IOT-GATE-IMX8PLUS and SBC-IOT-IMX8PLUS: Debian Linux: Preparing Live Media

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This article provides instructions needed to prepare Debian Linux Live media for IOT-GATE-IMX8PLUS / SBC-IOT-IMX8PLUS devices. The recommended installation procedure is using a host PC with a Debian-based operating system.

Downloading the OS image

It's referred to as further in the article.

Preparing the workstation

  • Obtain a Debian-based workstation with a free USB port.
  • Obtain a USB flash drive. Any commercially available USB flash drive of 4GB (or larger) may be used for the installation.
  • Plug the USB flash drive into the host PC. From now we assume the device name of the flash drive on your Linux PC is /dev/sdX.

Preparing Live Media

  • Flash the image file to the USB flash drive:
unzip -p /path/to/ | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=1M status=progress conv=fsync