I just got new hardware to play around with – a Cubietruck / Cubieboard 3 that I will use as an application server in the near future.

First of all we will set up a Linux system called Lubuntu Server on the Cubieboard 3. After that we are going to install additional software, like Apache Tomcat. In this article all necessary steps for installing Lubuntu to your Cubieboard 3 are presented. This tutorial assumes, you are working under a Windows Operating System.

  1. First you need to download the newest version of Lubuntu.
    You might also check at http://dl.cubieboard.org/software/a20-cubietruck/lubuntu/ if a newer version is available. The general procedure of installation will remain the same, even when using a newer version.

    Available Lubuntu images

    Available Lubuntu images

  2. Extract the downloaded image. You can do so by utilizing 7Zip or any other compress tool capable of handling .gz files.
  3. Download and install PhoenixSuit (under Linux this is called „Livesuit“) to your Windows PC.