In this video guide we show you how you can install & run Arbian Linux (either Debian or Ubuntu MATE distros) on your MXQ S805 box (other devices also supported).
This development was made possible by a very talented developer over on Freaktab who goes by the name Balbes150.
Please bear in mind that this is an ongoing development, nothing is final and nothing is totally stable, there may be some issues with display, sound, HDMI over-scan, video playback etc. We will keep you updated with all the latest news regarding it as it comes.
Files you will need:
Linux images from here
7Zip – available from here Win32 Disk Imager from here
CAUTION: FOLLOW THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS HAS BEEN TESTED ON OUR MXQ S805 BOXES. ALTHOUGH THIS WILL WORK ON OTHER DEVICES AS WELL WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG!
Hopefully this will get you up and running with a Linux desktop setup on your own hardware.
Original posts where this development was found on Freaktab here and on the Armbian forums here