To install Debian to a SATA drive, the destination drive will need some preparation. It needs to be partitioned and formatted.
Assuming the Cubieboard is booted up using the Fedora image created earlier and has either a SATA drive, USB flash drive, or a microSD card with a USB adapter connected, it is time to start
fdisk on the destination medium, which is assumed to be
/dev/sda. Please make sure that the correct device node is used; otherwise, the following actions will destroy anything present on the medium.
The most common tool of choice to partition a device is
fdisk has a few parameters, starting it with a device node will start
fdisk in an interactive mode where a disk can be prepared. Root access ...