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#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!


Attached Files
.pdf   u-boot-sunxi-with-spl-pinebook.bin.pdf (Size: 604.14 KB / Downloads: 21)
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#45
Anarsoul's Arch has been upgraded to 4.20
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#46
Heart 
I'm currently very happy and wanted to thank Anarsoul & all of you for your work - I used the SD card image to boot up my Pinebook 1080p today and used it to pacstrap Arch Linux to the eMMC with my specific needs (encrypted LVM, LXQt).

By peeking at what Anarsoul's scripts do when creating an image & combining that with my AMD64 Arch installation experience, it was very simple.

Now I finally have a system exactly the way I like it (especially I can put sensitive stuff on it now because I don't have to fear to forget the Pinebook somewhere anymore).

So really, thank you very much.

I was a little bit worried about the speed drop due to the encryption, but it's barely noticeable.
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