20.08 upgrade with 5.7.15 will not boot on RockPro64


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1 hour ago, hhalibo said:

I confirm the bug: After UPGRADE, REBOOT, NOTHING RUN! 

 

Odd. Then it must be related only to this board.

 

We have many RK3399 boards and all (Nanopi 4, Rockpi 4, Orangepi 4,...)  that we tested, were successfully updated. We don't have this particular board in our test rig since we only have the one from the pre-production which is usually broken at something.

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11 hours ago, hhalibo said:

 

I confirm the bug: After UPGRADE, REBOOT, NOTHING RUN! 

 

What is your setup?

What board revision is it?

What image did you use before upgrading?

Do you boot it with SD or eMMC? If eMMC - what are the markings on your module?

 

That is odd indeed.

I just tested fresh install of v20.05.4 (kernel 5.4.46 / focal / cli) from https://archive.armbian.com/rockpro64/archive/ with my unit (v2.1).

I then upgraded it to v20.08.2 (kernel 5.8.6) and it boots fine.

The issue obviously affects only some specific hardware configurations.

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I think im experiencing this exact same problem.

I was running armbian Ubuntu in my RockPi 4b on a 128 gb emmc module.

I logged in over ssh and got the message ‘kernel updated please reboot’

I rebooted and nothing. Not even a flashing red light. No video output.

Unfortunatley im unable to make big changes to the board now, my house is being renovated and i cant reach my computer stuff.

Is there maybe a way i can select an old kernel without booting in the system ? Maybe mounting the emmc on a computer and manually editing the grub file ?

I’m very sad :( Last complete system backup using dd was in april.

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Hi there, I’ve reflashed my armbian board and ran an upgrade, boot failed to boot again. I will skip upgrading the kernel until this is fixed.

 

I was wondering, is there a way i can update to kernel version 5.7.14 ? Ive checked armbian config, but the kernel selection module is empty.

 

thank you.

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Its my own backup image of the EMMc module using dd. It’s a Ubuntu beaver image with all my software and configurations on it. So since its my own tailored image i don’t think its useful to paste the name here :)

 

Does disableing kernel upgrade even fix the problem? Or does it for example stop the update of uboot?

 

I was hoping the following would fix my issues:

sudo apt-mark hold linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic

 

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7 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

Its my own backup image of the EMMc module using dd.

I was asking for an initial image that you started your installation with.

 

Please post armbianmonitor -u results of your running system.

Can you also post a serial console output after upgrading the system? Preferably with verbosity=7 in /etc/armbianEnv.txt set before the upgrade.

 

10 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

Does disableing kernel upgrade even fix the problem? Or does it for example stop the update of uboot?

u-boot is not "flashed" automatically

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I am willing to help i’m however a mechanical engineer not a computer science professional.

 

Problem is, if i run an upgrade after the flashing is complete my rockpi 4b will perform an upgrade but when i reboot the system crashes. I wont even see a booting output over hdmi.

I just plug in the power and nothing. So will i be able to even log the error ? I can of course remove the emmc module and mount it and grab an errors file, is that what you are pointing towards me doing ?

 

If so, can you make a complete noob proof description? I’m happy to help you all out here on the forum.

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10 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

I wont even see a booting output over hdmi.

 

11 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

If so, can you make a complete noob proof description? I’m happy to help you all out here on the forum.

Well, without serial console it's difficult to debug the issue as it may happen before the kernel is loaded.

Try to gather your current system info with armbianmonitor -u and paste the resulting link here.

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So i will no do the following, correct ?

After reflash:

sudo nano /etc/armbianEnv.txt --> set verbority to 7
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
armbianmonitor -u --> Garther results
sudo reboot
(and then it crashes)

 

That’s it ? But then the log crash info isn’t logged ? How do i log the serial output ? I do have an USB to TTL converter.

 

(sorry for the noobish question, im trying my best)

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6 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

So i will no do the following, correct ?

Below sequence would do the trick:

armbianmonitor -u --> Garther results from working system

sudo nano /etc/armbianEnv.txt --> set verbority to 7
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot
(and then it crashes)
gather the logs from serial console at this point

 

5 minutes ago, MEMEs said:

How do i log the serial output ? I do have an USB to TTL converter.

https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4/dev/serial-console

The USB TTL converter you use must support 1.5mbps

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