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#1 2021-07-14 08:06:23

user9898
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Registered: 2020-06-26
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Banana Pi R1 Board - confused about SDcard bulding instructions

Hello community,

I want to use Devuan on my Banana Pi1 R1 board and the instruction for the sdcard write process are confusing me a bit.

Here are my questions:
1. Which image do I need to use ?
    Do I need to use the u-boot image ?

2. Once I extracted both files, in which order do I need to write both files to my sdcard ?

thx for all answers,

user9898

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#2 2021-07-16 00:49:00

tuxd3v
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Registered: 2019-11-14
Posts: 171  

Re: Banana Pi R1 Board - confused about SDcard bulding instructions

user9898 wrote:

1. Which image do I need to use ?
    Do I need to use the u-boot image ?

2. Once I extracted both files, in which order do I need to write both files to my sdcard ?

hello user9898,
Welcome to Devuan.

1) You need to get 2 files from http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/dists/beow … rd-images/ :
    firmware.Lamobo_R1.img.gz
    partition.img.gz

2) No, dont extract them separately just follow the section 'NETBOOT IMAGE CREATION' on  http://arm-files.devuan.org/README.txt:
    After you downloaded those files, you will create the final image following this command, in the order bellow:
    zcat firmware.Lamobo_R1.img.gz partition.img.gz > Lamobo_R1.img
   
    then, you have a final Image ready to be flashed to a sdcard( Lamobo_R1.img )

    To flash this final image to sdcard, you just need todo:
    Verify what disk is your sdcard carefully, and then,
    sudo dd if=PATH_TO/Lamobo_R1.img of=/dev/sd_card conv=sync

And that's it, you have a sdcard image, it already has uboot and all the necessary stuff in it smile
just put it on your device, and power it up smile

ho, check the section 'NETBOOT INSTALLATION', on the README.txt..
The better way to install it, is doing it via a usb/serial daptor, using lets say picocom for the serial connection..
but you can also try to load attach a keyboard/mouse and connect hdmi to display..

try what is the best option for you..

Let us now how it went smile


Best Regards,
tux

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