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OLinuXino Android / Linux boards and System On Modules => A64 => Topic started by: maurya on April 27, 2018, 08:57:51 pm

Title: Booting from NAND
Post by: maurya on April 27, 2018, 08:57:51 pm
Hello,
We have a new A-64 board and working successfully with sd card image. We would like to boot the board from on board NAND without SD card. Can anyone please share the procedure?

Thanks
M
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: LubOlimex on April 30, 2018, 10:26:02 am
Hey,

The A64 board has eMMC, not NAND.

Try to transfer the Linux to the eMMC with the eMMC.sh script. Try to execute the eMMC install script with:

sudo ./emmc.sh

Let us know how it goes.

Best regards,
Lub/OLIMEX
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: FalloutST on September 28, 2021, 11:31:39 pm
Can NAND be assembled to existing place? will it work? 
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: FalloutST on September 29, 2021, 07:11:40 pm
acording to this scheme (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/master/HARDWARE/A64-OLinuXino/1.%20Latest%20hardware%20revision/A64-OLinuXino%20hardware%20revision%20E/A64-OlinuXino_Rev_E.pdf)
installed NAND chip but getting u-boot message Card did not respond to voltage select
Am I did some thing wrong or some special chip only can be assembled
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: LubOlimex on September 30, 2021, 08:53:06 am
NAND memories have NO support in mainline Linux. It is not recommended to use NAND with A64-OLinuXino. If you wish to add flash memory, use eMMC.
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: FalloutST on September 30, 2021, 12:24:23 pm
It is not recomended due to notes declared on scheme? If so, I'd like to proceed.
Any way, may be you can point on way to enable that future...
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: JohnS on September 30, 2021, 12:28:49 pm
Quote from: FalloutST on September 30, 2021, 12:24:23 pmAny way, may be you can point on way to enable that future...

You would need to get Linux mainline to add support - very very unlikely - or do it yourself.

John
Title: Re: Booting from NAND
Post by: LubOlimex on September 30, 2021, 01:25:22 pm
It is not implemented due to drivers being closed source and mainline Linux will not include binary blobs. Noone did any work about NAND in mainline. If you want to use NAND you have to use older sunxi images (kernel 3.4.xxx)!

With mainline kernel images - forget about getting NAND working.