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NanoPi R2S USB in u-boot

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I have recently started working with a NanoPi R2S. I have it booting from the built-in microSD. However, I would like to be able to boot off of USB. When I interrupt u-boot and start USB on the board, it finds the hub but does not seem to find *any* device. I have tried various USB sticks of different sizes and brands, and a few ordinary devices such as a mouse. Nothing.

 

Is this a known problem? Should it be able to work?

 

Thanks

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Maybe U-Boot is lacking USB support.

Tried the compromise to leave U-Boot on the sdcard and put the rest on a stick? You can try to use "sata-nand-install" script to achieve that.

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Thanks for the replies. The link to the Rockchip boot sequence is definitely helpful.

 

On running the split boot, that is kind of what I was trying. I have an SD card (with the official Armbian distro for the R2S) in the slot, and it starts the boot from that. I then interrupt it at the u-boot prompt, and then do "usb start". It loads the driver, sees the onboard USB hub, but never finds any device attached to the USB port. I know the NanoPi R2S is a recent board, so maybe there is some missing or not supported?

 

I also tried this with the official distro from FriendlyARM, but that version of u-boot is really old (2014 according to the version number) and does not seem to really support USB.

 

I would be happy to test things if anyone has a suggestion. Thanks for any help.

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