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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Boot failures when booting from SD cards

There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours on compiling and preparing an SD card to boot the board with, only to have it not work. While it is critical to have a serial console to see a debugging output during this stage, sometimes no output is generated at all due to an incorrect SD card or binary. The most important thing when experimenting with the bootloader is to always have a known working copy at hand. This is to make sure that modifications to u-boot are not the cause.

The nightlies from linux-sunxi are an alternative, as those should always work. See http://dl.linux-sunxi.org/nightly/u-boot-sunxi/u-boot-sunxi/u-boot-sunxi-latest/ for a list of available bootloaders.

Sometimes, the microSD ...

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