TUTORIAL (S905/S905X/S912): How to install Armbian Linux

Hi everyone

 

Your Amlogic device is capable of some pretty cool things, one of those is running a full Linux desktop operating system.

Huge shout out to Balbes150 over on Freaktab for this truly epic development. This development allows you to run a number of different Linux distributions such as Ubuntu Mate, Armbian, debian and a number of their accompanying servers

Please follow this tutorial very carefully, the steps required are a little more complex than our other videos. Pay particular attention to the parts that involve DTB files and the ‘First Start’ file.

Balbes150 is a developer over on the popular Freaktab and Armbian forums and has released a number of improvements for this port of Linux for Amlogic devices over the last year.


Files you will need:

Linux image files from here

Win32 Disk Imager from here

7zip 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!



This is one of our more complex tutorials. I am hoping most can follow this without to many issues. Remember there are many different DTB files available so please be patient when trying each one out to allow Linux to boot on your Amlogic S905, S905 or S912 TV box.

 

Let us know how you get on.

Thanks

 

Matthew

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