Apologies for what is clearly a n00b problem.
Just like user k_bergeron, I’ve set up countless Raspberry Pis by simply burning a image to an SD and plugging them in. I’ve got ~8-10 in my house running node.js and python doing everything from my garage door to temp sensors on my plants but I Cannot get this Banana Pi to boot.
I’ve been through this http://wiki.banana-pi.org/Getting_Started_with_BPI-W2 for months now and had no success. The document seems to imply a lot more knowledge than a new Banana Pi user has. Do I really need to connect a debug cable? do I really need to mess with the eMMc? Cant it just boot from an SD card? Where am I putting the u-boot.bin? is it just copied or is there an image to burn? Is there no way to do it without tftp from another linux box?
Can anyone out there Please give me a simple step by step to get a BPI-W2 v1.1 up and running on Raspbian (or really any linux distro)?
I’ve taken a 64GB SD card and, using Win32 DiskImager, burned 2018-09-17-raspbian-stretch-demo-bpi-w2-sd-emmc.img to it from the link provided. I’ve created a second partition of ~100MB and copied bluecore.audio, bpi-w2.dtb and uImage to it. Set the dip switch to both possible positions and after power up there is nothing apart from lights showing it has power.
I would love a simple, concise, how-to like this:
- set dip switch to position 1
- grab this image: “some image” and use win 32 disk imager to burn to SD card
- Copy “these files” to “here”
- Sacrifice a chicken under the full harvest moon
- Cross your legs and fingers while whistling Jump Around by House of Pain
- Power up the Banana Pi. (hopefully 4 and 5 aren’t necessary but at this point…)
The Getting started doc is confusing unless, seemingly, you’ve already set up a Banana. Honestly I’m sorry to have to post this. I hate having to ask for help but I’ve got no hair left to tear out.
Thanks in advance.