Edited by dlanor at Tue Dec 2, 2014 04:40 |
spadesbond replied at Sun Nov 30, 2014 09:08
Hi, I have the same problem. Could anybody upload to somewhere a modified image? I will really appre ...
Since there is nothing wrong with the image, there is no modification we can do that will make it work for you.
If you can't flash the image such that it works correctly, then something goes wrong with the flashing process.
The most common problems are an incompatible OS (eg: Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10), or an incompatible SD card writer.
Another cause for problems is if you don't follow the correct procedure in using the PhoenixCard program to flash the card.
I've posted this before, but perhaps that post has 'drowned' it its thread by now... So I may as well do it again. ;)
1: Insert the SD card in the card writer (I assume that was either built-in, or at least already connected to the PC).
2: Check the drive letter assigned for the card by Windows. (If none, format the card so it gets a drive letter.)
3: Launch the PhoenixCard program.
4: In PhoenixCard's selection box labeled 'disk', click the arrow to open a dropdown menu where you select the drive letter noted in step 2 above.
5: Click the button labeled "Img File" to open the file selector where you choose the Android image file to be used.
6: In the 'Write Mode' rectangle, click the selection for "Startup!". This shows a confirmation popup that you close by clicking OK.
7: In the row of 5 buttons, click the button labeled "Format to Normal". This shows a popup asking if the drive letter is correct, proceed by clicking Yes.
8: Await completion of the format, as shown not only in the text output field, but also with a new popup box. Proceed to next step only AFTER that popup.
9: In the same row of 5 buttons, click the button labeled "Burn". Again you get a popup to confirm drive letter, proceed by clicking Yes.
10: Await completion of the burn. The text field will show completion of several partitions on the card. It is not really complete until you see the text "Burn End. . ."
11: In the row of 5 buttons, click the one labeled "Exit" to leave PhoenixCard
12: In the 'system tray' area of the Windows taskbar, use the gadget for save removal of the SD card. (ensures all write buffers are definitely flushed)
13: Remove the SD card from the card reader, as it is now ready for use in the Banana Pi.
Btw: Some people think that the 'Format to Normal' command is redundant, as the 'Burn' command also starts with a formatting procedure.
But I think these are different types of formatting. The 'Format to Normal' is really a cleaning out of the partition tables, to start with a 'clean slate'.
People who skip that part of the procedure often run into problems when trying to boot their cards in the BPi.
Ooops! I forgot the most important step of all, where you select the image file to be used. I'm sure everyone realized it already, but I still have to add it to the list. (inserted as #5)
Best regards: dlanor