Installing Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04.4 LTS (with Intel Alder Lake)

The following procedures will walk you through the steps for installing Ubuntu Desktop on your target device.

Note: As the current version of this module does not include eMMC storage, you must connect the hard drive. Therefore, you need to flash the image from a bootable USB stick to a hard drive.

Windows Host

  1. To start, download the Ubuntu image from here (make sure to select the correct one: focal-desktop-amd64+intel-iot.iso).
  1. Before installing Ubuntu Desktop, you need to first write your downloaded ISO to a USB drive to make it into an installation medium. (You can use rufus to do)

Booting from USB flash drive

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into your target device and boot or restart the device. It should recognize the installation medium automatically. If not, try holding F10 during start up and selecting the USB drive from the system-specific boot menu.

  2. You should now see the Ubuntu welcome screen. Select Install Ubuntu and you’ll be prompted to choose the required settings to process the installation.

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Linux Host

  1. Download the Ubuntu 20.04 file from here (make sure to select the correct one: focal-desktop-amd64+intel-iot.iso). Once download, copy the prebuilt bootable Ubuntu file to the working directory of your development host.

  2. Insert an empty USB drive and enter the following command to flash the OS to the USB drive.

    Warning: Make sure to identify and use the proper USB drive (/dev/sdb or /dev/sdc), such as by using “gparted.” Data loss may occur if you write to the wrong device, and in worst case scenario you may kill your development host’s OS

sudo dd if=[your image].img of=/dev/sd[x]
  1. After dd has completed, enter the following command:

Note: You can also flash Yocto and Android images using a Linux host, but make sure to type the correct image format using dd command.