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  How to compile ayufan repo step by step?
Posted by: hisstone - 03-12-2019, 03:09 AM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCK64 - No Replies

I am recently buy a rock64 board, when search using google, I found  ayufan repo, so I download the SD card image from release link below: 
https://github.com/ayufan-rock64/linux-b.../tag/0.7.9 , such as stretch-minimal-rock64-0.7.9-1067-arm64.img.xz

[url=https://github.com/ayufan-rock64/linux-build/releases/download/0.7.9/stretch-minimal-rock64-0.7.9-1067-arm64.img.xz][/url]the rock64 can start normal and into the linux system.

But when I changed some config in kernel, what is the step to create a SD image base on some components like: u-boot.img, boot.img, and buildroot rootfs.ex4.

Thanks a lot.

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  ROCK64 NAS guide
Posted by: midstar - 03-11-2019, 10:40 AM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCK64 - No Replies


I have been using a Raspberry Pi and lately a Banana Pi as a NAS. The throughput of these devices is really slow (3-4 MB/s for Raspberry Pi and 8-10 MB/s for Banana Pi). I have been looking for an alternative with USB 3.0 for several years and last year I finally found ROCK64 and I'm really happy that I bought it. 

Since I'm always connected to my NAS through a 802.11b Wifi network my bandwidth is limited by the network and not by the ROCK64. I have a throughput of 20 MB/s over Wifi which is perfect for my needs.

To help others to get started with using ROCK64 as a NAS I wrote a guide here:


Best Regards,

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  How is the RockPRO64 with android?
Posted by: nJoy. - 03-11-2019, 05:02 AM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCKPRO64 - No Replies

Hi, so I am thinking of getting a RockPro for my projects. Looks nice by specs and most importantly it looks like it supports android. So here is my question. How well does it work with it? I am thinking of doing a car media center and I wouldn't like if it would lag badly like raspberry does. Not much information on how it performs. Atleast not that I know of. So maybe someone could give me some info? How well does it perform?

Thanks and best regards!

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  NAS Case and two hard drives?
Posted by: jsfrederick - 03-10-2019, 08:12 PM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCKPRO64 - Replies (5)

I finally got around to putting together my RockPro64 and the NAS case.

I have the PIne64 power supply (12V/5A) as well as 2 8TB Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.

When I booted from Armbian, NextcloudPI, and Ayufan's OMV image on an EMMC card, all is fine.

Once I added the 2 Drives, nothing...

Reimaged the EMMC and tried with 1 Drive, nothing...

Reimaged the EMMC again and tried with a WD 4TB Red NAS drive, nothing...

Reimaged again and tried with just the EMMC card and all is fine.

Guessing the Hard Drives I have are drawing too much power for the stock Pine64 power supply. Is it possible to put in a higher amp power supply? Maybe 6 or 7 amps?

Thoughts or suggestions?


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  Status of Parrot Linux on Pinebooks?
Posted by: secristr - 03-10-2019, 02:39 PM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

Does anyone know the status of Parrot Linux on the Pinebooks? 

From the Parrot side many moons ago I asked their forums when I saw an announcement about a port in the press, and at the time was told there were issues with binary blobs.  Today the "other builds" downloads area has a Pine 64 ARM link
but the README.txt file there says only "Pine64 images are not yet available. We hope to release them as soon as possible."


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  Rock 64 network error as soon as I try to write or read.
Posted by: georgegohl888 - 03-10-2019, 01:27 PM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCK64 - Replies (1)

I'm trying to build a rock 64 nas with a 1tb hdd to upgrade from my raspberry pi nas that topped out at 11 MB/s.
I have installed OMV multiple times and followed tutorials. Everything seems to work. I can mount the network drive however what happened is that when I would write files to it it would start at 11 MB/s and slowly tail off to zero then windows gives me a network error and i have to restart the rock 64. I've tried everything. Bought a new usb 3 adaptor, installed various flavours of linux and used samba instead but the same error. ive tried disabling the uas driver all to no avail. It seems to be able to write some data but seems to get stuck on larger files.
Any ideas?
Thanks, George

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  RK3328 officially updated to Android 9
Posted by: ycllwl - 03-10-2019, 04:14 AM - Forum: Android - No Replies

When will ROCK64 follow up?


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  PCI-E Card failure?
Posted by: smx - 03-10-2019, 03:21 AM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (1)

like how I ask in my previous post : https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7125 - I have connected the RP64 to an molex +12 Volt cable of my 600W ATX PSU - Its working without any pci-e card, booting up etc as expected.

If I test the voltage, my half working diagnostic tool say its arriving 13-14 Volt ... (is this normal? not 12v??) - I cant check the current (amp) but how I understand there should be enough amps, in the internet somebodys say its can be 12A depending on how many devices connected, so I have no other devices on that 600W PSU.

I try just with ayufans image : stretch-openmediavault-rockpro64-0.7.14-1081-armhf.img.xz

The SATA PCI-E Card which I bought:

  • Chipset: ASMedia1061 x 4
  • Ports: 8 SATA 6GB/s Ports
  • Compliant with PCI-E Specification V2.0 and backward compatible with PCI-E 1.X
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Compatible with SATA 6G, 3G and 1.5G Hard drives
  • Compliant with PCI-E Specification v2.0 and backward compatible with PCI-E v1.x
That chipset, I saw was patched to the kernel which ayufan is using, I double checked in his source-code to find, and I did.

On the board, all the LED´s working normal, heatsinks of both cards are getting hot and the LAN-Port LED´s blinking as normal.

If I connect a HDMI cable, I get a signal, but the screen is blank/black (no cursor) - with and without connected card

Has anyone a hint how I can debug with a verbose boot to see errors or booting sequence on the hdmi signal?

Its possible that the PCI-E Card is not get enough power? I have a extender cable for PCI-E x4 (20cm) - ( If I connect it with that extender the RED/WHITE LED´s are not turning on or turning off quickly, without that extender the LED´s working normal. )

I saw several times on PCI-E GPU extender cables that is separatly powered with a normal DC-Jack plug. I have at office someof this mining pci-e x1 usb extender, but Im afraid its not provide enough bandwith for GIGABIT storage function.


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  The phone project is pointless
Posted by: jack1 - 03-09-2019, 06:29 PM - Forum: General - Replies (3)

The phone project is pointless if it will use a quectel module, since these modules uses android internally.
If you goal was get rid of android, you wont.
Ok the module is isolated from the main board, but it still has access to a lot of information like:
phone calls numbers/audio, sms, gps, mobile urls and data...
if this is the project, its better a 50$ android phone.

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  Trying to install OpenBSD, I get u-Boot error
Posted by: AndroTester - 03-09-2019, 05:34 PM - Forum: BSD - Replies (1)

Hi there.

I tried to install OpenBSD, I copied the minirootfs to sd card from an OpenBSD machine and copied relevant dtb to sd card:

dd if=miniroot64.fs of/dev/rsd0c bs=1m
mount /dev/sd0i /mnt
mkdir /mnt/allwinner
cp /usr/local/share/dtb/arm64/allwinner/sun50i-a64-pine64.dtb /mnt/allwinner

But it didn't help. I get 
U-Boot SPL 2018.09 (Oct 12 2018 - 03:54:15 -0600)
### ERROR ### Please RESET the board ###

Please advise

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