|This is another in the series documenting my setup of a new home server with the Linksprite pcDuino3 Nano. A listing for the entire series can be found here. More information on the pcDuino3 Nano can be found at Linksprite’s website and the pcDuino website.|
The pcDuino family of systems can boot from the onboard NAND storage or from an SD card. There are reasons for why you may want to boot from and SD card rather than NAND. One significant reason is that you may need more than 4 GB of storage for the root file system on your system which exceeds the amount of NAND.
One of the very nice value added features that pcDuino provides is a utility that allows you to copy the kernel and operating system files to an SD card which is bootable. The utility is part of the board-config.sh script which can be run from a terminal window using the sudo board-config.sh command and then following the prompts.
The process also includes instructions for expanding the root file system so that you can access the additional storage capacity of your SD card.