partition of a USB drive. Make sure to rename them so that the installer can find them.


how?
step by step (Gapps install)
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Sorry Guys, I haven't tried the Multiboot/Universal Installer hands on, so I can't help you with these details. I've only used an older version. Perhaps other users who have played with it will pitch in.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby endera » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:22 pm

mad_ady wrote:Sorry Guys, I haven't tried the Multiboot/Universal Installer hands on, so I can't help you with these details. I've only used an older version. Perhaps other users who have played with it will pitch in.


ok. wait...
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby minca » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:36 am

so my eMMc seams to be dead now..HELP!!!

when i try to boot from eMMC the Odroid won't even start, only the red light is up.

I'm able to boot from SD card but not from the eMMc..

When I was flashing the Tool to the eMMc from my PC, the chip on the eMMc was pretty hot after a while...

anyone had the same issue?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby mad_ady » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:59 am

I've experienced a very hot (you could barely touch it) emmc immediatelly after plugging it in. I couldn't recover it. I assume it was damaged by static electricity when I touched it. It was 32GB and one year old
Try using the reader and see if dmesg sees anything when it's plugged
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby odroid » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 am

@minca
I've given you a solution on your thread.
viewtopic.php?f=93&t=28614
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby endera » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:11 pm

big thnks.... c2
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby crazyquark » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:08 pm

BrozikCZ wrote:It's needed edit the script for your version of Odroid: https://github.com/crazyquark/Odroid_Mu ... 361f9bef47


Huh, that's me :)
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby crazyquark » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:11 pm

I have a question about the premade image:
Can we specify the size of the Lakka partition?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby onetwo » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:48 am

How do we go about updating an OS in this multiboot image? I downloaded and flashed my microSD card with the latest multiboot (Android 6.0.1, Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2, LibreELEC 8.0.2 and Lakka v2) and it works great. Then I tried to updated LibreElec using the auto updater in the LibreElec menus and it overwrote the boot.ini so I no longer get the multiboot menu. On top of that, most of my shares in LibreElec have now stopped working.... The update for LibreElec seemed to go fine, but now on boot, I get an error: FAILED to start setup user config dir

Long story short, how do we update LibreElec in this multiboot environment (manually, or otherwise)?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby bardem » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:40 am

This is my inaugural post on this forum. Hello everyone!

I'm a complete Linux noob, but I've been having some success with messing around with this board since I got it last week.

I'm trying to dualboot into Android 7.1 and the Gamestation Turbo OS. I flashed the multiboot img for my XU4 onto an SD card, and loaded the correctly named OS installers onto a USB drive. I'll be installing to a currently blank 64 GB EMMC card, and plan to use the SD card as storage that both OS's can work from.

When I boot from the SD card, however, I get the green icons on top, then just a message in blue text that says something like "Booted from: SD" and nothing else, no menu, just black. I reflashed the card (using Windows and Etcher), but sadly get the same result. I'm flashing v 2.1, as I can't seem to find a premade 2.2 img and I'm nowhere near ready to build one out on my own.

I tried to read through these posts pretty thoroughly, but I didn't see anyone else having this problem. Looks like people are doing just fine with their C2 boards, though.

Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

Edit: Second question, if I ever get this working. Since I plan on using bluetooth devices exclusively to control the device (and I can't, therefore, make any selections during the boot menu), I plan on having the XU4 always boot into Linux natively. Is there a way to boot into the Android partition with a terminal command from the Linux partition? And vice versa?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby Scigor » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:11 am

Hey guys, I'm new here!
Just a quick question: it is possible use Multiboot to install on HDD or SDD, instead of SDcard?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby bardem » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:19 am

Alright, figured out most of the problems I was having (I was only seeing the upper two lines in the boot menu because my monitor was upscaling the signal).

I've successfully flashed my eMMC card with the provided XU4 image using the dd command (I've even tried the v 2.2 build), but when I boot to it, I only get a solid blue light and nothing happens. Any tips? Am I doing something stupid? When I write the image to an SD card, however, I have no problems at all, but the installer can't find my eMMC so I can't install to it. I'm thinking I might need to edit the boot.ini file, but I don't know where to start.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:00 am

i dont quite understand the read me file so sorry.

What are correct commands to run an automated install? DO i download he files and and unzip where?

I also want to try the self install but I dont really understand where to run the command.

Can anyone help me get started?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:07 am

Can I get help on this please?

I tried creating the microSD and the it worked fine without errors.

But I get this error on boot.

