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WZ9V

Pinebook 14in not booting dev

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Armbian Legacy 5.56 Kernel 3.10 boots and installs to the eMMC (as long as ext2fs is picked).

 

Armbian Dev 5.56 Kernel 4.19 does not boot from the SD Card at all (power LED and black screen).  I don't have the serial console adapter (yet) so I don't know if there is something useful there.

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Today I compiled DEV for the Pinebook via the armbian-build-system and the created

stretch-Desktop-image

ARMBIAN 5.68 user-built Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.19.12-sunxi64

Linux pinebook 4.19.12-sunxi64 #5.68 SMP Mon Jan 7 12:43:14 +03 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
did boot without problems from my sdcard on my Non-HD-Pinebook ;)

 

Also did install & boot from eMMC (did use ext4-format)

 

Pinebook_5_68_kernel_4_19_12_sunxi64.jpg

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I was trying to use the one in the downloads link from the website.  Is yours a 1920x1080 or 1366x768 LCD?  Mine is the 1366x768

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3 hours ago, WZ9V said:

I was trying to use the one in the downloads link from the website.  Is yours a 1920x1080 or 1366x768 LCD?  Mine is the 1366x768

Mine is also the Non-HD 1366x768 Pinebook

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OK.  Thats wierd because mine won't boot any of the 4.19 options I've tried DietPi, Manjaro, and Armbian.  When I took a 1920x1080 display I used to upgrade a Pi-Top CEED and tried it Manjaro booted up.  Have not had a chance to try the others yet.  Maybe they tweaked something in the DEV that isn't in the Test one on the website that I was trying to use.

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Did you try to boot the console or the Desktop version?

 

I did find armbian 5.56 only with kernel 3.10 in the downloads.
This is the "oldest" 4.19 download (but with armbian 5.67):

https://dl.armbian.com/pinebook-a64/archive/Armbian_5.67_Pinebook-a64_Debian_stretch_dev_4.19.2_desktop.7z

 

The latest 5.59 nightly is at kernel 4.18:

https://dl.armbian.com/pinebook-a64/nightly/Armbian_5.59.180830_Pinebook-a64_Debian_stretch_dev_4.18.5_desktop.7z

 

Which download-link did you use?

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This one from the website downloads https://dl.armbian.com/pinebook-a64/Debian_stretch_dev_desktop.7z

 

It boots up fine now that I swapped to a 1920x1080 LCD.  Before I didn't even see the boot text messages, now I do and it starts all the way into the desktop.  Of course now the Armbian Bionic Legacy Kernel 3.10 that used to work, no longer does but I kind of expected that.

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4 hours ago, WZ9V said:

Of course now the Armbian Bionic Legacy Kernel 3.10 that used to work, no longer does but I kind of expected that.


You need a special version for that one to work ... but just for trying. Nobody will waste time on kernel 3.10.y Its all written here: https://www.armbian.com/pinebook-a64/

 

While with modern kernel - one SD card works on both:

 

Today/tomorrow images will be updated and tested once again.

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@Igor - Mine must have been special then, because it wouldn't boot with ANY distribution using a newer Kernel while it had the original 1366x768 LCD in it.  Now that I swapped it for a 1920x1080 LCD it seems pretty happy with the Testing 5.56 using 4.19 but the Bionic with 3.10 that used to work stopped.

 

I was going to do this upgrade anyway, just didn't expect to have to do it just to get things going.   It wasn't just Armbian, every other distribution I tried had problems except for the one it came with that was just way too sluggish.  Not exactly sure which one that was since the prior owner installed it and I didn't intend to stick with it anyway.

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