I just received the FreedomBox with A20 OLinuXino Lime 2 board. (I have not initialized it yet.)
In addition to the FreedomBox, I purchased a 1TB SDD where I have created two partitions: (1) 20GB for the firmware, and (2) remainder of the drive, both with Ext4 format. My intention is to copy the firmware image into the first partition with the intention of running the operating system off the SDD while keeping the boot routine on the SD card.
I have the SDD connected to my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop via USB SATA cable.
My problem is that when I try to follow: FreedomBox/Download - Debian Wiki in terms of
cat freedombox-stable-free_buster_cubietruck-armhf.img > /dev/sdg ; sync
adjusted for the specifications for the board and partition, I find the formatting seems to get corrupted that I can no long access that partition.
I have mounted the drive and given ownership privileges, which I know I will need to revise when mounting onto the FreedomBox.
I ask for your advice on what I should expect to see in that partition or alternate steps.