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CoreELEC for Radxa
These instructions explain how to install and boot CoreELEC on supported Radxa SBC's from µSD Card by use of a Windows PC. The instructions can easily be adapted for other Operating Systems.
- Radxa Zero
- Radxa Zero 2
- Personal Computer with Internet Access
- Memory Card Reader
- A compatible Class 10 (USH 1/V 10) or better μSD Card
- USB Flash Drive
- Image Writing Software
Image writing software
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|UNetbootin||Bootable Media Creator||X||X||X|
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|DDRescue / DDRescue-GUI||Disk Utility||X|
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- Visit the CoreELEC website
- Select a version to download
- The Download Helper will pop up
Skip that and just show me all download options
- Download the corresponding image
- Write the downloaded image to a μSD Card
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Once the image is transfered to μSD Card, the device is Ready To Boot (RTB), meaning no Device Tree Blob (DTB) needs to be copied.
The Radxa Zero comes in 2 variants: with or without eMMC module.
SBC without eMMC
- Insert the µSD Card
- Power on the device
SBC with eMMC
- Follow the instructions from the Radxa Wiki to enable USB loading support
- Once eMMC is mounted as writeable USB Storage:
- Write the downloaded image to USB mounted eMMC
For support unrelated to CoreELEC, please refer to the Radxa User Support Forums.
The above instructions also can be used to create a bootable USB Flash Drive.