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How to run the Banana Pi ~

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oliver  
Post Last Edited by oliver at 2014-4-10 09:24

Banana Pi Easy SD Card Setup
In order to enjoy your Banana Pi, you will need to install an Operating System (OS) onto an SD card. Instructions below will teach you how to write an OS image to your SD card under Windows and Linux.

Flashing the SD Card using Windows

Format the SD Card

1.        Insert the SD card into your SD card reader and check what drive letter it was assigned. You can easily see the drive letter (for example G: ) by looking in the left column of Windows Explorer. You can use the SD Card slot (if you have one) or a cheap Adapter in a USB slot.

2.        Download the SD Formatter from the website or our BBS.
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/eula_windows/

3.        Make sure the SD card you inserted matches the one selected by the Tool. In the "Options" menu, set "FORMAT TYPE" option to QUICK, "FORMAT SIZE ADJUSTMENT" option to "ON". Click the “Format” button.

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Using the Win32DiskImager program

1.        Download the system from the Banana Pi website or BBS,  
http://www.lemaker.org/index.php ... p;catid=9&id=38
it may be like this:

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2.        Extract the image file from the downloaded .tgz file, so you now have " lubuntu_pi_4GB.img" or " pi.8GB ".

3.        Download the Win32DiskImager utility (it is also a zip file).
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/Archive/

4.        Extract the executable from the zip file and run the Win32DiskImager utility; you may need to run the utility as Administrator! Right-click on the file, and select 'Run as Administrator'

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5.        Select the one of the image file you extracted above.

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6.        Click Write button. Wait patiently to successfully complete writing.

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7.        Exit the imager and eject the SD card.

8.        You are now ready to plug the card into your Banana Pi and start your system.









Flashing the SD Card using Linux

Using ImageWriter (graphical interface)
If you are using Ubuntu and hesitate to use the terminal, you can use the ImageWriter tool (nice graphical user interface) to write the .img file to the SD card.

1.        Download the system from the Banana Pi website or BBS.
http://www.lemaker.org/index.php ... p;catid=9&id=38

2.        Right click the tgz file and select "Extract here".

3.        Insert the SD card into your computer or connect the SD card reader with the SD card inside.

4.        Install the ImageWriter tool from the Ubuntu Software Center.

5.        Launch the ImageWriter tool (it needs your administrative password)

6.        Select the image file

7.        Select the target device to write the image.

8.        Click the "Write to device" button

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9.        Wait for the process to finish and then insert the SD card in the Banana Pi.


Using the Linux command line (graphical interface)

1.        Download the system from the Banana Pi website or BBS.
http://www.lemaker.org/index.php ... p;catid=9&id=38

2.        Extract the image.

3.        Run sudo fdisk –l command to check the SD card node.

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4.        Run sudo fdisk /dev/sdc command to delete all partition of SD card. Use d command to delete all partition of SD card and use n command to add one new partition. Use w command to save change.

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5.        Run sudo mkfs –t vfat /dev/sdc command to format the entire SD card as FAT.

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6.        Run sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/oliver/BananaPi_For_Cubieboard_v1.0/lubuntu_pi_4GB.img of=/dev/sdc command to write the image to the card.
7.        Wait patiently to successfully complete writing.

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8.        Remove SD card from card reader, insert it in the Raspberry Pi, and have fun.
Bijiabo  
Mark.

kangqf  
mark,嘿嘿

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onetty  
great job.

Raymond  
I think the images naming should be changed.  For example, the "BananaPi For Raspberrypi" sounds like the BananaPi image can run on Raspberrypi board.  But in fact, that is the image modified from Rasberrypi images fitting for BananaPi board.

Bijiabo  
Reply 6# Raymond


    I think so.

thanks

Post Last Edited by wenwencomsz at 2014-4-4 16:26

Reply 6# Raymond


    thanks for your suggestion

Bijiabo  
Why I can't run it after I pushed the PWR button? No LED light changed,and I can't find it's IP in router's list.

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