After a long vacation I’m back.
Running down the list I still can’t find the IP address for my Pine64+. It’s not showing in the router’s interface and I can’t raise it with any tools in the terminal. I waited 10 minutes. I wrote the image using dd in my terminal as noted in the manual. I can try Etcher if you think that would make a difference. I hooked it up to the serial console and as best I can tell it’s outputting random strings of unicode characters like "9�Ո��9d�DΧ�����p�J����)�!�
". It changes every boot. I’ve exhausted my free time for today, but I’ll try Etcher on Monday. If you have any ideas please let me know.
I double checked where I plugged the TTL cable in and sure enough it was backwards. I fixed it and now I’m getting intelligible output. Every time I boot up this is what I see:
U-Boot 2019.01+dfsg-7 (May 14 2019 - 02:07:44 +0000) Allwinner Technology
CPU: Allwinner A64 (SUN50I)
DRAM: 1 GiB
MMC: SUNXI SD/MMC: 0
Net: eth0: ethernet@1c30000
USB0: 1 USB Device(s) found
scanning usb for storage devices... 0 Storage Device(s) found 1 switch to partitions #0, OK
mmc0 is current device
25186874 bytes read in 4819 ms (5 MiB/s)
Booting Debian 4.19.0-5-arm64 from mmc 0:1...
## Flattened Device Tree blob at 4fa00000`
Booting using the fdt blob at 0x4fa00000
[ 1.603531] Initramfs unpacking failed: uncompression error
[ 2.501398] sun50i-de2-bus 1000000.de2: Error couldn't map SRAM to device
Does that tell you anything? I googled around, but I can’t find anything directly relevant. I think I’ll try Etcher next.