With a fresh HiKey960, and the mezzanine, I’ve had a bit of an adventure getting debian loaded on.
While updating the firmware, I was getting Synchronous Exception at 0x0000000000000000 using the version 59 firmware that debian.org references as part of install. I tried version 85 as well which produced the same error message. I was able to get the version 85 debug version to install however.
I installed the latest debian snapshots off linaro.org, however on booting the device, minicom allows me to interact with the boatloader (ie I can scroll up and down from the choices of debian gnu/linux, advanced options etc, but choosing debian linux doesn’t result in a working console that I can input anything into. I see all the boot messages, example:
inaro-developer login: root (automatic login)
Last login: Thu Nov 3 17:16:44 UTC 2016 on ttyAMA6
Linux linaro-developer 4.19.5-hikey #26 SMP PREEMPT Sun Sep 8 01:23:41 UTC 2019 aarch64
The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
root@linaro-developer:~# [ 7.489428] wlcore: PHY firmware version: Rev 22.214.171.124.240
[ 7.629913] wlcore: firmware booted (Rev 126.96.36.199.76)
the system just won’t accept any input. Any ideas?