I bought the Khadas VIM2 because it was supposed to come with a dual boot that allowed booting into Ubuntu Linux? I can’t get it to do so. The machine boots into Android and stays there.I did not find a way to switch to Linux. I installed Ubuntu on an SD card and inserted it into the SD slot, but the machine still boots into Android.
Is there a way to boot the machine into Ubuntu, or burn Ubuntu into the hardware so it boots automatically to it?
Hello, I don’t recall my VIM2 coming with dual-boot installed. However, Khadas offers a Dual-boot firmware you can flash. Other firmware is available, including Ubuntu, those can be found on the Firmware resources page. Note: look closely for ROMs labeled VIM2, not VIM.
I used the information on the USB_Burning_Tool_v2.0.8.exe that was provided in your answer. It is running on windows 8.1
I used this firmware: VIM2_Ubuntu-mate-16.04_Linux-4.9_V171028
Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate that.
Thanks for the info.
It looks very convoluted somehow. I am not sure I understand exactly how to run the process.
The PC flashing app is failing me also. It stops after 2%.
Do you guys have a clean instructions sheet with a line by line code on how to flash the OS with a mac?
Or with a PC for that matter?
NOTE: I change one of the default configuration settings, not everyone does this. The following screenshot shows the configuration I use to burn. Whether or not you choose my configuration is up to you. It should also work with default configuration settings.
2.) Connect USB-C cable to VIM2. Remove unused USB devices from the VIM2, remove any SD card. 3.) Press and continue to hold the VIM2’s power button, do not release. 4.) Connect the USB cable to the PC, once the tool recognizes the VIM2, release the VIM2’s power button.
BTW I see some who have said that their VIM(2) have required additional power to reliably flash their box. I think it has more to do with the PC used to flash, than the VIM(2). In any event, I have not run in to this need myself, but if you still only get to 2 percent again, you may want to try it. This would involve applying an additional power source after making connection with the tool(step 4 above). The additional power can be supplied through one of the VIM2’s USB2 ports. Once the additional power has been applied, start the tool.
Hope it helps.