meecool m8s pro w (s905w+2gb) no /dev/data


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can someone please help the idiot (me) to install armbian into internal emmc ?

there is no /dev/data device so install.sh doesn't work after reboot from android or even after two or 51 reboots.

what i did

1.  made micro sd with etcher and Armbian_5.44_S9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_3.14.29_server_20180729.img. as i can see 3.14 kernel is the only kernel that works with my meecool.  

2. copy gxl_p281_2g.dtb or gxl_p212_2g.dtb to sd's root into dtb.img

3 run update with aml_autoscript.zip from android

4. reboot to armbian booted from sd. make new user and so on. ethernet works.

5. reboot again

6. run install.sh that fails with no /dev/data

 

am i missing something?

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Armbian is a community driven open source project. Do you like to contribute your code?

34 minutes ago, Jumperbillijumper said:

I don't find a button to bring it in recovery mode.

Some say you have press the menu-button while poweron and some say you have to short the reset pins inside the deivice:
https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905/others-ac/firmware-roms-tools-bj/743742-mecool-m8s-pro-w-reset-pins

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/8jv1yf/q_mecool_m8s_pro_w_bootloop/

 

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16 minutes ago, guidol said:

 

 

Wow nice. Thank you very much! Menu button saved my saturday.

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I think there are 2 versions/revisions of the Mecool M8S Pro w box from what I picked up elsewhere on the internet. Mine wont install to emmc (well it copies, but wont boot off it, no matter what I try). My experience with it, is in the above article. 

 

Which does cover recovery of them (if you ever need it).

 

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hello try to flash to eMMC without success
it is bricked, only boots from sdcard, the risk is minimal :)

I keep play with it with sdcard....

 

version used : Armbian_5.88_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_20190530

 

log

 

```

root@s905w-1:~# ./install.sh 
Start script create MBR and filesystem
Start backup u-boot default
dd: failed to open '/dev/mmcblk1': No such file or directory
Start create MBR and partittion
Error: Could not stat device /dev/mmcblk1 - No such file or directory.
Error: Could not stat device /dev/mmcblk1 - No such file or directory.
Error: Could not stat device /dev/mmcblk1 - No such file or directory.
Start restore u-boot
dd: failed to open '/boot/u-boot-default.img': No such file or directory
dd: failed to open '/boot/u-boot-default.img': No such file or directory
Done
Start copy system for eMMC.
Formatting BOOT partition...mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)
mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/mmcblk1p1: No such file or directory
done.
mount: /ddbr/install: special device /dev/mmcblk1p1 does not exist.
Cppying BOOT...done.
Edit init config...done.
umount: /ddbr/install: not mounted.
Formatting ROOT partition...
The file /dev/mmcblk1p2 does not exist and no size was specified.
e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018)
e2fsck: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/mmcblk1p2
Possibly non-existent device?
done.
Copying ROOTFS.
mount: /ddbr/install: special device /dev/mmcblk1p2 does not exist.
Copy BIN
Create DEV
Copy ETC
Copy HOME
Copy LIB
Create MEDIA
Create MNT
Copy OPT
Create PROC
Copy ROOT
Create RUN
Copy SBIN
Copy SELINUX
Copy SRV
Create SYS
Create TMP
Copy USR
Copy VAR
Copy fstab
umount: /ddbr/install: not mounted.
*******************************************
Complete copy OS to eMMC 
*******************************************
```

 

thanks to all :)

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