PC Engines is a swiss hardware manufacturer for embedded x86 devices.
This document describes how to install Arch Linux to the SSD via a SD card.
CPU: AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit RAM: 4GB DRAM with ECC
Assemble the device with care and read the guide for the cooling system!
- You need a serial (RS-232) connection to the apu to controll it.
- Add your user to uucp
- Install picocom or something similar, see Working_with_the_serial_console#Making_Connections
- Download and verify the arch-dualboot.iso
Boot the system
To see the BIOS use this command
LANG=C picocom --baud 115200 --omap crcrlf /dev/ttyUSB0
If your device does not boot from the SD, press F10 during the boot and select the sdcard with a press to 1. Then close picocom with "Ctl+A" "Ctl+Q"
Reconnect to the ArchIso Grub:
LANG=C picocom --baud 38400 /dev/ttyUSB0
Enter cli mode by pressing "Tab", prompt should look like this:
add the following with a leading space
and press "Enter"
Now wait for about 30 seconds and you will get a colorful boot prompt
Install the system
The most comftable way to install Arch now is to start the sshd and use Setup Guide
One possible layout of the SSD maybe looking like this:
/dev/sda1 2048 264191 262144 128M 83 Linux /dev/sda2 264192 25430015 25165824 12G 83 Linux /dev/sda3 25430016 31277231 5847216 2.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris