help on setting up debian (or ubuntu) on micro sd card
(08-07-2020, 10:27 AM)pine76 Wrote: Hi,

I am a new Pinebook Pro user, who is trying to find a way through setting up a productivity laptop. I tried the default Manjaro KDE Plasma but it does not meet my needs/workflow.

I bought a micro sd card, a samsung evo plus with 256gb of storage. I want to install debian (or ubuntu if debian is not possible). I was wondering if there is any available help or tutorials/videos I can use to achieve my goal?

I want to be able to boot from the micro sd card directly without having to go through the built in drive. I also want to leave Manjaro KDE as is. Would this be possible?

Any help or directions is appreciated as I have not done this before.

Hey, I am brand new too but think I can answer your question for you...

You simply locate the PBP compatible OS that you want to run. There is a list with download links here:

Download whatever you want to run - be sure to get the version for SDcards.

Then, simply use 'dd' command in linux, or Balena Etcher or your favorite software and burn the ISO to SD.

Insert the SC card in your PBP and reboot... I have had to reboot twice for SOME of the OSes (Like Ubuntu/Bionic Mate) but its pretty straightforward.

I hope this helps you; I found it extremely easy... simple get an ISO for the OS you want to run, and burn it to an SD card using Balena Etcher or similar.
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RE: help on setting up debian (or ubuntu) on micro sd card - by Paulie420 - 09-17-2020, 12:49 PM

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