After misinterpreting the forum and trying to use
loboris’ instructions on the official OrangePi Debian Server image, then having temporary success with a friend’s help, I’ve finally got it working.
The short story is to use loboris’ image, and his uImage and script.bin files, and
follow the instructions here.
Step 6 took place within the BOOT folder — so really just copying the uImage_OPI-2 file over uImage, and script.bin.OPI-PC_720p60 over script.bin. First make sure you’ve copied the most up-to-date versions of those two files into the BOOT folder.
My initial error on step 6 was to assume that I was copying from the non-SD location and copying onto the SD. So I started in dev/sda and tried copying into dev/sdb (i.e. BOOT)
I ran through all the steps using Lubuntu. It was quick and works.
I decided it’s finally time to get a mini server running at home to handle the basic webserver stuff that my shared host can’t handle (python, etc.).
I recently bought an Orange Pi PC from a friend, and it’s got a little more oomph than my old Raspberry Pi Model B, so that’s what I’m going with for now.
The issue I kept running into with the rPi was forgetting what hardware version I had, and the specs of that version. To avoid that with the OrangePi…
Stats for future reference (from OrangePi.org):
Orange Pi PC
Same chip and RAM as:
– Orange Pi 2
– Orange Pi Mini 2
– Orange Pi Plus
Board imprinted with:
CPU: ARM H3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 4K 1.536 GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2 @ 600 MHz
RAM: 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU) SoC: Allwinner H3
Storage: TF card (max 64GB) / MMC card slot
NIC: 10/100M Ethernet RJ45
Video Input: A CSI input connector camera:
supports 8-bit YUV422 CMOS sensor interface
supports CCIR656 protocol for NTSC and PAL
supports SM pixel camera sensor
supports video capture solution up to 1080p@30fps
Audio Input: MIC
supports HDMI output with HDCP
supports HDMI CEC
supports HDMI 30 function
supports simultaneous output of HDMI and CVBS
Audio Output: 3.5mm jack and HDMI
Power Source: DC input can supply power, but USB OTG input don’t supply power
three USB 2.0 HOST
one USB 2.0 OTG
Buttons: Power Button (SW4)
40 Pins Header, compatible with Raspberry Pi B+
GPIO(1×3) pin: UART, ground.
Raspberry Pi image
Product Size: 85mm x 55mm
Orange Pi PC board (click for larger version)
Starting out with Debian Server for OrangePi2.