Installing linux images
#1
Is there trick to creating the Linux image for the Quartz64?  I have no trouble burning and booting the Android 16MB emmc image but I have tried burning Armbian, Arch images and LibreElec to emmc and SD  and I don't get the the kernel logo (or any HDMI) from them.  I've tried burning with Windows and Ubuntu.

The SD image contend look find when they are mounted in Android.

Thanks,

Martin
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#2
I have not tested the eMMC variant with Android (it may be necessary to disconnect the module from the motherboard). If you have previously recorded an old system to the SD card, perform a complete cleaning of the SD card before recording the new system. This is a known issue with the old GPT schema (from old images).
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#3
Please attach an UART adapter to get console output in order to debug this further.

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#4
(07-06-2022, 01:08 AM)CounterPillow Wrote: Please attach an UART adapter to get console output in order to debug this further.

It is very likely to make a conclusion without the UART console.  Smile
Android on eMMC uses the old boot scheme, which is not compatible with new Linux systems. You need to either disable the eMMC module from Android and check the launch of a clean system only from the SD card, or erase the Android, or update the bootloader in Android (eMMC) to support the launch of any systems.
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#5
as CounterPillow says, you really need a compatible UART adapter to make much progress with these boards. I think that most of us use this one
https://pine64.com/product/serial-consol...r-edition/

Whilst you are waiting for it to arrive :-) can you get Linux to boot on a microSD card?

You could try boot the pgwipeout image on microSD as described here https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Quartz64#pg...uartz64_CI

if you can get that to work then there are line by line instructions to install Debian onto an eMMC here https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Installing_...e_Quartz64
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#6
When I say I can boot any Linux or LE via SD card that would be with no emmc card in.

I also see nothing on the console on UART0 via pin 12/14 in minicomm at various baudrate. This /dev/ttyUSB0 device works fine with other devices Should I be using UART2?

I do have BAT1 open and I have read that might need to be closed.

Martin
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#7
(07-06-2022, 11:12 AM)emveepee Wrote: When I say I can boot any Linux or LE via SD card that would be with no emmc card in.

I also see nothing on the console on UART0  via pin 12/14 in minicomm at various baudrate.  This /dev/ttyUSB0 device works fine with other devices Should I be using UART2?

I do have BAT1 open and I have read that might need to be closed.

Martin

Write more precisely, what do you want to get at the output? Running Linux with eMMC (with support for automatically starting other systems from an SD card if you connect an SD card)? Or do you want to have Android on eMMC and run from a Linux SD card?
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(07-06-2022, 11:12 AM)emveepee Wrote: When I say I can boot any Linux or LE via SD card that would be with no emmc card in.

I also see nothing on the console on UART0  via pin 12/14 in minicomm at various baudrate.  This /dev/ttyUSB0 device works fine with other devices Should I be using UART2?

I do have BAT1 open and I have read that might need to be closed.

Martin

Hello,

you need to connect to UART2 at 1.5 mbauds. Also, the BAT ON/OFF jumper needs to be closed if you don't have a battery connected, otherwise you will run into boot failures.

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#9
Thanks the issue was the missing jumper on BAT1. Adding it all images boot and I also get a console on UART2 which was also not available.

I contacted my vendor Ameridroid to let them know this jumper should be provided with the order.

Martin
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