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Can't boot in to Armbian, ** File not found /boot/zImage **, etc...

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Post time 2019-5-2 08:18:19 | Show all posts |Read mode
Edited by BryanFRitt at 2019-5-28 01:17

I can't boot into my Orange Pi.


At first I noticed that the ethernet wasn't working(after an update?), but the wireless was. Trying to fix it I impulsively chose the install different kernel fom armbian-config. Now it's not booting.

I've now made a abackup of that image(I can go back to this if needed, wish I made a backup when it was working), and started playing around with that backup to see if I could fix the issue, but no luck so far.

Stuff I've tried:
I can do a `chroot` into the image and run commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get --reinstall install $(dpkg --get-selections | cut -f1 | tr '\n' ' ') # aka reinstalling everything

I`ve tried downloading a new orange pi image and it seamed to work fine with my brief test(didn't even log in), but I don't really want to have to redo everything.

Not sure what information you might need to help me, but here are some things I came across that might be something: (ideas?)

** File not found /boot/zImage **

-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root    3708 2018-01-27 13:28 boot.scr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7476688 2019-04-08 01:46 vmlinuz-4.19.25-sunxi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      21 2019-05-01 17:18 zImage -> vmlinuz-4.19.25-sunxi

no partition table

* ERROR: `serverip` not set /000000 (repeats message with below, but with one less 0 until there are none.)

Retrieving file: prelinux.cfg

missing environment variable: bootfile

BOOTP broadcast 1 (goes up to 17 and then says a  message and repeats)

'RESEARCHING ISSUES UPDATE: I found https://github.com/armbian/build/issues/319 which looks simular to boot screens I have.

'CHROOT UPDATE': It seams that `chroot` isn't saving changes I make. When I unmount then remount the partition my CHANGES ARE GONE.
Now I've even tried to format the card with gparted and no changes were made! Tried it from a microSDtoSD card holder and a microsSDtoUSB reader, same results. Guessing either the card is bad or the host OS is messing up, guess I'll try from a Windows installation later. If I couldn't write to the drive anymore, why wasn't I getting any messages saying so?
NOTE: This was just the card that I was testing out fixes with, not the original card that was in the Orange Pi when all of this started.

SUDO=$(which sudo) # /usr/bin/sudo on this system
CHROOT="/mnt/pi-armbian"
#$SUDO /bin/mkdir -p $CHROOT # only needed if directory doesn't exist
#$SUDO qemu-debootstrap --arch armel stretch $CHROOT http://deb.debian.org/debian/ # this needs to be done one time
SUDO=$(which sudo) # /usr/bin/sudo on this system
$SUDO /bin/mount /dev/mmcblk0 $CHROOT
$SUDO /bin/mount --bind /dev/ $CHROOT/dev
$SUDO /bin/mount --bind /dev/pts $CHROOT/dev/pts
$SUDO /bin/mount --bind /dev/shm $CHROOT/dev/shm
$SUDO /bin/mount -t sysfs sysfs $CHROOT/sys
$SUDO /bin/mount -t proc proc $CHROOT/proc
$SUDO cp -L /etc/resolv.conf $CHROOT/etc/resolv.conf
$SUDO chroot $CHROOT

/bin/echo "to uninstall this chroot :"
/bin/echo "for i in /tmp /run /proc /sys /dev/pts /dev/shm /dev \"\"; do $SUDO /bin/umount $CHROOT\$i ; done"
/bin/echo "do double checkk that $CHROOT got unmounted..."
/bin/echo "$SUDO /bin/umount $CHROOT"

'MONEY' UPDATE: I saw that I could give 'money' for answers to this, I didn't think it would take away any 'money' until someone answers. Thought these would be maximum amounts that I could change unused 'money' amounts, and it wouldn't affect my 'user group'. If I had know they weren't I might have changed the options.

It put me back at 'novice' with 'zero' money . 1st time trying out the 'money' feature. What are the odds that I'll get 112 replies from 12+ users to this post?
I don't see any ways to change the 'money' settings for this post
No way to get 'money' back even if no one answers?
Is there a forum moderator that could help me change this?

UPDATES:

Looks like I had to 'earn' enough 'money' to go back to being in the 'Registered member' group to get my 'money' back. Leaving alone for now. I think there's something wrong with how some things are calculated, like it subtracts when it should add, or something is exclued/included when it should be included/excluded.

I redid my Orange Pi instead of trying to fix this problem. 1st redo attempt had the Pi taking up all available nnn.nnn.nnn.1..253 IPs according to the router.

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Post time 2019-5-4 20:35:19 | Show all posts

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When selecting another kernel, you had received a warning that board might not boot ...

I don't understand what you are trying to do ... start with a clean image.
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