I tried to manually install Arch Linux using the “Manual Installation Example” here. I enabled network access, used ssh to access the prompt in oowow and executed the instructions one by one. When I executed
cat <<-END > system/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf label ArchLinux kernel /boot/Image.gz initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img fdtdir /boot/dtbs append root=LABEL=ROOT rw quiet END
it gave me a ncurses prompt asking me if I wanted to reboot. The wording of this prompt was
┌─────────────────Shutdown system────────────────────┐ │ To boot into your new system! │ │ press Reboot or Poweroff │ │ - -------------------------------------------- - │ │ please eject SD card before for reboot from emmc │ ├────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤ │ < Reboot > <Poweroff> < Back > │ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
I didn’t see any harm in doing so, but after I selected reboot my VIM4 will not boot anymore. The status LEDs also do not light up. Unplugging and replugging the USB-C power cable also does not help. Pressing the reset, power, and function buttons does nothing. When plugging in the power cable it uses <1W of power.
- Power Brick: The one recommended by Khadas
- Extensions: M2X Board, M.2 SSD (Issue persists after removing both the SSD and the M2X board)
- It did boot with the M2X board before, it just stoped booting after executing the above instructions
Did I brick my VIM4? Can I fix it?