Startup Woes
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(07-26-2016, 02:55 AM)abasel Wrote: But regardless of the OS should there not be some sort of output to the display, even if it's an error?

Glad you got it working with Ghost's help. Just to clarify this point, ARM based boards like the pine64 are very dumb. There is no BIOS or EFI like on a Intel-x86/AMD64/PowerPC platform. Hence, if there is no OS on the microSD card, onboard NAND or other compatiable storage, it is as intelligent as a block of wood. First thing the ARM processor does is start loading data from the storage device, and it is at that point it starts realising what it is (via the power that is uBoot - which is essentially the ARM version of a BIOS - which is loaded form the storage device). 

So in a nutshell, no (or a blank or corrupt) microSD card on a pine64... you have a paperweight Wink

Again... welcome to the party! Big Grin


Messages In This Thread
Startup Woes - by abasel - 07-26-2016, 01:36 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by Ghost - 07-26-2016, 01:51 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by abasel - 07-26-2016, 02:55 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by Ghost - 07-26-2016, 03:02 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by abasel - 07-26-2016, 05:27 PM
RE: Startup Woes - by Ghost - 07-26-2016, 07:19 PM
RE: Startup Woes - by pfeerick - 07-27-2016, 07:42 PM
RE: Startup Woes - by z4v4l - 07-28-2016, 06:34 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by abasel - 07-27-2016, 02:00 AM
RE: Startup Woes - by Ghost - 07-27-2016, 06:39 AM

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