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Bug#789727: Installation report - A13 Olinuxino

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: USB stick
Image version: debian-testing-armhf-CD-1.iso
Date: 2015-06-22 11:00PM

Machine: A13-OLinuXino
Processor: A13 Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Filesystem     Type     1K-blocks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mmcblk0p2 ext3       7325392 796036   6150580  12% /
udev           devtmpfs     10240      0     10240   0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs       101348   4340     97008   5% /run
tmpfs          tmpfs       253368      0    253368   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs          tmpfs         5120      0      5120   0% /run/lock
tmpfs          tmpfs       253368      0    253368   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1 ext3        245679  20114    212458   9% /boot

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn): no output

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [O]


I followed this tutorial in order to install the system:
My main disk is a MicroSD card pre-formatted with two partitions: a small one
for boot and a big one for the rest of the system. On this disk I installed
u-boot mainline (https://linux-sunxi.org/Mainline_U-boot) and nothing else. This
allowed me to load the rest of the installation system from a usb disk, with the
image for armhf processors.
I had problems launching the system from the usb disk, because u-boot told me
somthing about a ehci timeout. I booted 4 times my board before the installation
process started. Maybe this problem is related to my usb disk or something
missing in u-boot. Boh!
The board does not have a network interface, so I connected a wi-fi adapter to
make the system talk to my private network and Internet. After the reboot I
connected an ethernet adapter, identified. The firmware for my wi-fi network
adapter were found by the installer in the usb memory because I copied them here
in a folder called "firmware". I don't remember were I took them, but probably,
very probably, from my other system: a Lenovo with Debian Jessie (/lib/firmware).
The installation process was followed from a serial console and I have to say
that the graphic is not amusing, it's something confusing.
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