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In this instructable, I will explain how to install Linux Linaro-alip on Qualcomm DragonBoard 710C board.

To run this tutorial you'll need:

  • Qualcomm DragonBoard 710C Board.
  • Compatible Power Supply for the board.
  • Mini USB Cable to connect board to PC.
  • PC with Linux Ubuntu 16.04 (I used this distribution in this tutorial).
  • USB Mouse and Keyboard.
  • Monitor with HDMI Interface

Step 1: Flash Bootloader on E-MMC - 1

Let start from the beginning. Connect one mini SD Memory to the board. I used one with 8GB.

Select 0-0-0-0 in the selection keys as displayed in the image.

Step 2: Flash Bootloader on E-MMC - 2

Press S4 Key and connect the power supply with S4 pressed.

Step 3: Flash Bootloader on E-MMC - 3

Connect the board to PC using USB.

Download file dragonboard410c_bootloader_emmc_linux-72.zip

https://goo.gl/UXDsY8

It was downloaded to the folder

~/Downloads/

Extract the zip file and go to inside this folder.

cd ~/Downloads/dragonboard410c_bootloader_emmc_linux-72/ 

Step 4: Run Fastboot

Run fastboot


sudo fastboot devices
98ea2d20 fastboot

Run flashall

sudo ./flashall

Step 5: Flashing Linaro With IDE X11 in Qualcomm Snapdragon 710C

Download Linaro boot file.

https://goo.gl/NSJGMk

Download Linaro Alip with X interface.

https://goo.gl/fzmmhd


cd ~/Downloads/

Uncompress both files at the same folder


sudo fastboot

sudo fastboot flash boot boot-linaro-jessie-qcom-snapdragon-arm64-20161006-144.img

sudo fastboot flash rootfs linaro-jessie-alip-qcom-snapdragon-arm64-20161006-144.img

Step 6: Run Linaro

Disconnect all cables. To boot Linaro and chek if the IDE is working, plug a USB keyboard, a USB Mouse and HDMI Monitor.

Connect the power supply.

It will boot linaro and enter in the IDE.

For login, use:

username: linaro

password: linaro.

Step 7: Configure and Update Linaro

Configure Wi-Fi settings.


Open LXterminal.

With uname -a command, you will check the current version:


uname -a 


Linux linaro-alip 4.4.23-linaro-lt-qcom 

To upgrade linaro, use apt-get:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Your DragonBorad is running Linaro and updated!

<p>Thanks for sharing :)</p>

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Bio: ​M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in Rochester Institute of Technology at USA and CMO of Embarcados.
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