Odroid XU4

GbE legacy mainline Samsung USB3

Ubuntu desktop – legacy kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Multimedia and desktop usage scenarios.


Ubuntu desktop – mainline kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Server and light desktop usage scenarios.


other download options and archive

Known issues

Legacy kernel images

  • eMMC install might be broken if you don’t have recent uboot on your eMMC card – you must update it. Add run copy_uboot_sd2emmc to your boot.ini, boot from SD card with attached eMMC. This is one time job – remove that command from boot.ini,
  • serial console is broken.


Quick start | Documentation


Make sure you have a good & reliable SD card and a proper power supply. Archives can be uncompressed with 7-Zip on Windows, Keka on OS X and 7z on Linux (apt-get install p7zip-full). RAW images can be written with Etcher (all OS).


Insert SD card into a slot and power the board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card and cheapest board.


Login as root on HDMI / serial console or via SSH and use password 1234. You will be prompted to change this password at first login. Next you will be asked to create a normal user account that is sudo enabled (beware of default QWERTY keyboard settings at this stage).

Tested hardware

 legacy kernel 
32GB SD card