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Install the image to M.2 NVME SSD
This guide describes how to write images to M.2 NVME SSD.
Part one: Write one system image to M.2 NVME SSD with NVME to USB3.0 reader
Step one: Requirements
This page describes how to download and install the image on a M.2 NVME SSD and boot on ROCK 3A. You need at least the following.
- ROCK 3A board with power supply
- One M.2 NVME SSD
- NVME to USB3.0 reader
Step two: Download necessary tools and image
- Etcher is the tool we use to write image. Download the right Etcher for your PC from ROCK 3 Downloads page and install it. Check Etcher website for more info about Etcher.
- Choose the image you want to install from ROCK 3 Downloads page.
Here we use the following image for writing.
Step three: Write the image to M.2 NVME SSD
- Insert the M.2 NVME SSD into M.2 NVME SSD to USB3.0 reader, which connects to host computer.
- Run the application. For example double click balenaEtcher-1.5.116-x64.AppImage on Ubuntu 20.04:
- In the etcher window, we click button Select image.
- In the etcher window, we click button Select Drive.
- In the etcher window, we click button Flash.
- In the etcher window, it shows us Flash Complete!
Done! Now you have successfully installed the OS image on M.2 NVME SSD.
Part two: Erase M.2 NVME SSD
When M.2 NVME SSD is written with Android (or Linux) images before, now we change to Linux( or Android). It's recommended that you erase M.2 NVME SSD first. Then write the target images.