napo7

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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Thanks for you reply ! I've found the stock image in the link, but I haven't understood how to flash it : I got an img file, should I just flash it on a micro sd card and then start the box while pushing the "reset" button ?
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    As far I can remember, it should be a debian server 5.34... When I power up the x96 mini without USB or SD Card, it directly goes in linux.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Hi there, I own a x96mini, S905W version. As I'm a bit dumb, I did installed linux into eMMC, and did not backup before... Now I'd like to return to android, but I can't find any image ? Do any of you have a backup ? Or any image I could reflash to get the device back to android ? Thanks !
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Well, I've tested, and no luck ;) With 5.44 it doesn't boot. It stays on the splash screen "X96 mini". Is it possible to use a newer kernel with 5.37 image ?
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Is there any chances that it will work on USB, since it did not booted on sd card ?
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    I don't know the specifications of this eMMc, but i saw "cheap computers" with 32gb of MMC which was slower than a good Sandisk SSD.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Hi, I'm using armbian 5.37 on my s905W , because 5.44 did not booted on microsd card. I now use an USB hdd, still with 5.37. Did not tried 5.44. Is there a way to upgrade to 5.44 ? Should it work with USB hdd ? Thanks balbes150 !
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    It worked. thanks ! In facts, SSD over USB 2.0 is anyway faster than internal MMC !! I run a MYSQL server (for home automation), and it is 60 times faster to make 1000 "insert into" on the database on SSD than internal memory ! Thanks for your help...
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    Sorry :) I didn't knew I could install the system on an external media... thought I could only be done on a sd card... So, the instructions are just : write image on SSD, boot on SSD. done !?
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    I've made : dd if=/dev/data of=/dev/sda1 then resize2fs /dev/sda1 edited /etc/fstab to change "/dev/root" to "/dev/sda1" When I rebooted and typed "mount" to verify, root fs was still mounted from /dev/data... Is /etc/fstab really used to mount rootfs ? I suppose It's a kernel commandline option in facts. I suppose I have to change the s905_autoscript, but I don't know the syntax and how to modify it ? (it seems to contain binary data in header section ??)
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    Hmmm Good question ! I don't know, I suppose in some /dev/mmc.... device ? It's the stock image (an x96 mini tv box) I'm very comfident with linux on desktop, servers and rpi, but not with this kind of devices (uboot ?) s905_autoscript contains : setenv initrd_loadaddr "0x13000000" setenv init_hdmi "logo=osd1,loaded,${fb_addr},${hdmimode} vout=${hdmimode},enable" setenv condev "console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 no_console_suspend consoleblank=0" setenv bootargs "root=LABEL=ROOTFS rootflags=data=writeback rw ${init_hdmi} ${condev} fsck.repair=yes net.ifnames=0 mac=${mac}" setenv boot_start booti ${kernel_loadaddr} ${initrd_loadaddr} ${dtb_mem_addr} if fatload usb 0 ${initrd_loadaddr} uInitrd; then if fatload usb 0 ${kernel_loadaddr} zImage; then if fatload usb 0 ${dtb_mem_addr} dtb.img; then run boot_start; else store dtb read ${dtb_mem_addr}; run boot_start;fi;fi;fi; if fatload usb 1 ${initrd_loadaddr} uInitrd; then if fatload usb 1 ${kernel_loadaddr} zImage; then if fatload usb 1 ${dtb_mem_addr} dtb.img; then run boot_start; else store dtb read ${dtb_mem_addr}; run boot_start;fi;fi;fi; if fatload usb 2 ${initrd_loadaddr} uInitrd; then if fatload usb 2 ${kernel_loadaddr} zImage; then if fatload usb 2 ${dtb_mem_addr} dtb.img; then run boot_start; else store dtb read ${dtb_mem_addr}; run boot_start;fi;fi;fi; if fatload usb 3 ${initrd_loadaddr} uInitrd; then if fatload usb 3 ${kernel_loadaddr} zImage; then if fatload usb 3 ${dtb_mem_addr} dtb.img; then run boot_start; else store dtb read ${dtb_mem_addr}; run boot_start;fi;fi;fi; if fatload mmc 0 ${initrd_loadaddr} uInitrd; then if fatload mmc 0 ${kernel_loadaddr} zImage; then if fatload mmc 0 ${dtb_mem_addr} dtb.img; then run boot_start; else store dtb read ${dtb_mem_addr}; run boot_start;fi;fi;fi;
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    Armbian on external USB SSD

    Hi I managed to get armbian on my Amlogic S905W device. I'd like to run the whole root fs on an external usb device (ssd). I know how to format it to ext4, mount it, but I can't manage to boot linux on it : I tried to modify the /etc/fstab file, but it seems that it's not the good place ? Perhaps a file in /boot ?
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    Armbian on S905W TVBOX (COOLEME / W95T )

    Hi, I've also bought a TV Box with S905W chip. Tried armbian 5.44 but it didn't boot. So I tried 5.37 and got the prompt ! After installing to nand, I could'nt use sudo, many permissions were set wrong (wrong owner/group, etc...). I had to set them manually on many folders (/bin , /usr , /lib, /etc....). Now I'd like to use and external usb SSD as my root partition. I tried to modify the /etc/fstab file, but it seems that it's not the good place Perhaps a file in /boot ?