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  1. I have worked through the installation of Armbian Ubuntu 18.04 to the embedded MMC in an ESPRESSObin v7. It took a while and there were some quirks along the way, so here is a procedure with observations that may be useful to others. The Armbian u-boot does not appear to recognise the eMMC. I used Globalscale's u-boot espressobin-bootloader-cpu-1000-ddr4-1cs-1g I created a USB stick using the standard procedure and booted the ESPRESSObin from this. I copied the Armbian .img file to the ESPRESSObin USB system and used this to flash the eMMC sudo dd if= Armbian_5.69_Espressobin_Debian_stretch_next_4.19.14 of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=128K status=progress I could then mount the Linux partition on the eMMC. sudo mkdir /mnt/emmc sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/emmc Note that the eMMC u-boot device number is "1" (not the hard-coded 0 in the boot.scr) so I edited /mnt/emmc/boot/boot.cmd to use $devnum instead: ... # use $devnum in place of hard-coded 0 ext4load $boot_interface $devnum:1 $kernel_addr ${prefix}$image_name ext4load $boot_interface $devnum:1 $initrd_addr ${prefix}$initrd_image ext4load $boot_interface $devnum:1 $fdt_addr ${prefix}$fdt_name_a ext4load $boot_interface $devnum:1 $fdt_addr ${prefix}$fdt_name_b I generated the boot.scr u-boot file: sudo mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d /mnt/emmc/boot/boot.cmd /mnt/emmc/boot/boot.scr I rebooted with the USB stick removed. The system booted from the eMMC, however there were some issues with the Ubuntu system... The Linux startup waited for two minutes for systemd-networkd-wait-online.service. This appears to be a common issue with multiple Ethernet ports. I disabled the systemd-networkd-wait-online.service sudo systemctl disable systemd-networkd-wait-online.service The Ubuntu system would not use the DHCP provided DNS server. I modifed /etc/systemd/resolved.conf to remove the default DNS server ( The naming of the Ethernet ports in Armbian is different to Globalscale's Front view USB2.0 lan1 lan0 wan USB3.0 (Armbian) USB2.0 wan lan0 lan1 USB3.0 (Globalscale) I set my system with three nn-bridged Ethernet ports ls /etc/systemd/network/ 10-br0.netdev.disbled cat /etc/systemd/network/* [NetDev] Name=br0 Kind=bridge [Match] Name=br0 [Network] #DHCP=ipv4 #BindCarrier=eth0 [Match] Name=eth0 [Network] [Match] Name=lan0 [Network] #Bridge=br0 DHCP=ipv4 BindCarrier=eth0 [Match] Name=lan1 [Network] #Bridge=br0 DHCP=ipv4 BindCarrier=eth0 [Match] Name=wan [Network] #Bridge=br0 DHCP=ipv4 BindCarrier=eth0 I could not find a way to specify the MAC addresses for the Ethernet ports so I installed macchanger and go it to assign random MACs at startup. See for setup.