Linux Build Help: Stuck at "Starting kernel ..."
So I kept testing over the last few days. The kernel is properly built. 

I tested it by mounting the prebuilt Armbian 5.90 Debian Stretch 4.4.182 and changing the symlink to test my linux image. This booted properly but does lose console during the boot. It seems like either the earlycon or the bootconsole is set incorrectly to print the messages prior to entering user space:

## Loading init Ramdisk from Legacy Image at 04000000 ...
  Image Name: uInitrd
  Image Type: AArch64 Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 4460484 Bytes = 4.3 MiB
Load Address: 00000000
Entry Point: 00000000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
## Flattened Device Tree blob at 01f00000
Booting using the fdt blob at 0x1f00000
Loading Ramdisk to f5ac0000, end f5f00fc4 ... OK
reserving fdt memory region: addr=1f00000 size=7e000
Loading Device Tree to 00000000f5a3f000, end 00000000f5abffff ... OK

Starting kernel ...

[ 0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
[    0.000000] Linux Version 4.4.190-gd3f1be0ed310-dirty (ianh@ianh-Latitude-E5470) (gcc version 8.3.0 (Ubuntu 8.3.0-6ubuntu1~18.04.1) 9)
[    0.000000] Boot CPU: AArch64 Processor [410fd034]
[    0.000000] earlycon: Early serial console at MMIO32 0xff1a0000 (options '')
[    0.000000] bootconsole [uart0] enabled

Debian Stretch with Armbian Linux ttyS2

rockpro64 login:

Is the bootconsole supposed to be set to [uart2]?

So from my previous post, I correctly set the memory address for the DTB and the kernel works with the rest of Ayufan's images. I also tested with the DTB from my linux build and that worked as well. 

If anyone has any idea if this is an upstream U-Boot problem with the Ayufan linux build or if I am making some stupid mistake somewhere please let me know.


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RE: Linux Build Help: Stuck at "Starting kernel ..." - by ihamilton - 10-09-2019, 04:08 PM

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