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Author Schinagl, Olliver M., author

Title Getting started with Cubieboard : leverage the power of the ARM-based Cubieboard to create amazing projects / Olliver M. Schinagl
Published Birmingham, UK : Packt Publishing, 2014


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Community experience distilled
Community experience distilled.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers;; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Choosing the Right Board; Wading through the forest of available chips and boards; A short overview of chips; Choosing the right development board; Olimex; Cubietech; Lemaker; Itead and Olimex; Additional hardware; Serially interfacing with the board; Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter; The microSD adapter; The microSD card; Power supply; Summary; Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Hardware; Connecting a serial port; Booting up the preinstalled software; Summary
Chapter 3: Installing an Operating SystemBooting the Cubieboard; OS image installation background; Getting and preparing Fedora; Writing the OS image to the SD card; Writing the bootloader; Finishing the operating system installation; Precautionary measures for installing updates; Maintaining the OS and installing updates; Adding more software to the OS; Summary; Chapter 4: Manually Installing an Alternative Operating System; Prerequisites for this chapter; Preparing the destination medium; Formatting the newly created partitions; Creating a Debian or Ubuntu rootfs; Installing debootstrap
Running debootstrapConfiguring the base system; Configuring the networking; Making the destination medium bootable; The root user; Preparing the chroot command; Changing the root password; Creating a new super user; Exiting chroot; Adding the serial console; Adding the serial console to Debian; Adding the serial console to Ubuntu; Rebooting the new OS; Getting around the new OS via the command line; Introducing apt; Configuring apt; Keeping the OS up to date; Installing additional software; Finding packages; Installing the software package using apt-get
Installing the software package using taskselInstalling packages via metapackages; Summary; Chapter 5: Setting Up a Home Server; Prerequisites for the home server board; Accessing the server remotely; Interacting with services; Starting, stopping, restarting, or reloading a service; Adding or removing a service from the boot up; Running scheduled tasks automatically; Setting up a proxy server; Installing Squid; Setting up a caching proxy; Configuring a browser to use the proxy; Setting up a blocking proxy; Setting up a web server; Setting up a file server; Setting up a torrent server
Setting up a personal cloudSummary; Chapter 6: Updating the Bootloader and Kernel; Prerequisites for this chapter; The bootloader overview; U-boot-sunxi; Installing the bootloader; Completing the bootloader; Exploring the kernel; Variants of the SoC; Overview of the various kernels; Choosing a kernel; Installing the kernel; Installing the kernel modules; Summary; Chapter 7: Compiling the Bootloader and Kernel Using a BSP; Prerequisites; Installing a toolchain; Debian or Ubuntu; Fedora; Other distributions; Other required tools and packages; Obtaining and maintaining the BSP
Summary If you are anywhere from a beginner to an advanced user of ARM, who wishes to get into the rapidly advancing world of development boards, such as Cubieboard, this is the book for you. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, you will learn from this book as it teaches you in an easy-to-follow manner. No previous ARM experience is required
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from cover (Safari, viewed January 22, 2015)
Subject Cubieboard (Microcontroller) -- Programming
Microcontrollers -- Programming
Motherboards (Microcomputers)
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Microcontrollers -- Programming.
Motherboards (Microcomputers)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781783281589