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Install on eMMC with USB to eMMC Reader

This page describes how to download and install the image on eMMC and boot on ROCK 3. You need at least the following.

Step1: Requirements

  • ROCK 3 board with power supply
  • a eMMC module, larger than 8GB, class 10 or better
  • a USB to eMMC reader
  • a PC/laptop running Windows or Linux or MacOS

Step 2: Download necessary tools and image

  • Etcher is the tool we use to write image. Download the right Etcher for your PC from rock3/downloads page and install it. Check [Etcher website] for more info about Etcher.
  • Choose the image you want to install from rock3/downloads page.
rock3a_debian_buster_xfce4_arm64_20210824_0136-gpt.img.gz

We will use it for the writing.

Step 3: Write the image to eMMC module

1. Insert the eMMC module into USB to eMMC reader, which connects to host computer.

2. Run the application. For example double click balenaEtcher-1.5.116-x64.AppImage on Ubuntu 20.04:

3. In the etcher window, we click button Select image.

Etcher select image 1.png

4. In the etcher window, we click button Select Drive.

Etcher select driver 1.png

5. In the etcher window, we click button Flash.

Etcher select flash button 1.png

6. In the etcher window, it shows us Flash Complete!

Etcher show complete 1.png

Done! Now you have successfully installed the OS image on eMMC module.