If I do not have SD card can I use a USB stick for this?

I can write the image ok, but I cannot boot…

Which u-boot file did you use for USB stick?

I didn’t use any. I just burned the IMG file, probably that is why I had no success?

Yes, current release if built for SD card only.

I have bought an SD card, just waiting for a usb reader to be delivered then I can try again.

USB disk could be also supported, just have test on it. :grin:

Ah! Can you tell me what I maybe done wrong?

I burned to usb disk with disk image tool, it seemed to burn ok.

Then what steps should I take?

Just have a try here, cannot boot from USB disk. will keep research on it.

Why erase the internal firmware and the bootloader ? Just add a couple of variables in u-boot (activate-boot) and you can run any OS with any external media without disturbing the work of the internal firmware.

Yes, as what you said, basically, there is no need to upgrade bootloader, just setup ENV or CMDLINE to load different OS. But util our U-boot is stable and can fully support:

  • Android OS
  • Ubuntu
  • LibreELEC
  • DualOS: Android OS + LibreELEC
  • DualOS: Android OS + Ubuntu

There is no need to upgrade u-boot again, as in current stage, our team was still work and test on it, so, before that, we just recommend our users to erase the bootloader on eMMC when upgrade new ROM.

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Why is there no Libreelec sd card installation that works without erasing eMMC?

We do have s905x images that will work on Vim, but this is official release, and for every Linux release there should be an sd card image that will work without erasing anything.

Yes. with the balbes150 Libreelec image

Please release a EMMC install version of your LibreELEC.
I have the balbes150 emmc rom going but it uses the 1.5Ghz cpu clock.
I have used you SD release and noticed that your clock is 2.0Ghz and I would love to have it on EMMC to get the full potential from my VIM.

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Hello @Gouwa, is there any plan to release Libreelec 8.0 for Vim?

For LE8, you can use one of following:


Thanks for the prompt reply. I like your LE image, it can be flashed to eMMC easily.

Balbes150 and Kszaq’s images should be great, but I’m having trouble with dual-boot “VimPro_DualOS_Marshmallow_Ubuntu-16.04_170124”. The LE won’t boot correctly from mSD, I’m pulling my hair out.

@numbqq Will try to develop LE ROM based on kszaq or Balbes150’s LE8 source code, it might take some time and I still cannot figure out the timeline yet :wink:

That sounds awesome!

I also tried using SMB to update your LE ROM to Balbes150, unfortunately it didn’t work, not booting at all.

Maybe if @numbqq can kindly finish the first version, then we can use the .tar files to update (either from Balbes150 or kszaq).

Hi Gouwa,

How is progress with the new LibreELEC?

Do it on Balbes150 :wink:
Pull up an eMMC image as well.