Host OS: x86_64 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
$ uname -a
Linux t430 4.4.0-53-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 2 15:59:10 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_111"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_111-8u111-b14-2ubuntu0.16.04.2-b14)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.111-b14, mixed mode)
$ fastboot --version
fastboot version 302830efc153-android
I am trying to use fastboot to boot my own kernel from a Debian based installation but the dragon board (consumer edition) is not recognised, i.e “fastboot devices” returns nothing.
From the board’s factory Image I installed Debian using the SD card method. Installation was successful and Debian booted just fine. From there I switched off the board, removed the SD card, reset S6 to 0-0-0-0, held the S4 button, powered the card again and released S4. No matter how long I wait “fasboot devices” (called as “root”) never finds anything.
The serial port is connected to the host and “/dev/ttyUSB0” is created, so that part is alive.
On Ubuntu 16.04 “fastboot” can be installed using apt-get. Two packages are available: “fastboot” and “android-tools-fastboot”. I tried both (with root privileges) and neither is working. I also installed exactly the same android SDK as described in the youtube video to no avail.
The same happens when an Android Image is installed on the board.
Is this a bootloader problem? Is anyone else experiencing issues?