Armbian_5.41 Upgrade Crashes


#1

Hi,

I installed the image Armbian_5.41_Bananapim64_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.18_desktop.img on eMMC. Then I updated the OS via: apt-get update & upgrade. The device then booted and got stuck at Armbian logo with the following error message at the bottom of the screen:

"Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address fff00000fff00"

Is this a bug or what? Thanks in advance.


(Igor) #2

Armbian sponsor expensive manual test upgrades only on supported boards. Hard to say, what went wrong, but latest clean images should work.


#3

The image Armbian_5.41_Bananapim64_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.18 does work. The problem is after running apt-get update & upgrade. Maybe my bpi m64 has a RAM memory issue? Is there a way to check it? Thanks.


(Igor) #4

Official Armbian images are v5.69 and come with a kernel 4.19.13 https://www.armbian.com/bananapi-m64/


#5

I just downloaded Armbian_5.69_Bananapim64_Debian_stretch_next_4.19.13.img from the link you provided and burned on a SD. My BPI M64 freezes while loading the OS on the Armbian Logo. I tried with different SD cards and the same issue happened. I also tried with Armbian Bionic but the system freezes as well.

The images Armbian_5.41_Bananapim64_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.18_desktop.img and Armbian_5.41_Bananapim64_Debian_stretch_next_4.14.18_desktop.img works fine. The problem is when I upgrade the system. I believe this is a bug.


(Igor) #6

I test the exact image - can’t reproduce. At least not with my Banana and my pitch perfect lab cabling/PSU. http://ix.io/1yuA and after update http://ix.io/1yuB

Start here to rule out basic problems. https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/ It can be more sinister like your memory is border quality. Diagnostic such problems is hard if you are alone and if you only have one board … which works.


#7

Thanks for your support but nothings seems to work for me. Below is what I did and whats going on:

  1. BPI M64, SD Card class 10, PSU 5V 2A
  2. Armbian_5.41_Bananapim64_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.18_desktop.img works fine 3.Armbian_5.69_Bananapim64_Ubuntu_bionic_next_4.19.13_desktop.img does not work. It freezes when loading the system no matter if burned on eMMC or SDcard.

OBS: I erased eMMC with /dev/zero. I tried with armbian-config in order to burn the image to eMMC and also doing dd from CLI. Both methods did not work.

Unfortunately I will most probably have to wait for a newer version of this great OS.


#8

Just to update this thread. I installed Armbian 5.65 Ubuntu bionic 18.04 kernel 4.14.78-sunix 64. Everything works fine if I do not update the following kernel related packages:

linux-dtb-next-sunix64 linux-image-next-sunix64 netplan.io

If I update the above mentioned packages then the system does not boot and freezes on the Armbian logo.


(Igor) #9

Those packages (except netplan) are a kernel image and device tree blob (hw settings for this kernel) which doesn’t seem to like your board.