"No Multiboot card detected"

I have loaded in a eXFAT USB thumb-drive the android, linux and librelec (not tar files for download, but I have the img.gz which i unpacked) images and renamed them according to the guide but I cant seem to load them.

I tried pressing "I" to prepare the card during the boot and it also doesn't work.

What am I missing? Help please.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby bardem » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:15 am

darellsison wrote:Can I get help on this please?

I tried creating the microSD and the it worked fine without errors.

But I get this error on boot.

"No Multiboot card detected"

I have loaded in a eXFAT USB thumb-drive the android, linux and librelec (not tar files for download, but I have the img.gz which i unpacked) images and renamed them according to the guide but I cant seem to load them.

I tried pressing "I" to prepare the card during the boot and it also doesn't work.

What am I missing? Help please.


ExFAT would be your problem. Reformat the thumb drive to NTFS and give that a shot.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:19 am

Thanks I will certainly try this when I am back home. Btw is there a way to add ArchLinux? The installer on the site is not in the img format ( http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM ... est.tar.gz) how will I rename the file?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:26 pm

Nope, I formatted my USB (ntfs) stick with the renamed files and still "No Multiboot card detected"

I also have never gotten the prepare card selection to work.

Any help please?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:13 am

Guys any help please?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby dante6913 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:41 pm

darellsison wrote:Guys any help please?

Try it with another sd card. I have the same issue with a sandisk card, but works fine with a philips card. Don't ask me why!
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby nakotic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:15 pm

hey guys, I am new in this section und plan to buy a XU4, primarily for gaming console emulation. I have used RecalBox/Batocera on my Pi3 for a while but want to upgrade my system by the xu4.
At least I have found this forum thread to ask my question whether there is a working solution for Batocera Multiboot on XU4 yet?.
Batocera includes KODI, so I just would like to add an additional OS like Android and/or some kind of Debian/Ubuntu.
Is there any chance to get a push-button solution or at least an easy way? No Lakka/Retropie please, I prefer Batocera or Recalbox. Thanks mates :)
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby darellsison » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:49 am

No update on this thread? I wnet back to using individual micro sd cards. Sadly this should be setup similar to RPI3 Noobs.
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby dante6913 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:28 am

This air mouse works at the multiboot menu https://www.gearbest.com/mice-keyboards ... tml?wid=21.
I just like to say I don't work for them, just trying to help anyone that wants to select a Os at the multiboot menu
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby nakotic » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Pi-Druid wrote:Hi everybody,

Let me begin by thank you for your solutions (especially loboris for the universal installer and luffyman for his summary and all tries).

Since some days (thank's to the vacations \o/ ), I try to create a mediacenter with my new Odroid C2 (to replace my RPi3) with more features.

Here is what I want to make :
Multiboot system with Linux (jessie), Kodi (libreElec) and Batocera (Recalbox)

I don't know why but I have many difficulties with Batocera installation.
I make this detailled reply in order to explain the situation and find out a solution (I will update this when success)


Hey my friend, did you have success? I would love to run the same setup, but with my XU4. Did you manage getting Batocera running well?
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Re: Multiboot&Universal Installer for Odroid C1, C2 and XU3/

Unread postby radudorurus » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Hello.
I own a C2 and played with it a little.
I tried to have multiboot. Doing myself the process is a complex operation. I used an image file with 4 OSes.
I got frustrated because I ended up wasting half of the microSD card (16GB of 32) not being able to extend the partitions.

These days I had my first contact with a RPi3.
That NOOBS loader is a great tool. You can install multiple operating systems just clicking with the mouse.

It would be nice to have such a tool for Odroid devices.
This is just an idea:
- in the first step just select the device (C1,C2, XU3, XU4, etc.) if it is not be possible to detect automatically.
- second step choose which operating systems to install (officially just 2 but libreelec and lakka may also be added)

I know the NOOB os instalation images are retrieved from internet.
The idea I propose for such an Odroid multiboot installer is to have also the possibility to choose the image source (online, other local usb drive, network drive).

I think a fully customizable multiboot installer menu with GUI wouldn't be difficult to be done.
I imagine an editable ini file in which are specified the menu entries. Every entry has to be linked to a local image file (generic/particular name + description/version), url to the online repo or local network drive.

Odroid multiboot installer should use the ini file in its GUI. Just boot the installer, choose which OS'es you wish to install and hit Proceed button.

Some additional info about each image may be needed in order to calculate the needed disk space to prevent incomplete operation due to disk space underrun.

I do not have knowledge about linux (I always google for tutorials or command line hints) but I bet there are enough fans to do this OdroidNoobs.

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