How to run ubuntu on NanoPi R2C?

Before starting to use your NanoPi R2C get the following items ready

  • NanoPi R2C
  • MicroSD Card/TF Card: Class 10 or Above, minimum 8GB SDHC
  • MicroUSB 5V/2A power adapter
  • A host computer running Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit system

Visit download link to download image files and utilities.

Image Files
(64-bit FriendlyCore Lite image file based on Ubuntu core 20.04 64bit, kernel version 5.15.y)
(FriendlyWrt image file, based on OpenWrt 21.02, kernel version 5.15.y)

Flash Utility:
(Windows utility. Under Linux users can use “dd”)

The detailed steps are as follows:

  • Get an 8G SDHC card and backup its data if necessary;
  • Download and extract the xxx.img.gz and win32diskimager;
  • Run the win32diskimager utility under Windows as administrator. On the utility’s main window select your SD card’s drive, the wanted image file and click on “write” to start flashing the SD card. Under Linux run “dd” to flash the rk3328-sd-OSNAME-YYYYMMDD.img file to your SD card;
  • Take out the SD and insert it to NanoPi-R2C’s microSD card slot;
  • Power on NanoPi-R2C and it will be booted from your TF card;