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Archlinux (mainline) for Pinebook
#41
alankao, That's strange. Well, I've tried Arch on my 1080p Pinebook (not a manually downloaded image, though). You can choose Arch from installer's dropdown menu, and it booted and worked fine.
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#42
The u-boot included with that image doesn't work for some of the pinebooks. You can try to flash a newer one.

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#43
(11-29-2018, 12:19 AM)UltraBloxX Wrote: alankao, That's strange. Well, I've tried Arch on my 1080p Pinebook (not a manually downloaded image, though). You can choose Arch from installer's dropdown menu, and it booted and worked fine.

Hi UltraBloxX,

Thanks for sharing your experience.  I did flash it from the installer.
Now I suspect that a 128G micro SD might be too large for the booting process,
so I will try a smaller one instead.

BTW, is it true that the first boot takes more than 10 minutes?

Thanks!
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#44
Just in case, and while the u-boot is still old, you can use the following workaround (in my case, flashing the microsd):
  • Flash the image:
Code:
dd if=./archlinux-xfce-pinebook-20181104.img of=/dev/sdb bs=4M oflag=direct status=progress
  • Flash an updated u-boot:
Code:
dd if=./u-boot-sunxi-with-spl-pinebook.bin of=/dev/sdb bs=8k seek=1

I'm using @gamiee updated u-boot (I've attached here just in case)

NOTE: I've added the pdf extension to the u-boot file otherwise I couldn't attach it to the post.

HTH!


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.pdf   u-boot-sunxi-with-spl-pinebook.bin.pdf (Size: 604.14 KB / Downloads: 16)
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