New Debian 10 Buster images released for A20 and A64 boards and SOMs


We have released Universal A20 and A64 images with Debian 10 Buster.

There are few known issues which we work on:

  • Certain types of eMMC memories might start in HS-200 mode instead of SDHS mode. This causes eMMC installation and boot problems.
  • HDMI always takes precendence over LCD. This is even if you have enabled a
    display manually (interrupted u-boot and executed “olinuxino monitor set XXX”).
  • Boards with 5.x eMMC chips are unable to boot directly from eMMC;
    this is caused by poor eMMC 5.x support in eGON BROM;
    this issue is not related to the Linux image
  • The board currently cannot store rootfs on usb driver. The init script
    starts before the usb subsystem initialization.
  • If the board has eMMC and SPI, it’s not possible to boot from SPI and rootfs
    on SATA. This is due to the fact that u-boot searches first the eMMC storage
    for boot scripts.
  • LCD-OLinuXino-15.6FHD is not fully supported.
  • The GT2005 camera module in A20-SOM-EVB and A20-SOM204-EVB is not working.

New release is preparing and will be updated by the end of the month.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hxffhfhfj
    Sep 25, 2019 @ 11:56:23

    Tested it on the micro.

    Wrong resolution (HDMI).


  2. Wesley
    Apr 12, 2022 @ 03:30:58

    I write the A64 img file into a SD card, and try to boot it in VDP7-KA-W machine, but nothing happens, can you give me some help on how boot this or any linux in VDP7-KA-W machine? Great thanks again.


  3. John Bolton
    May 31, 2022 @ 17:03:14

    I have got 6x A13 OLinuxino boards here, but cannot buy your micro SD card because of Brexit you say… what crap… sounds like I should never have bought these boards from you in the first place… All I can do is chuck them in the trash !…


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jun 02, 2022 @ 10:19:27

      why you do not write your own cards? the images are public for download?


      • John Bolton
        Jun 03, 2022 @ 14:10:21

        I will take a look again !…. Searching with Google all I got each time was that I have to buy Micro read made SD cards from you – If I can download the .img it is ok !

      • John Bolton
        Jun 05, 2022 @ 18:04:52

        Happy to say I eventually found a link to download the .img for the A13 Allwinner chip OLinuXino and all 5x boards out of the 6x are working ok… The 6th one seems to be dead, just a red power lamp and that is all… Maybe you only `batch test` these boards ?… Did you ever produce an enclosure or plastic box for the OLinuXino ?… I like the smaller board very much A10 OLinuxino-LIME of which I have two here… Nice little plastic case you produced for that one… are you still producing the cases ?…Is there anything you are retiring and taking off production and offering at any special prices ?…

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