Hello, Panda lovers!
Sorry for the long break, but I’ve currently been testing a lot on these operating systems and can finally say without a shred of doubt that there are now official versions of Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 that work on the LattePanda 1st Generation SBCs! In fact, there are many other versions of Linux Distribution operating systems that can run on the LP 1st Gen SBC, and if you can’t find them on this site, then it is still possible to be able to “make” an ISO disc image file of your favorite Linux Distribution OS by “respinning” it!
Just remember that:
The 1st generation of the LattePanda uses and Intel Cherrytrail Atom processor;
The LattePanda Delta has an Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake processor;
And the LattePanda Alpha boasts an Intel 8th Gen Core m3-8100y Amber Lake processor.
This information will help you to respin the ISO file correctly and be able to install and boot up the operation system successfully the first time around.
Also, please don’t freak out if you don’t see a regular screen upon booting up your distribution of Linux operating system via an HDMI display. This likely means that the LattePanda is configured to accept a different display as the primary display, which affects your ability to see what’s on the “actual” screen after boot-up. To fix this, you can alter the Grub file by adding “nomodeset” in front of the “quiet splash” words. To perform this action before boot-up, press e to edit the grub file directly at this point. Then, navigate the cursor to the words “quiet splash” and add the word “nomodeset” directly before it. The operating system should now boot up successfully! However, to make it permanent, you will need to now go into the grub file, change it again, and then perform a sudo update-grub. You can use whichever file editor you would like on /etc/default/grub. Then, edit the file in the same way as you edited the grub file before boot-up: locate the words “quiet splash” and add the word “nomodeset” before these words (but still within the qutation marks). Finally, save the changes, and then go back to the terminal and type “sudo update-grub.” Your computer should now start up correctly each time it boots up your distribution of Linux operating system!
Once you have these tools at your disposal, there are no limits to what you can do in your new LattePanda Linux environment!