new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

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new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby rezad » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:19 am

I installed new kernel of archlinuxarm on xu4 ,version linux-odroid-xu3 3.10.102-2, and at the end of installation it said do you want to write the new uboot. I confirmed it and it did and finished update.
but now odroid wont boot up.
can somebody help me fix this?
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby dox81 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:54 am

Same here. I restored a previous image and hopefully our devs will think this out. :)
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby rezad » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:55 am

how?
can I do that from linux?
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby dox81 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:07 am

Sure. But you should have a backup image first. I backup the image of the sd card each week. you can use dd utility to backup and restore a image from linux.
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby sachilles » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:28 am

Hi,

today I installed the kernel and uboot util update as well. So far I did not restart the odroid. But did realized the following hint?

>>> Note: boot.ini is no longer used. Make any customizations within /boot/boot.txt
and run ./mkscr within /boot to convert it to the boot.scr file.


In my case, running
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./mkscr
in the /boot directory result in the following warning message:

mkimage not found. Please install uboot-tools:
pacman -S uboot-tools


I had to install the uboot-tools in addition. However, since I fear the restart (and possibly a broken system) I can't comment on the question if this is the solution to your problem.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: Why I did not restart so far? Currently after running the bootloader from SD card my system starts from an hdd. Unfortunately the boot.txt file has a lot of changes, I have to figure out how to boot from hdd before restarting the odroid. Does anyone have an idea how to proceed in this direction?
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby dox81 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:38 am

@sachilles

If you do reboot, can you let us know if it's ok? I'm curios if uboot-tools package can fix our problem.
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby picklegun » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:13 pm

I just tried this with uboot-tools, runnning ./mkscr in /boot, and it did not work. I am in the boat with you guys. Does anyone have any beer?
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby dox81 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:24 pm

New update via pacman. Now we have kernel 3.10.102-3 and reboot works.
Big thanks to devs.
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby rezad » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:32 pm

couldnt do that because I had no backup.
I use rsync backup for files not images.

somebody helped me fix it by fixing the boot.txt
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Re: new kernel update for odroid xu4. and now wont boot up.

Postby Screamy » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:01 pm

I ran into the same issue and I'm not able to boot my XU4 even after a completely fresh install. I tried different Samsung UHS1 micro SD cards and different USB adapters, but no luck. All the steps in the install guide complete normally, but if I try to mount the card afterwards to check the filesystem, it fails with a generic error saying it's a bad partition or superblock.

My XU4 had been running fine for the last year, taking updatesevery week or so. The recent update wanted to rebuild uboot and after rebooting, it was dead (solid red led, no blue led).

Anyone know when a fix will be available??
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