We have also tried an 8GB image based on https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/PandaBoard It is an Ubuntu 16.04 version. You can resize the disk after you have written it but 4GB seems to be enough… This is a full desktop install so if you have USB keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor you can treat it like any other Linux box. Use the HDMI 1080p rather than the DVI-D connection on the Panda if you want GUI access. Be patient; it may take awhile to boot.
If you have the hardware set up correctly, this will “just work” when you turn it on, since we have set up gps_pkt_fwd to autorun from the /etc/rc.local file… however you will want to update your gateway_ID as described at
If you use our gateways, please acknowledge our sponsors on your site… Mozilla.org donated the Pandaboards (they had a previous existence in the MozPool) and Multitech, who has provided a discount on their LoRa products.