I have followed the ‘Early Access’ guide to install the revised partition table and associated files, then the Debian Jesse image. Each stage reported success.
When I attempt to boot the OS, I get:
- No video output;
- USB hub initialization;
- Caps lock and Num Lock keys on keyboard start working after (say) 20 seconds;
- USB wired network adapter initializes and gains link, but doesn’t appear to pick up an IP address;
- Blindly typing a command sequence (verified on another HiKey system) which should light up the first on-board LED does not work
These were tried with both a uSD and EMMC image. (Note: the EA guide appears to have at least a formatting typo around the uSD dd section where the boot-fat.emmc.img flashing is described).
Testing further with the uSD image:
- Two lines added to /etc/rc.local to (1) turn on the first user LED, and (2) place the date in a file both seem to produce no effect.
I would surmise that I’m getting a kernel that’s booting far enough to start up the USB and event subsystems but falling short of video and systemd startup (?).
Any suggestions or pointers appreciated!