The 6 most common reasons why Pine64 won't boot
#11
(03-31-2016, 10:42 AM)pine.tree Wrote: Add the common peripherals in first boot issue- mouse, keyboard, wifi dongle, whatever; shouldn't be plugged in while the board first boots up on a new image.

Nope, it's Ethernet. At least with the RemixOS image. If Ethernet is connected on the first boot then this will never happen and you see the Pine64 logo forever. If Ethernet is disconnected and you see the floating Remix OS logo then the kernel is taking over and you can safely insert Ethernet again.

So there is another bug regarding Ethernet only affecting 1st boot behaviour at least with RemixOS. It should be easy to verify this with the Android image and get back to this thread.

But this collection of missing informations is rather useless since the Pine64 folks happily refrain from using all this user collected information to create a FAQ that might save new users some time.  Angry
#12
Yep, i was mistaken when we first tested our boards. we had keyboard, mouse, ethernet, power, HDMI out plugged in, it wasn't booting. We unplugged the ethernet, keyboard, mouse so it was only power and video. It booted successfully, so i assumed it was with all peripherals. I tested earlier today with just unplugging USB things and it wouldn't boot.

I forgot to narrow it down to the port type. My apologies.
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#13
(04-04-2016, 06:49 AM)pine.tree Wrote: I forgot to narrow it down to the port type. My apologies.

No problem. But to be sure: You confirmed the very same behaviour of RemixOS for the Android image? Plugged in Ethernet at 1st boot preventing to boot at all?
#14
(04-04-2016, 07:14 AM)Andrew2 Wrote:
(04-04-2016, 06:49 AM)pine.tree Wrote: I forgot to narrow it down to the port type. My apologies.

No problem. But to be sure: You confirmed the very same behaviour of RemixOS for the Android image? Plugged in Ethernet at 1st boot preventing to boot at all?

It just kept power cycling, didn't keep on for more than 5 seconds. Happens on the first boot, and for every boot after. (You can boot up RemixOS without ethernet, use it for however you like, but as soon as you connect ethernet it turns off and power cycles. Confirmed on 2GB RAM model, testing 1GB later today.
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#15
(04-04-2016, 07:48 AM)pine.tree Wrote:
(04-04-2016, 07:14 AM)Andrew2 Wrote: You confirmed the very same behaviour of RemixOS for the Android image? Plugged in Ethernet at 1st boot preventing to boot at all?

It just kept power cycling, didn't keep on for more than 5 seconds. Happens on the first boot, and for every boot after. (You can boot up RemixOS without ethernet, use it for however you like, but as soon as you connect ethernet it turns off and power cycles. Confirmed on 2GB RAM model, testing 1GB later today.

That wasn't the question and is a well known and well understood problem of RemixOS combined with the 2GB model: http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=509&page=2

It starts to get really useless to contribute here...
#16
I misunderstood. A lot of things.

I haven't personally tested the Android OS, just RemixOS. My other team members have tested Android and said that Ethernet was an issue with them, which i can 90% say is correct. I'll test the Android image myself and report back.
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#17
I can confirm the need to boot with ethernet unplugged. Regarding the PSU, I successfully tried as a temporary fix a Galaxy S5 charger. Neither mouse or keyboard were an issue.
#18
(04-03-2016, 11:41 PM)Andrew2 Wrote: Since this thread has been unpinned in the meantime obviously the forum admins and/or Pine64 people think all issues have been successfully resolved in the meantime.

It's still up top in the "important threads" link. And this is all still good, relevant advice. The power situation, for example: many people might make the (frankly, sensible) assumption that the well-built 5-USB charging hub that safely and completely fills the 2A power requirement of their tablet would be fine for the Pine64. Knowing that it may not work due to the Pine64's lack of compliance with USB charging specifications may save a ton of hassle and wasted troubleshooting up front.

Once the wiki gets fleshed out and these forums stabilize, then maybe this thread can get buried. But until then, thanks for the tips!
#19
Pass this on to the Remix and Android teams. longsleep got it worked out.

https://github.com/longsleep/linux-pine6...6021a4484f

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#20
Just got my board and all I have is a red light when I plug it in. Nothing else. Had a bitch of a time trying to get Phoenix Card to NOT error out. I have a USB cord from my tablet. Do I need a better one? I have tried this every way I can think of and this is not booting.


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