Testing image (Lime) not working on first boot


Problem description
I wanted to try the latest testing image on my Lime1 but something doesn’t work and I can’t access plinth after the first boot.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Download the latest testing image for the Lime (freedombox-testing-free_latest_a20-olinuxino-lime-armhf.img.xz)
  2. Copy it to the SD card (I used etcher)
  3. Put the SD card back into the Lime and power it up
  4. Wait for 10+ minutes

Expected Results
I expected to get access to plinth to perform the first configuration.

Actual results
Plinth is unreachable, even after reboot.


  • FreedomBox version: latest testing image (downloaded on the 9th of December)
  • Hardware: OLinuXino LIME
  • How did you install FreedomBox?: Download the image and copy it to the SD card
  • Does the stable image work?: Yes, with exactly the same hardware/SD card/network

I understand that It doesn’t work is not a very helpful message, but at this moment I don’t know how to get more information. I can’t access Plinth nor use SSH. :frowning:

Any help would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I’ll go back to stable.

Thanks for making FreedomBox!