Installing Pinebook Pro Operating System on a microSD Card

  • From Category5 Technology TV S13E29
  • June 10, 2020

The Pinebook Pro can boot and operate from an operating system installed on a microSD card. This means you can quickly and easily swap your "hard drive" in and out depending on what you need, or who is using the Pinebook Pro. It also means you can easily test a variety of distros without having to reinstall your main operating system. Robbie will show us how to obtain an operating system, and how to use (and say?) balenaEtcher to make a bootable microSD card for your Pinebook Pro laptop.

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Pinebook Pro

Solid day-to-day Linux laptop with IPS 1080p 14" LCD panel, a premium magnesium alloy shell, 64/128GB of eMMC storage, a 10,000 mAh capacity battery and the modularity / hackability that only an open source project can deliver -- such as the unpopulated PCIe m.2 NVMe slot. The USB-C port on the Pinebook Pro is also capable of digital video output up to 4K at 60hz.

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