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#1 Re: ARM Builds » armhf not possible on cubietruck » 2021-01-24 22:59:38

Thanks for all the input !

After some days the USB - serial adapter arrived. But it had to stay in the envelope.

I tried to mount the written flash card and alter boot.scr
The truck booted up und continously tried to boot from network.
But i changed converted the boot.cfg right on the mounted SD card.
This may have been not the right war, because it didn't work.
After some attempts i did quit this.

Then i moved to read about extlinux.conf
I'm could not try this, there are too many questions:

It says, it's about booting from ext filesystem.
After putting firmware and partition archives to SD card, there's only one vfat partition.
Others reported they had two partitions with using extlinux method.
First guess was formatting the card to ext filesystem, but then i still didn't
have an idea about the second partition i was missing.

So i will wait and gather some information about this before i will have a next try.
It looks too promising not to try it.

Instead i opened the usb <-> uart adapter envelope and installed it this afternoon.

The information about using the right connectors came from here: … onnection/

#2 Re: ARM Builds » armhf not possible on cubietruck » 2021-01-06 13:43:05

Just ordered an adapter.
Thank you so far !

#3 Re: ARM Builds » armhf not possible on cubietruck » 2021-01-06 07:09:09


Thank you a lot !

I'm sorry ... Happy new year !! wink

I'd love to be able to go to the boot prompt and i tried two different keyboards
but neither of them worked. It looks like they'are simply not recognized at the
stage where one could interrupt the boot process.
I've read somewhere that a USB hub in between could possibly make a difference,
but it didn't. sad
Is it possible to change the - is it the boot.scr file ? - boot process somehow ?

#4 ARM Builds » armhf not possible on cubietruck » 2021-01-05 23:54:58

Replies: 11


I'm not able to even start the installer armhf version on a Cubietruck.
I've tried ASCII as well as beowulf version. For both of them the pinned
instructions do not work at all.

The system boots up.
Beowulf reports starting the kernel. But the screen just goes black.
ASCII shows two tux symbols after starting the kernel. But it goes
black as well.
LEDs do not show any activity at all. Just the green led.

For beowulf i did:
zcat firmware.Cubietruck.beowulf.img.gz partition.img.gz > /dev/sdj

For ascii:
xzcat devuan_ascii_2.0.0_armhf_sunxi.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdj bs=2M
dd if=Cubietruck_defconfig.bin of=/dev/sdj bs=1024 seek=8 && sync

Am i missing something ?


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