I’m trying to install Debian on HiKey 960 by following https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/96Boards/HiKey960 . In fact, I had to postpone my installation a month ago, because I couldn’t see what was happening without a 96Boards UART. Now that I’ve got one (shipped from China), I can see a GRUB menu (Debian GNU/Linux; Advanced options for Debian GNU/Linux) and make a choice from my keyboard. (I use minicom for this.)
Unfortunately, it all ends pretty quickly with:
linaro-developer login: root (automatic login) Last login: Thu Nov 3 17:16:44 UTC 2016 on ttyAMA6 Linux linaro-developer 4.15-hikey #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Mar 10 22:41:04 UTC 2018 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:~# [ 7.911406] wlcore: PHY firmware version: Rev 18.104.22.168.240 [ 8.019346] wlcore: firmware booted (Rev 22.214.171.124.76) [ 8.041077] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready [ 8.049881] wlcore: down [ 8.184208] mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 400000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 400000HZ div = 0) [ 8.227654] mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 25000000Hz (slot req 25000000Hz, actual 25000000HZ div = 0) [ 8.653521] wlcore: PHY firmware version: Rev 126.96.36.199.240 [ 8.771345] wlcore: firmware booted (Rev 188.8.131.52.76) [ 8.792923] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready [ 8.979082] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
After this, my keystrokes do nothing, i.e. I can’t send anything to the board. (I know how to set up wlan0 from command line, but I can’t get there unfortunately.) In other words, I’m stuck. Please help!