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Firmware: Android & Ubuntu Dual BootAndroid OSBiz OSUbuntuWindows tools: Flash Tool English Version (Windows)Driver English Version (Windows)Linux tools: https://github.com/geekboxzone/utils Also we have Linux version for tools (actualy I use Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit for flashing GeekBox ROM).
I think it will work to flash GeekBox from another GeekBox(with Linux installed). I have not tried it yet, because I not have two GeekBox ... yet. GitHub Geekbox repositories: https://github.com/geekboxzone?tab=repositorieshttps://github.com/geekboxzoneForum: http://forum.geekbox.tv/ Forum is very useful. I used to make first steps with geekBox. There is an active and friendly community there. Also we can meet there ( there will be my user)

GeekBox First Steps in Lubuntu

Lubuntu – first steps on geekBox.





First I rewrite password for geekbox user: 
sudo passwd geekBox 
After that I installed synaptic ... it is more convenient for me to work with synaptic.
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get synaptic
Also I installed KGrab in order to make screen-shots of my work. And GIMP to crop and edit these screen-shots.
Tip. If your monitor not well detected by geekbox you can look in file:
/sys/class/display/HDMI/modes 
And edit:
/sys/class/display/HDMI/mode
Also I installed Baobab and BleachBit:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install baobab
sudo apt-get install bleachbit
I highly recommend you to install both... you will see later why :)

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Download firmware for GeekBox from here



Firmware: Android & Ubuntu Dual BootAndroid OSBiz OSUbuntuWindows tools: Flash Tool English Version (Windows)Driver English Version (Windows)Linux tools: https://github.com/geekboxzone/utils Also we have Linux version for tools (actualy I use Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit for flashing GeekBox ROM).
I think it will work to flash GeekBox from another GeekBox(with Linux installed). I have not tried it yet, because I not have two GeekBox ... yet. GitHub Geekbox repositories: https://github.com/geekboxzone?tab=repositorieshttps://github.com/geekboxzoneForum: http://forum.geekbox.tv/ Forum is very useful. I used to make first steps with geekBox. There is an active and friendly community there. Also we can meet there ( there will be my user)

OPEN SOURCE TV BOX - GEEKBOX

SpecificationsRK3368 High Performance 64bit Octa Core SoC RK3368 is an Integrated 64bit octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, made with 28nm HKMG techology, with PowerVR G6110 graphics chip: Octa core Cortex-A53 processor, up to 1.5GhzHigh performance GPU up to 600Mhz, support OpenGL ES 3.1/OpenCL 1.2/DirectX 9.34K*2K H264/H265 real-time video decoder4K*2K@60fps HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.22GB RAM It should be sufficient for both Linux and Android use. 16GB eMMC FLASH Samsung eMMC 5.0 fastest embedded memory, with an interface speed of 400MB/s For Android is ok, considering that we can add anytime a microSD or USB flash drive. For Linux(as desktop replacement) I think we need a proper HDD (or SSD) which will be connected via SATA to LandingShip (of course, we can use also microSD or USB flash drive). Later edit: All applications which is about in the article fit in 5GB. Actually it seems to be sufficient flash memory for Linux common use.

GeekBox Flashing (or installing) Lubuntu.

Even if GeekBox comes preinstalled with dual boot Android / Ubuntu, after I played around with this setup, I rushed to install only Ubuntu, to benefit from the full storage space only for Lubuntu.

For that task I downloaded an install upgrade tools for Linux. Obviously there are equivalent tools for windows.  I will follow the Linux way: sudo ./upgrade_tool