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how can I install a new firmware image to my new OrangePi PC plus eMMC?

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Post time 2016-10-25 22:55:53 | Show all posts |Read mode
Hi,

Just received my new OrangePi PC plus and it came with android pre-installed in eMMC.

How can I install a new image to PCplus  eMMC?
E.g. if I download Lubuntu or an Armbian image, how can I install it to eMMC?



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Post time 2016-10-26 02:33:52 | Show all posts
Hi Christos

I posted the same question 6 days ago.
http://www.orangepi.org/orangepi ... amp;extra=#pid15723

Perhaos new owners of OPI PC may not know the answer. However it is is strange that staff at  OrangePI.Org refuse to answer such a basic question about a new product.

Anyhow, if you look in the downloads section there is a script called  install_to_emmc

Try, that. For me it failed at
Formating fat partition ...  ERROR

When I ran the failing command from that point it gave:
sudo mkfs.vfat -n EMMCBOOT ${sdcard}p1mkfs.fat 4.0 (2016-05-06)
mkfs.vfat: unable to discover size of /dev/mmcblk1p1


Of course the board is stupidly useless if he OS does not run on the EMMC.

In addition my board has an RJ45 port that does not work.

So far I am very disappointed with my first OrangePI purchase.

 Author| Post time 2016-10-26 02:56:02 | Show all posts
Hi nobicycle,

Have a look at this forum/thread
-> http://forum.armbian.com/index.p ... pi-pc-plus-on-emmc/

Tried that place too and at least got a reply, managed after that to install a new firmware image in eMMC.

So far, I'm satisfied (almost impressed) with the OPiPC+ as a product, its support though is another story..

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Post time 2016-10-26 03:14:54 | Show all posts
Christos replied at 2016-10-26 02:56
Hi nobicycle,

Have a look at this forum/thread

Thanks for the reply. I am using the ArchLinux_Minimal.img not Arbian. Maybe I can take a peek at what nand-sata-install script does.  Is the script published anywhere (apart from being buried in the img file)?


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Post time 2016-10-26 04:02:40 | Show all posts
Christos replied at 2016-10-26 03:21
-> https://github.com/igorpecovnik/lib/blob/master/scripts/nand-sata-install/usr/lib/nand-sata-inst ...

Thanks.

I can't really ask questions on Arbian about Arch :-)

Thanks for the script. I have yet to read it.

What I did try was to transfer the image dirrectly with:

dd if=/mnt/ArchLinux_Minimal.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=4M

But it didn't work.

Let me read the script.

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