[SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

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[SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby Mglyer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 am

Hello,

I purchased an odroid C2 and cannot get it to boot.

I connect power via mini-usb
I have used 2 different microSD cards:
Transcend 8GB class 10
SanDisk Extreme 32GB HC1
Both times I used an insignia card reader: NS-CR2021

I wrote both the
ubuntu-16.04-mate-odroid-x2-20160920.img and
ubuntu-16.04-minimal-odroid-c1-20160803.img

I did this multiple times and I get no blue light, and no signal from HDMI, but I get a solid red light everytime.
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Re: ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby phaseshifter » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:17 am

odroid N-1 16Gb emmc orange..
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby Mglyer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:52 pm

Hi phaseshifter,

This is now fixed, can't believe I missed this.
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby ZRimaZ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:35 pm

Hi ALL!

I have simillar problem, the same card, Odroid-C2, just I'm trying to boot https://www.odroid.in/mirror/dn.odroid.com/S905/Android/ODROID-C2/selfinstall-odroidc2-eng-s905_6.0.1_master-85-v3.5.img.xz. I get red LED on, blue-off, no HDMI output.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby odroid » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:35 am

When you flash the OS image, use "Etcher" for read-back validation.
https://wiki.odroid.com/troubleshooting ... s#flashing
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby ZRimaZ » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:52 pm

Dear odroid, thanks for reply!

yes, previously I was using Win32Diskimager - few versions. Yesterday tried to use Etcher. Strange, but image I pointed to, Etcher do not accept as image itself (yes, I extracted image from archive - tries with winrar as well as with 7-Zip - result was the same). After tried to write with Etcher image http://de.eu.odroid.in/ubuntu_16.04lts/ubuntu64-16.04.2lts-mate-odroid-c2-20170301.img.xz you pointed to. Etcher accepted this image as valid, wrote it to SD card, as well also to eMMC card. Tried to boot from one and another source. Booting from eMMC I saw some screen flickering, also messages from boot-log. Later - nothing, just blank black screen and red led always on. Blue led after first boot from eMMC remain always on, after next boots - off.

Sorry, I'm completely newbie with odroid as well as with all linux-based units, so - do not beat be too much :D
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby odroid » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Okay. Flashing OS image seems to be fine.
I think your power supply has no stable output.
It must be very stable at 5V with 2Amp load.
Which power supply do you use?
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Re: ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby latislos » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:03 am

phaseshifter wrote:you need to flash this image

http://de.eu.odroid.in/ubuntu_16.04lts/ ... 301.img.xz


What is special to this image, that it will solve the there-is-only-a-red-light issue?
I have the same problem...
Does it matter if you use windiskimage 1.1 or etcher?
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Re: [SOLVED] ODROID C2 Not starting up

Unread postby odroid » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:05 am

@latislos
Please open your own topic.
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