BPI-R2 新镜像 : ubuntu 16.04 V1.2.1 BT and WIFI AP mode are working fine 2017-11-27

BPI-R2 new image : ubuntu 16.04 V1.2.1 Release: BT and WIFI AP mode are working fine


V1.2.1 Release notes

  1. About this release
    This release is for banana pi R2 board which is based on MTK7623N, and it just includes Ubuntu image which is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Mate Desktop with Linux kernel 4.4.70, we can get the Linux kernel 4.4.70 and u-boot from the link https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-R2-bsp
    The file system is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Mate Desktop, the default user name/password are pi/bananapi , root/bananapi.

  2. What’s new in this release

    1. Support AP mode of onboard WIFI module(MT6625)
    2. On board BT is supported
    3. Fix an ethernet issue in u-boot
    4. Add a command in u-boot to set partition configuration of EMMC
  3. Known limitations

    1. MIPI interface doesn’t work
    2. Somtimes HDMI doesn’t work fine
  4. Image link:

    Google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KvVln42OTXeNUOpendfMgKMFNhBmIR60/view?usp=sharing

    Baidu drive: 2017-11-28-ubuntu-16.04-mate-desktop-bpi-r2-sd-emmc.img.zip_免费高速下载|百度网盘-分享无限制

    md5sum: b8f4b305f0301d121971ab575c65bb0f

  5. FAQ

    1. How to enable AP mode
      Please refer to link: http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/2-4ghz-and-5-6ghz-wifi-working-fine/3844/32

    2. How to enable BT
      Please use command: hciconfig hci0 up to enable it

    3. How to program Ubuntu image to EMMC

      a. Program ubuntu image to SD card

      b. Install this SD to R2 board and boot from SD

      c. Enter the Uboot prompt, and run command emmc pconf 48 to change Partition config of EMMC

      d. And then run command reset, let it boot to OS

      e. Enter the system with username pi or root

      f. Run command

       echo 0 > /sys/block/mmcblk1boot0/force_ro  to enable /dev/mmcblk1boot0 write mode`

      g. To write preloader to EMMC by running command:

       bpi-bootsel BPI-R2-EMMC-boot0-DDR1600-0k-0905.img.gz /dev/mmcblk1boot0

      where BPI-R2-EMMC-boot0-DDR1600-0k-0905.img.gz is the preloader for emmc, please download it from link https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-files/blob/master/SD/100MB/BPI-R2-EMMC-boot0-DDR1600-0k-0905.img.gz

      h. To copy ubuntu image to EMMC:

            unzip -p <XXX.img.zip> | pv | dd of=<device> bs=10M status=noxfer


           bpi-copy  <XXX.img.zip> <device> 

      where the XXX.img.zip is ubuntu image we can get it from http://www.banana-pi.org/r2-download.html, and where should be /dev/mmcblk1.

      i. power off

      j, remove SD & power on

    4. How to control GPIO
      Please refer to link: https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-R2-bsp/issues/11#issuecomment-326988062