First hours with the UP board, an Atom computer with a raspberry pi form factor.
A Desktop distro, based on Debian 8 Jessie.
Debian 8 Jessie NetInstall
Standard Debian distro, with no support for the eMMC. Only works with an external HHD. 🙁
Ubuntu 14.04 Server (Chosen)
It has drivers support by PPA.
Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installation
I don’t know if the newest version 16.04 LTS is working, on the official guide they recommend the 14.04. After the installation we need to install the drivers for the specific UP hardware via PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubilinux/up
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-upboard
After installation reboot the system.
The UP board will act as a server, so the network configuration must be static to open ports. Edit /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface p4p1 inet static
dns-nameservers 18.104.22.168 #Google
Reboot and disconnect the HDMI cable.
Java 8 installation
Ubuntu has any Java version installed, which is great to do a clean installation. This step is easy with the PPA installation by WebUpd8.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
Check that the installation was ok with “java -version”, the output should be (or something similar):
java version "1.8.0_91"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)
The JAVA_HOME should be configured by the oracle-java8-installer packet.
gcc, make and other support to program arm-based microcontrollers
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-none-eabi
sudo apt-get install openocd
git is not included by default
- The screen never reacts after turns black
- Some USB devices require a reboot to work properly