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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Making the destination medium bootable

Unfortunately, as mentioned before, the SoC cannot boot from SATA drives or USB flash drives; it requires a helper component. In this book, a small microSD card is used for this purpose. As such, it will hold the bootloader, the kernel, and a little bit of configuration to glue it all together. In the previous chapter, the installation script used for the Fedora installation was done automatically. The kernel that will be installed onto the microSD card will, by default, continue loading the rootfs from the microSD card. This will obviously need to be adjusted so that the microSD card will boot the newly created medium. To do this, the boot partition needs to be mounted first, as shown in the following command: ...

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