Not sure which category to put this in - none of them seem to mention Banana Pi Pro… Maybe an admin can move it to the right place.
Anyway, we bought a pair of Banana Pi’s in 2015. This one boots, but cannot be logged into - even with a fresh image.
A few things I have noticed:
Prior to the OS booting, whilst still in U-Boot, I see the following message:
*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment
Taking the SD card out and examining the /var/log/auth.log file shows multiple instances of the following lines:
session closed for user root account root has password changed in future
Seems like some sort of issue with the real time clock. I cannot see any command to deal with the clock in U-Boot. What I have tried, in order to get rid of the CRC error message is:
env default -f -a env save
This did not seem to help.
In order to try and get the clock sorted out, I hooked the system up to a network, hoping that the NTP might sort it out overnight. That didn’t work.
I’m wondering if I can do something by editing /etc/rc.local and doing something to force the clock in there.
Am I just beating a dead horse here? Should I just give up and put it in the bin?
If you’ve managed to make it this far, thanks for reading