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Help wanted and appreciated to build an updated image for AML s905(x)(2), arm-64, etc...


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Hello everyone,

I would like to build an updated Armbian image for balbes150's arm-64 implementation.
Image family found here: https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/arm-64/

 

I have started some work on my personal armbian branch here: https://github.com/SLAzurin/build-armbian-custom/tree/arm64tv
Currently, I'm not sure about my progress, there were times I was able to build an image, but the machine wouldn't boot successfully. (using xdarklight's kernel files https://github.com/xdarklight/linux/tree/meson-mx-integration-5.14-20210718)
At most, it would boot into u-boot, and then hang after trying to start the Linux kernel.

When I try using balbes150's kernel (https://github.com/150balbes/linux-arm), it would fail to build the armbian image.

 

I'm just a regular software developer so I may not understand hardware related terms that well, sorry in advance.

 

Pointers, or any clues are very much appreciated =)

Edit:

My current hardware is a Nexbox A95x with AML s905x 2gb ram 16gb eMMC

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Yea I know he stopped working on it, which is why I want to try to keep it updated.
I'll try raising the verbosity and see what causes issues. Thanks for the suggestion.

Will do that and come back here.

 

Cheers!

 

Edit:
Does the verbose output require UART dongle? Cuz mine is in transit and wont have it until later on

Otherwise i can just keep using the HDMI output like how ive been doing it.

 

Edit2:

I don't have a soldering kit/don't know how to solder the UART header, it doesn't look like there's any out of the box.

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