Q4OS on Pine64, administrator manual, rev. 03/2017


Q4OS on Pine64

administrator manual

1. Introduction
2. Installation
3. After install steps


1. Introduction

Q4OS Pine64 port is a free operating system based on Debian distribution, optimized for the Pine64 family hardware, the series of single-board 64bit ARM computers. Q4OS is now one of a few distributions offering the full desktop environment on the ARM architecture.


2. Installation

You will need to install Q4OS operating system image on your own SD card, so you need another computer with a SD card writer to install the image. Official Q4OS Pine64 images are available for download from the Downloads section of the Q4OS website. After downloading the .zip file, unzip it to get the .img image file for writing to your SD card. With the image file you need to use an image writing tool to install it on your SD card. See the guide for your system:

Predefined login credentials are as follows:

username: adminq
password: adminq

3. After install steps

Once booted, login with the provided credentials and execute script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD card:

$ sudo resize_rootfs.sh

Reboot your board and get the fresh updates for Q4OS to be up to date and ready to use:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

That's all, enjoy your Pine64 and don't forget to involve yourself in the Q4OS forum and Pine64 community.



Q4OS on Pine64, administrator manual, rev. 03/2017