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The [[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/|Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit]] includes all the hardware needed for launching a !FreedomBox home server on an Olimex [[FreedomBox/Hardware/A20-OLinuXino-Lime2|A20-OLinuXino-LIME2]] board. The Pioneer Edition !FreedomBox Home Server is the first commercially available version of !FreedomBox. This product provides the perfect combination of open source hardware and free and open source software. By purchasing this product, you also support the !FreedomBox Foundation's efforts to create and promote its free and open source server software.
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The kit includes the A20-!OlinuXino-LIME2, a custom metal case with a laser-engraved !FreedomBox logo, a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the !FreedomBox software pre-installed, a backup battery, a power adapter, and an Ethernet cable. === Recommended HW ===
This is the hardware recommended for all users who just want a turn-key !FreedomBox, and '''don't''' want to '''build''' their own one.
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'''Recommendation''': This is the hardware recommended for all users who can't build their own !FreedomBox by buying the right components, downloading the image and preparing the SD card. (Building your own !FreedomBox means some technical stuff like choosing and buying the right components, downloading the image and preparing the SD card).

=== This Kit ===
This product provides the perfect combination of open source hardware and free and open source software. By purchasing this product, you also support the !FreedomBox Foundation's efforts to create and promote its free and open source server software.

The [[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/|Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit]] includes all the hardware needed for launching a !FreedomBox home server on an Olimex [[FreedomBox/Hardware/A20-OLinuXino-Lime2|A20-OLinuXino-LIME2]] board:
 * the A20-!OlinuXino-LIME2,
 * a custom metal case with a laser-engraved !FreedomBox logo,
 * a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the !FreedomBox software pre-installed,
 * a backup battery,
 * a power adapter, and
 * an Ethernet cable.
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The Pioneer Edition !FreedomBox Home Server is the first commercially available version of !FreedomBox.

Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit

Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit

This is the hardware recommended for all users who just want a turn-key FreedomBox, and don't want to build their own one.

(Building your own FreedomBox means some technical stuff like choosing and buying the right components, downloading the image and preparing the SD card).

This Kit

This product provides the perfect combination of open source hardware and free and open source software. By purchasing this product, you also support the FreedomBox Foundation's efforts to create and promote its free and open source server software.

The Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit includes all the hardware needed for launching a FreedomBox home server on an Olimex A20-OLinuXino-LIME2 board:

  • the A20-OlinuXino-LIME2,

  • a custom metal case with a laser-engraved FreedomBox logo,

  • a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the FreedomBox software pre-installed,

  • a backup battery,
  • a power adapter, and
  • an Ethernet cable.

Availability

The Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server is the first commercially available version of FreedomBox.

Hardware Specifications

  • Open Source Hardware (OSHW): Yes

  • CPU: Allwinner A20, ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1 GiB DDR3
  • Storage: 32GB class 10+ microSD card pre-loaded with FreedomBox

  • Battery: 3.3V Li-Po, 1400mAh (4-5 hours of backup without additional devices connected via USB)
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000, RJ45 (1 meter cable included)
  • Power adapter: 110-220 V input, 5V output, EU style (with optional UK or US sockets)
  • Box: Custom metallic box with FreedomBox decal

The kits run entirely on Free Software. They work with Kernel and u-boot from Debian repositories. Even the boot firmware in ROM called BROM is free software (GPLV2+).

Download

The kits come with an SD card pre-loaded with FreedomBox. There's NO need to download images.

However, if you wish to reset your devices to a pristine state, then you can do so with the the image provided. Follow the instructions on the download page to create a FreedomBox SD card and boot the device. Make sure to download the Pioneer Edition images. These SD card images are meant for use with the on-board SD card slot and won't work when used with a separate SD card reader connected via USB.

An alternative to downloading these images is to install Debian on the device and then install FreedomBox on it.

Build Image

FreedomBox images for this hardware can be built using Freedom Maker.

Known Issues

  • The image that shipped with the kits uses a slightly modified u-boot from Debian and not stock Debian like the rest of FreedomBox. So, if you wish to get the source code, please use the FreedomBox team's u-boot repository.


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