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    recommended install image for Pinebook Pro?

    I recently picked up a Pinebook Pro. https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/

    The laptop comes with a Manjaro/Arch distro, and I'd prefer to run ubuntu on the system. Wondering if there's a recommended ("official") install image/ISO for lightweight arm systems like this. Also not sure what the install procedure would be for a laptop with USB ports, an SD card slot, and no external drives.

    Relevant hardware specs are:

    >uname -a
    Linux WhitePine 5.8.6-1-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP Thu Sep 3 22:01:08 CEST 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux

    >df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    dev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev
    run 1.9G 1.4M 1.9G 1% /run
    /dev/mmcblk2p2 58G 9.0G 46G 17% /
    tmpfs 1.9G 36M 1.9G 2% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 4.0M 0 4.0M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    tmpfs 1.9G 8.0M 1.9G 1% /tmp
    /dev/mmcblk2p1 214M 70M 144M 33% /boot
    tmpfs 380M 64K 380M 1% /run/user/1000

    cat /proc/meminfo
    MemTotal: 3886508 kB
    MemFree: 1560316 kB
    MemAvailable: 2298672 kB

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    ...
    processor : 5
    BogoMIPS : 48.00
    Features : fp asimd evtstrm aes pmull sha1 sha2 crc32 cpuid
    CPU implementer : 0x41
    CPU architecture: 8
    CPU variant : 0x0
    CPU part : 0xd08
    CPU revision : 2

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    Re: recommended install image for Pinebook Pro?

    That's specialized HW. Best to stick with distros you find on their support website.
    Other Pine64 OSes weren't generic either. Only expect distros created for the platform to make use of the hardware.

    Of course, if you are a developer, then you could build a custom ARM distro yourself.

    Google found this debian distro installer: https://github.com/daniel-thompson/p...bian-installer

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