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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Booting up the preinstalled software

When a Cubieboard is first powered up, a few things happen. First, the SoC checks various devices to see whether it can boot from them. If available, the onboard NAND flash is very likely to be preprogrammed by the manufacturer. Booting up the Cubieboard using whatever is preinstalled does serve a purpose. It allows you to check whether the Cubieboard is functioning properly.

If the Cubieboard doesn't have a preinstalled operating system or a NAND flash, a specially prepared microSD card can be used. It should yield similar results because the microSD card is actually the first device that the SoC tries to boot. It can be very useful to have one around. The following chapters will give you an idea about how ...

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