OS Installation Guide

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Here are the minimum requirements of each operating system.

  • Ubuntu Mate: At least 8 GB is recommended.
  • Ubuntu Minimal: At least 4 GB is recommended.
  • Android: At least 8 GB is recommended.

To insert a memory card into your computer, you need a memory card reader to work with that.

You can purchase OS preinstalled eMMC / microSD cards from https://www.hardkernel.com/product-category/memories/.

When you choose a memory card, please keep in mind that you should check the product name carefully to choose a proper memory card for your board.

  • eMMC is recommended to you when you want to experience much faster computing comes with robust stability.

We're providing Ubuntu Mate as well as Android for each ODROID board.

Ubuntu Mate is one of the most famous Linux distribution provides a graphical desktop environment. It is lightweight, fast, and customizable at your taste. If you want to get more information, please visit Ubuntu Mate websites: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

Ubuntu Minimal is for those who want to use the board as a headless server like a NAS, a website hosting server or a media player, even a simple classic game emulator. Or, it could be a remote build machine too.

Android is the most popular mobile platform in the world. You can use Android to get the easy interface for any of diverse use.

Downloads

ODROID-N2

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.3 desktop image.
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Ubuntu Minimal 18.04.3 image.
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Android Pie (9.0.0) image.
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We're also providing the other useful third-party images for use as a media server, a game station, or a network-attached server.

And the other Linux distributions are also provided. These powerful images are from our partners or our customer.

All of these images are listed here: Third-party images.

ODROID-XU4

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 desktop image.
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Ubuntu Minimal 18.04.1 image.
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Android KitKat (4.4.4) image.

For eMMC card.
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For microSD card.
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We're also providing the other useful third-party images for use as a media server, a game station, or a network-attached server.

And the other Linux distributions are also provided. These powerful images are from our partners or our customer.

All of these images are listed here: Third-party images.

ODROID-C1

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.3 desktop image.
KR US East US West EU

Ubuntu Minimal 18.04.3 image.
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Android KitKat (4.4.4) image.
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We're also providing the other useful third-party images for use as a media server, a game station, or a network-attached server.

And the other Linux distributions are also provided. These powerful images are from our partners or our customer.

All of these images are listed here: Third-party images.

ODROID-C2

Ubuntu MATE 18.04.3 desktop image.
KR US East US West EU

Ubuntu Minimal 18.04.3 image.
KR US East US West EU


Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) image.
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We're also providing the other useful third-party images for use as a media server, a game station, or a network-attached server.

And the other Linux distributions are also provided. These powerful images are from our partners or our customer.

All of these images are listed here: Third-party images.

  • Ubuntu MATE user/passwd: odroid/odroid, root/odroid
  • Ubuntu Minimal user/passwd: root/odroid

Download Etcher

You can easily flash an image to your memory card using Etcher.

Download Etcher here: https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Insert a memory card

Insert a memory card into your computer. You may use a proper memory card reader.

If you are using an eMMC card, insert the eMMC card as shown below.

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Flash the image

  1. Open Etcher.
  2. Select the downloaded OS image.
  3. Select the inserted memory card. (Normally, the memory card is detected automatically.)
  4. Click Flash!