Getting Started with AML-S905X "Le Potato"


This will assist people who want to get started with Libre Computer AML-S905X "Le Potato"
(although information may also apply to other single-board computers)

Installing image

First download the image
at time of writing
Latest image can be download from [Ubuntu downloads]

then extract the image

MAC and linux

Insert an sdcard into a suitable adaptor then insert into computer.

Open a command prompt at the location where the extracted file is located and type the following:

diskutil list

this will display a list of drives and partitions like this

#:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *31.9 GB    disk3
   1:             Windows_FAT_32 NO NAME                 31.9 GB    disk3s1
more this way -->

take note of the disk under IDENTIFIER in this case it is 'disk3' it will vary on your system.

at the command prompt type:

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3

replace disk3 with the drive listed above
this will unmount the drive so it can be used

at the command prompt type:

sudo dd if=aml-s905x-cc-ubuntu-xenial-linux-libretech-4.13.3-g5bb7f41-2017-09-21.img of=/dev/disk3 bs=1M

replace disk3 with the drive listed above

this will transfer the image to the sdcard it takes some time about 5 minutes so be patient.

Graphical User Interface (GUI) to install image

for those that want a GUI interface to write the image, use Etcher


it would be a similar procedure to the mac linux version using graphic tools like Etcher

Boot up

Remove the sdcard from adaptor and Insert it into libre computer and power it up.


The default login credentials are as follows:
Username: libre
Password: computer