I have booted the R1 using the generic bananapi approach as described here :
and worked fine from the very first time I tried .
The reason I mentioned a SATA port , in difference to the original
bananapi , is that it is a full sized SATA port with power within the
connector , and it will take a 2.5" hdd directly on board without any
cables . Also while on the subject , the board by LAMOBO as delivered is
slightly different than the pictures . There is a hole in the PCB
located near the edge , in the empty corner of the board which looks
like is positioned as a HDD fixing point . So you end up with just one
mounting support point for the HDD , but it is probably sufficient with
the connector being the other . I would say you would need to use a
washer under the HDD to prop it up a little as it needs to clear some
surface mounted components that sit under the disk . Also the board as
delivered has a large piece of insulation tape 40mm x 40mm stuck over
those components as a way of insuring that the HDD will not short out
the components .
I have noticed that the Debian (bananian) boys have been working on an
image for the R1 :
I would like to try a kernel compilation , have not done this yet , not
sure how to go about doing this , (patching kernel src rpm ?) , until we
have a more permanent solution .
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I have an A10S-OlinuXino-MICRO board.
I loaded Fedora 20 on it before 21 was available and it worked fine. It
would use the HDMI monitor as its display.
I tried Fedora 21 on it today. I followed the F21 installation
instructions that said to write the image to the SD card and then copy
the U-Boot image for the specific card to the appropriate place. For
the Place I used the same instructions as given for the other A10 and
This booted up and wrote messages to the serial port. It ended with a
login prompt. If I tried to enter a username via the terminal emulator,
nothing happened. It didn't seem to get any characters. So I plugged a
USB keyboard into it, but to no avail. It recognized that I had plugged
a keyboard in, but wouldn't use anything I typed.
Is there additional configuration that I missed?
I have bought a Banana Pi R1 board with a plan to use it as my gateway
server/router and to replace a full-size PC which was doing the job
until now . It has , beside the regular banana hardware , a SATA
interface and most importantly 5 Ethernet ports (1 wan connection and 4
LAN connections) . My plan is to make it a router/firewall server as
well as ods-and-ends,print,http,file etc... machine . I was pleased to
see that Fedora 21 supports banana pi straight out of the box , so I
rushed out and installed the minimal version . All was good as far as
getting the banana r1 booted and talking , however one crucial part does
not work at the moment . And that is wired networking , it seems that
the drivers are not working or are missing. I have been able to get it
connected via an old USB-Ethernet adapter which was recognised
immediately. Can you please help in getting the networking working , I
can assist in providing prints , compiling software . Any assistance is
much appreciated .