Minimal Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with 3.4.29 kernel image for A13-OLinuXino


Alex (anubis) posted on our forum that he built minimal Ubuntu image for A13-OLinuXino and hosted it on Gdrive


  • USB-Ethernet drivers in kernel
  • VGA, LCD support
  • main console on VGA
  • dmesg console on UART1
  • DHCP on eth0 auto
  • ssh server running (just ‘arp -a’ from your host to detect A13’s IP and ssh it to connect)
  • UVC camera support in kernel
  • ready to install x-window-system
  • .config is included (with uImage) to simplify kernel rebuild
  •  /tmp as 16M tmpfs
  • Login/pass:  root/password

based on:

Thanks Alex!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kaj
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 21:00:55

    Very nice, thanks! Any news on A10S image/board? I have (another) A10S board but have had problems finding a Linux image for it.


  2. Stefan
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 01:57:27

    Well, how do I handle this .img file?


  3. Area2.5D
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 02:42:39

    hey there, thanks for your efforts !
    unfortunately, we can’t login after installing. “password” is not accepted as password for root – any ideas on what could have gone wrong ?

    what we see: “localhost.localdomain login:”

    any help would be greatly appreciated 😉


  4. toyso
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 13:46:50

    I’ve burned the image on a 8GB microSD card, put it into the slot and turn on the device but nothing happens (the device had the red led on). I waiting 5min and nothing happens.
    Please, what can I do to make this Ubuntu image run? There’s something to do on the hardware before turn on an image from the microSD?


  5. Renzo Filini
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:32:29

    It works on allwinner a13 7” mid tablet.


    • Jindra
      Mar 20, 2014 @ 19:42:19

      Hello Renzo,
      it is required to root or unlock bootloader of the mid tablet? Or tablet simply boot from inserted sd card?


  6. Adix3
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 03:02:36

    How install this system? Mayby tutorial?


    • Jakub
      Apr 06, 2015 @ 12:10:06

      Burn the second on the list image on SD card, and put it into the tablet.

      (English isn’t my national language, sorry)


  7. Pierre-Luc
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 08:45:44

    Cool stuffs,

    Work on my AllWinners A13 7″ Tablet too but I can’t manage to rebuild the kernel to update modules even though I start up with an exact copy of the included .config file.


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