Debian GNU/Linux for the Odroid C1 SBC

Hi folks! I recently ordered an Odroid C1 single board computer. While it's still not being shipped, I might build a Debian GNU/Linux µsd-Card for it. Found a suitable script here: → tomuta/debian-mini-odroid-c1 on github


Script to build a minimal Debian sd card image. If you are looking for a minimal Debian image with read-only root file system, look → here.


On a Ubuntu system, make sure the following packages are installed:

sudo apt-get install build-essential wget git lzop u-boot-tools binfmt-support qemu
 qemu-user-static debootstrap parted

If you are running 64 bit Ubuntu, you might need to run the following commands to be able to launch the 32 bit toolchain:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 
libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1

Build the image:

Just use the make utility to build an sdcard.img. Be sure to run this with sudo, as root privileges are required to mount the image.
sudo make

This will install the toolchains, compile u-boot, the kernel, bootstrap Debian and create a 512mb sdcard.img file, which then can be transferred to a sd card (e.g. using dd):
sudo dd bs=1M if=sdcard.img of=/dev/YOUR_SD_CARD

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