skyfly555

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    skyfly555 got a reaction from KY69 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    I totally agree with @balbes150.
    In my opinion, what he's doing is absolutely great.
    Maybe it's easy to forget @balbes150 is doing this for free, and maybe we don't know how many hours he's spending on doing this (I bet some of them, everyday).
     
    Thank you, Mr. @balbes150: I think you should be paid by ATVs manufacturers, because, thanks to your work, and only in my case, they have sold 3 Amlogic ATVs (to me); and I had never bought them because of Android: It's your Armbian, the reason
     
    To be sincere, I'm happier with my ATV boxes, running @balbes150 Armbian,  than I am with my Raspberrys, covered by tons of dust in this very moment.
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    skyfly555 got a reaction from qstaq in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    I totally agree with @balbes150.
    In my opinion, what he's doing is absolutely great.
    Maybe it's easy to forget @balbes150 is doing this for free, and maybe we don't know how many hours he's spending on doing this (I bet some of them, everyday).
     
    Thank you, Mr. @balbes150: I think you should be paid by ATVs manufacturers, because, thanks to your work, and only in my case, they have sold 3 Amlogic ATVs (to me); and I had never bought them because of Android: It's your Armbian, the reason
     
    To be sincere, I'm happier with my ATV boxes, running @balbes150 Armbian,  than I am with my Raspberrys, covered by tons of dust in this very moment.
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    skyfly555 got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    I totally agree with @balbes150.
    In my opinion, what he's doing is absolutely great.
    Maybe it's easy to forget @balbes150 is doing this for free, and maybe we don't know how many hours he's spending on doing this (I bet some of them, everyday).
     
    Thank you, Mr. @balbes150: I think you should be paid by ATVs manufacturers, because, thanks to your work, and only in my case, they have sold 3 Amlogic ATVs (to me); and I had never bought them because of Android: It's your Armbian, the reason
     
    To be sincere, I'm happier with my ATV boxes, running @balbes150 Armbian,  than I am with my Raspberrys, covered by tons of dust in this very moment.
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    skyfly555 reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    I'm not going to waste my time on all the shit that manufacturers shove in their crafts (just to write on them - WiFi available). Want to have WiFi, you have several options.
    1. Use normal equipment where there is guaranteed WiFi support.
    2. Use external USB WiFi with good support.
    3. Themselves add the necessary support for your WiFi.
    4. You seek from the seller\manufacturer of your equipment the necessary support.
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    skyfly555 reacted to erew in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    Ive updated the guide I wrote to cover these additional topics:
     
    Example of setting up a system Example Setup on a MeCool M8S PRO w (Change your DTB file in uEnv.ini and extlinux.conf for other boxes).
    - Hardware you need
    - Software/Downloads Setting it up
    - Steps to image your SD Card/USB stick from a Windows PC
    - Installing onto the MeCool M8S PRO w (Or any other box assuming youve changed the DTB) Congratulations - If you reach here you will have a working Armbian server.

    Booting Problems and getting your system to boot Booting off SD/USB problems. uEnv.ini and extlinux.conf (Required for booting Armbian)
    - Editing the files and picking the right DTB.
    - What do these 2 files do and why cant I boot off emmc internal ram?
    - What should the files look like? Installing onto emmc/NAND - The internal hard drive of the TV box. LOST.DIR, System Volume Information and Android folders cause problems booting off eMMC/NAND.

    What to do if you brick your device. Ive done something and now my box wont boot/stuck on a splash screen/is a brick what do I do?
    - Getting the system recovered - notes
    - Doing the recovery

    Bootable Backups (can be used to migrate to another TV Box too) Backing up if you are using SD card/USB stick for booting/running Armbian OS
    - You will need the following to do this
    - How to get things setup and do it (create/restore your image) Backing up if you are using emmc/NAND for booting/running Armbian OS
    - You will need the following to do this
    - Option A and Option B
    - How can I tell Ive booted from my Backup SD card? 
    - What have we actually just done?
    - What can I do with my imaged SD card?