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Successfully running Debian 8.3 6 years 1 month ago #625

I tried both Ubuntu and Lubuntu with no success. As suggested by others, Debian did the trick. I now can boot into the Debian desktop very quickly with no crash or freeze. I can play videos on youtube via Iceweasal. Here are links to the only files I needed:

debian-8.3.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso:
ftp://debian.cites.illinois.edu/pub/debi....3.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso

Win32 Disk Imager:
sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

Now I just have to figure out what to use this thing for.
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Successfully running Debian 8.3 6 years 1 month ago #627

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Thanks for sharing!
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Successfully running Debian 8.3 6 years 1 month ago #660

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@support@vistacourt Tell me, did you completely wipe the eMMC clean? How did you partition and did you use LVM or just plain partitions? I'm looking to install Debian 8.3 as well and with little experience in SBC's, I'm not sure if it is a safe operation to completely wipe all partitions from the eMMC.

Really I would like to install /boot to eMMC and then chainload from that to the TF card.
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During the installation, you will be guided to handle the partitions by installer, do whatever you want, clean, lvm, custom partition,etc.
BTW, the TF card is only for storage, can not be used for booting system.
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Thank you for making that clear - I wasn't sure if the other/EFI partitions were required by the BIOS for booting purposes but now that I know they are not necessary, then I will wipe them all away and start with a blank eMMC.

I was aware that booting from TF was not supported and that it was only for use as a data partition, but I was hoping that "boot" meant that the board was only capable of beginning the sequence from the eMMC (and that once it was successful, it could start accessing the TF card for chainloading into another system/partition). My main reason for attempting this is purely to reduce the wear level on the onboard eMMC (I would much prefer to wear out a replaceable card than the onboard one).

I will try it anyway to experiment and if I can get it to work reliably, then I will post the results here, even though it may not be officially supported.
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Successfully running Debian 8.3 6 years 1 month ago #664

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We are considering to support booting from TF card in later version of jaguarboard, but it is not possible for current version.
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