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Fresh Debian Images for A20?
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:30:35 PM »
can someone link in this topic some link to fresh Debian images for the Olinuxino A20?
The official one seems to be still at the 3.4 kernel version...
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Re: Fresh Debian Images for A20?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 08:22:29 AM »
Check the Armbian server images. Go to the web-site and select your board and you will find the download links and instructions.

Also check in the official Debian wiki here: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Allwinner
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 08:25:19 AM by LubOlimex »
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Re: Fresh Debian Images for A20?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 07:04:30 PM »
If you don't mind not having the tweaks from armbian, and prefer having all "clean" you can get a fresh install from the official netinstall stretch.
You have to go with two device :

A micro SD where you'll put the "launcher" : "zcat firmware.<board_name>.img.gz partition.img.gz > /dev/sdX" both file can be found here : http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-armhf/current/images/hd-media/SD-card-images/

Another USB, I personnaly used an old 1Go USB stick (just make a partition formated in fat for instance, works) where you'll drop the install iso (as a file, no need to dd, it will get autodetected). You can find the stable installer here : https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/armhf/bt-cd/ (bitorrent) or https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/armhf/bt-cd/debian-9.4.0-armhf-netinst.iso.torrent (ddl).

Then just start with everything pluged, using UART (with the following command : screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
Knowing for the wires :
GREEN : RX (goes on TX)
RED : TX (goes on RX)

...And you'll get to the super standard and known install process under debian. You should then write your system (at least /boot) on the "launcher" part (the microSD). All the other mountpoint can be in other places, like a HDD and such. It's a blast. When it works. é_è (got unrelated hardwares problems lately ;..;)

I'm just puting this here for me to remember too, I had some difficulty to understand "how to" from the documentation https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/armhf/ch04s02.html.en ; but in fact it's quite easy when you know.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 07:08:28 PM by otyugh »