I followed the bring up instruction that most of cubieboard site describes, and I could boot cubian from SD card. However, when I tried to install the boot image to NAND, I was not able to boot the system successfully. Although cubian-nandinstall was completed without any errors, it did not boot without SD card. It took for a while that I found out the cubian-nandinstall message saying "*** Read http://tinyurl.com/qyee5k2, if the board won't boot from NAND ***". I followed the link, and this is the instruction how to solve the issue. Basically, it needs to burn NAND with lubuntu and then burn it again with cubian-nandinstall.
- Burn NAND with lubuntu image using USB OTG
Download and extract PhoenixSuit. (My host is Windows, so I used PhoenixSuit instead of LiveSuit.)Hold FEL button of the cubieboard2 and connect the USB OTG port to PC. While the driver installation, the FEL button needs to be pressed. If driver is not found, manually install the driver under the extracted PhoenixSuite driver folder.
Download and extract lubuntu desktop image. Launch PhoenixSuit.exe and press "Firmware" tab. Select the img file downloaded above and press "Upgrade". Before writing the image, unplug and plug back in the USB cable by pressing FEL button.
- Prepare for SD card with cubian
This is done easily using "ImageWriter" which can be downloaded from following link.Download cubian SD card image file from the link below and unzip the file.
Connect SD card to PC and launch "ImageWriter". Make sure it detects the SD card.
Select the image file and press "Copy" to start writing the image to SD card.
- Burn NAND with cubian-nandinstall
Insert the SD card to cubieboard2 and and boot the board. Once system boots successfully, all you need to do is run a command which is "cubian-nandinstall".
If the command is not available, you need to install the tool.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cubian-nandinstall sudo cubian-nandinstall
Select "Yes" and power off the board. When you boot next time, remove the SD card and it should boot from NAND.