Freescale i.MX53-based QuickStart support

Installing Oneiric

* Download the preinstalled desktop image from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/release/ubuntu-11.10-preinstalled-desktop-armel+mx5.img.gz

* Write it to a microSD card - the QuickStart board only boots from microSD

$ zcat ubuntu-11.10-preinstalled-desktop-armel+mx5.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M

* Insert your microSD card in the board, plug in the power cord and press the power-on button next to the microSD slot.


Connect a monitor via the VGA slot and USB mouse/keyboard using the USB ports.

To enable HDMI at 720p, edit /boot/boot.script and append

di0_primary video=mxcdi0fb:RGB24,1280x720M@60 hdmi gpu_nommu gpu_memory=64M 

to the end of the setenv bootargs line, then sudo update-initramfs -u and reboot. Experiment for 1080p.

Known issues

The installation is very slow, it can take an hour. Be patient.

The installer window may disappear due to a crash towards the end of the install but it should be left to work until it finishes removing of installer-only packages. NOT selecting automatic login when asked is a good workaround, as the system will log out to a lightdm greeter when installation and package removal is finished.

ARM/MX5/QuickStart (last edited 2012-03-05 11:16:32 by damian-frey)