Hello everyone, I purchased a BPI M2U in Taiwan about 3 weeks ago and have been slowly getting around to putting it in operation as I found my previous experience with a Cubieboard1 a bit challenging. In that case, I had to do a complete compile from scratch and install both U-Boot and the Linux image.
From what I can see, the Banana Pi M2U arrived without U-Boot or Linux installed, so I am wondering again what to exactly do.
I have located and downloaded a Linux “raw image”, but Banana Pi doesn’t offer any suggestion of how I should ‘dd’ the image to a microSDcard (class 10 or better). I can try doing what worked with the Cubieboard or what may have worked with another Banana Pi board, but it certainly would be nice to verify that the process is identical.
I presume the absence of U-Boot because the serial port at baud 115200 does not do anything in Putty, whereas I get U-Boot reports in Cubieboard even when I don’t have and microSDcard inserted.
But I do find it a bit annoying that BananaPi doesn’t have anything to say about the need to or the lack of need to install U-Boot.
++++++++++++++ In short, for each and every version of the Banana Pi, it would be extremely helpful if you provided the basics of getting an operating system up and running. Each seems to require its own recompile of U-Boot and Linux. Sunxi-Allwinner is very helpful, but many new users either would not go there or become lost in the added depth of technical info.
I’d really hate to install the wrong version of U-Boot and do significant damage to a new board. That’s why I turn to you for guidance.