wanted to have a ownCloud-server at home to make sure nobody can read it. I had a Raspberry Pi already, but when I installed it it was to slow for me, so I wanted another solution that was also low on energy-usage. So after a search I found the PcDuino. I ordered the PcDuino V1. This is a small (twice a Pi) system with:
- 1 Ghz single-core CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 2 GB Flash
- 2x USB
As I understood from the site it is a system with Ubuntu, so easily transferable to a small, debian-based server for only 68 euro with casing. There is even a version with WIFI.
When I booted the system I found out it ran Arch Linux in stead of Ubuntu. So I installed Ubuntu from the image they provide on their website. To install you need a USB-stick (>1GB), a micro-SD-card and 3 files from their website. These are the newest kernel-image, Ubuntu-image and update.sh-script which can all be downloaded from the download-page. There are 2 options for the kernel-image. As I don’t have any micro-SD-ports on my other machines I used the kernel-image for Win32DiskImager/dd. In the following part I describe the steps to install the image.
- Boot the PcDuino
- Copy the 3 downloaded files to the root of the USB-stick
- Put the USB-stick and Micro-SD-card in the PcDuino
- Go to the terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1
- Login with username root and password root
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