[SOLVED] Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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[SOLVED] Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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I have an odroid xu4, it will boot ubuntu 16, 18 fine. But if I install Ubuntu 22 on the same SD card, it will never boot..
how do I diagnose the issue? is there a file on the SD card on the failed boot?

any help appreciated.

the blue light will blink "heartbeat" for 2 or 3 times, and then go constant on for 4 seconds before going into 2-3 heartbeats again.
even if I upgrade ubuntu 18, I have the same issue. I would like to be on a supported / safe version of linux.

If I install Android, or Ubuntu 18 it works fine.
of course Ubuntu 18 will upgrade at some point and then it will stop working again. (like an infinite try to boot.. ).

I am trying 2 new SD cards 64GB and 124GB to see if that makes a difference. (android boots fine from the 16Gb and 32GB cards fine).

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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To be honest, trying new sdcards would be my first suggestion.
Btw, do you happen to have the UART Kit?

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No difference running the new SD cards.

I am using the official 4A, 5V powersupply with the odroid xu4.

I will install ubuntu 18 on the 128GB SD card and try again.

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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Can you tell me the exactly name of the file you are trying to use ?

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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ubuntu-22.04-5.4-mate-odroid-xu4-20220522.img.xz

from: https://east.us.odroid.in/ubuntu_22.04l ... 1_HC1_HC2/

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Can you try with kernel 6.1 ?
ubuntu-22.04-6.1-mate-odroid-xu4-20230905.img.xz

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mdrjr wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:54 am
You don't happen to have https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/usb-uar ... -kit-copy/ ?
No I don't if that would help me debug this and or my other SBC's (like Pi, and other android boxes), I will purchase it.

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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mdrjr wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:52 am
Can you try with kernel 6.1 ?
ubuntu-22.04-6.1-mate-odroid-xu4-20230905.img.xz
will try that next.
- so after trying the 2023-09-05 image I see..

3 heart-beats - and then blue light...
3 heart-beats - and then blue light ....

Searching on the internet, it seems to be a very common problem with XU4 devices. (didn't know that when I purchased it).

Most people suggest new uSD card. My cards boot fine with Android, so I assume the Cards are good.

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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"ubuntu-22.04-5.4-mate-odroid-xu4-20220522.img.xz" image has been downloaded several thousand times and there was no "boot-loop" issue so far.
So it must be a proven OS image.

Can you tell me the brand and model name of the microSD cards you tried?
Also let me know when/where you purchased your XU4 board and 5V/4A PSU.
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This was purchased 2-3 years ago with official 4A powersupply from Amazon.

I checked.. and it was purchased in - dec 2020
It started doing this with the 22.x upgrade.
Samsung 128 Gb , evo plus
Amazon Basics 64 Gb, Xc1 - v30

previously it used to work with SanDisk 32 Gb hc1?

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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Can you do me a favor and replace the zImage file on the microsd card with this ?

http://deb.odroid.in/zImage

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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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Try mdrjr's kernel zImage first.

If it still doesn't help, it must be worth trying another good 5V/4A PSU.
This is because the output power of your old PSU may age and cause a boot-loop phenomenon due to insufficient output current.
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Re: Unable to Boot Ubuntu 22 - odroid xu4

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odroid wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:39 am
Try mdrjr's kernel zImage first.

If it still doesn't help, it must be worth trying another good 5V/4A PSU.
This is because the output power of your old PSU may age and cause a boot-loop phenomenon due to insufficient output current.
I did try another power supply and it resolved the issue!!!!!
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