libreCMC is an embedded GNU/Linux-libre distro with out non-free software or binary blobs. The project’s…

libreCMC is an embedded GNU/Linux-libre distro with out non-free software or binary blobs. The project's goal is to provide an embedded distro that respects user freedoms and allows users to control what their hardware does. 

libre Concurrent Machine Cluster : The libre Embedded GNU/Linux Distro. libreCMC is an embedded GNU/Linux-libre distro with out non-free software or binary blobs. The project’s goal is to provide an embedded distro that respects user freedoms and allows users to control what their hardware does.

How to flash new Linux or Android firmware on to a MIPS Creator CI20

Watch the full video here: http://youtu.be/lsmhpDewIwA and read my written review of the CI20 here: http://goo.gl/F6Dh39

To flash a new firmware:

  1. Insert the SD card in your PC
  2. Run SDFormatter and format the SD card
  3. Run Win32DiskImager; select the firware image file (see http://elinux.org/CI20_Distro) and the corresponding drive letter for the SD card.
  4. Click Write and wait for the process to complete.
  5. Power off the Creator CI20 board and move the JP3 selector from 1-2 to 2-3. The JP3 pin can be found right next to the Ethernet port.
  6. Insert the SD card in your Creator CI20 board.
  7. Power on the board:
    – the LED will go from red to blue (i.e. the flashing process has started);
    – wait for ~10 minutes for the LED light to go back to red (i.e. the flashing process has completed).
  8. Power off the board, remove the SD card and move the JP3 pin back to its original position (1-2).
  9. Power on the board; the newly flashed operating system will start running.

Tools mentioned above:

SDFormatter – https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
Win32DiskImager http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/