For the benefit of others this is about booting this device without
having serial console or a monitor to view first boot prompts.
On 14/12/14 11:27, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
On 12/13/2014 01:52 AM, Robert Brown wrote:
> On 08/12/14 22:36, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 12/08/2014 06:30 AM, Robert Brown wrote:
>>> On 08/12/14 22:11, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> On 12/08/2014 05:16 AM, Robert Brown wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for the reply.
>>>>> On 08/12/14 14:43, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM, Robert Brown
>>>>>> <rebrown(a)exemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>>>>> Anyone working on a FC21 image for the A10? My device does
>>>>>>> give me
>>>>>>> access to a serial monitor so am hoping to change the dtb
>>>>>>> for the A10
>>>>>>> on a remix build and get this unit booting on 3.17.
>>>>>> You don't mention what your device is but a change in the
>>>>>> fix the lack of display, there's a complete lack of driver,
>>>>> Yes my wording could have been better.
>>>>> Changing the .dtb was only about getting the device to boot as I
>>>>> realise hdmi is not yet ready.
>>>>> The device is a Rikomagic MK802II. Booting it headless with 3.17
>>>>> is my aim but the soldering job for a serial console is a
>>>>> challenge beyond my soldering skills - see
>>>>> so am hoping some-one with a compatible device such as Mele A1000
>>>>> or CB1 could develop an image. A howto for the build and to get
>>>>> wireless configured for an ssh connection is an alternative.
>>>> You could just try booting without serial console if you provide
>>>> --norootpass on building the SD card. SSHD permits logging in as
>>>> root, just don't do this on the Internet, as you are sitting wide
>>> I think I would need to manually configure and select my local
>>> network SSID and passphrase to get it on the network so I can ssh
>>> to it. A new world for me under systemd.
>> After first boot, you can see what interface name it used, the
>> create an appropriate ifcfg- file. They still work.
>>>> Thinking about the firstboot script the only really needed things
>>>> it does is set the timezone and root password. You can add your
>>>> user after logging in as root.
>>>> I would suspect that if no serial console, it just comes up as
>>>> ready as possible. All you need is your WiFi to be working; that
>>>> is a pretty big assumption. You might have to get a supported
>>>> ethernet dongle.
>>> As above.
>>>> What has happened in booting without a serial console so far?
>>> I am running blind so I either see a new connection open up when I
>>> do an nmap search from my PC or more likely there is no new
>>> connection for the reasons I mention. The real trick is to know if
>>> I have even had a successful boot.
>> What else are you going to do right now but try?
> So on my attempts using Fedora-LXDE-armhfp-21-5-sda.raw.xz written to
> the sdcard using the manual instructions here
> including writing the appropriate u-boot to the media
> and setting up wpa using tips from
with edits of
> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and
Do you know what ethernet name is being used? Since your WiFi is a
USB dongle, there are a lot of possiblities. All the more reason for
If you know the MAC address you can create:
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*",
This will 'fix' the name you need for ifcfg-wlan0
I will have ago at this
but atm I don't think I am getting far into the
boot. Certainly does not seem to be logging in. Not sure if networking
can be enabled prior to login to allow ssh connection.
> I don't believe the boot is getting very far as messages in /var/log
> is empty.
No /var/log/messages anymore. It is all journalctl. Look in that
From my reading on journalctl I have not seen how to view any logs it
may have created. /var/log contains a folder named journal but this is
also empty so maybe same conclusion.
> Maybe because I am not yet logged in. Tried setting autologin in
Would not know about lxdm.conf
Yes I have considered using Minimal or xfce