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    Hello everybody,

    I’m trying since two weeks to get the EspressoBin running using a Windows 10 machine.

    I’ve bought a version without a SD card, which I presume is where the trouble begins.

    Simply downloading an image (buildroot or Ubuntu) from the Tech Spec page and then writing it onto an SD card using Win32DiskImager seems to not work. When I insert this card in the EspressoBin and try to boot it up (using putty on Windows), I get the error that the file system is bad.

    After looking into this (and other) forums, I suspect that the reason for the problem can be a missing kernel that has to be installed on the SD card as well on an alternative partition for U-Boot to work and boot up properly.

    As far as I understand it there are now two possible approaches:
    a: write an SD in a way that U-Boot detects everything and it just starts up
    b: modify U-Boot in a way that the SD card is detected

    While any solution would be highly appreciated, I would prefer to go with option a, so I’m able to play around with different SD cards.

    Thanks a lot in advance.


    Still beta, but it works at least the same as any other image:

    1. Download: https://dl.armbian.com/espressobin/
    2. Read this
    3. Use those commands to boot (saveenv at the end to save commands into flash)


    Thanks armbian, that actually worked!

    I’m now actually seeing the Espressobin interface for the first time 😉


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    That’s great. The Windows 11 update sucks! 🙂 Have a great year friends. Lift Up A Banner

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