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Unable to falsh OS on cubieboard(Software fails to detect device!)

Started by vineet.kaushik, March 08, 2014, 01:05:04 am

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I've been trying to flash an image of UBuntu 12.04 on the A10 cubieboard using LiveSuit(3.05,3.06) on my UBuntu 13.10 and also using LiveSuit(1.07,1.09,1.11) on my Windows7 64bit .

LiveSuit/PhoenixSuit fail to detect cubieboard every time I plug in my device in FEL mode. I've been through most forums on cubieboard and they recommend the very same procedure but it always fails in my case.

1.Start LiveSuit/PhoenixSuit(LS/PS)

2.Turn cubieboard off/Unplug it.

3.Select/Load Image.

4.Press and hold the FEL button and plug the cable to connect Cubieboard to PC and release the button.

5.Upgrade should start automatically.

LS/PS never detect my device at the 4th step. On UBuntu I've checked my drivers using lsmod | grep awusb and sudo modprobe awusb. Executing ./LiveSuit.run installs awusb vers. 0.5 in case of LS3.06 and awusb vers. 0.4 in case of LS3.05. So i guess my drivers are installed properly.Please let me know if I'm mistaken.

I'm not so sure about my drivers in Win7 though. My Device Manager shows a
QuoteUSB Device(VID_1f3a_PID_efe8)
however it has an exclamation mark on it. The Device Status in its properties window says --

QuoteThis device cannot start.(Code 10).

Plugging the device in FEL mode causes no change in the devices shown in the Device Manager nor does it change the aforementioned Device Status. When the device is plugged in normally, a bubble appear on near the taskbar that says --

QuoteUSB Device not recognized.

Also, a usb device by the name of Unknown Device is added to the list of USB devices with the same exclamation mark on it as mentioned before. The device status of this device says --

QuoteWindows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43).

After a few seconds it automatically disconnects!

The windows compatible version of LiveSuit doesn't install any drivers though I think they come packed with it. There are 3 files that I believe are the setup files for the driver--




I don't know which installer to run. I've executed all three but nothing happens apart from a blank cmd prompt window appearing on my screen for a second or two. There also some .sys files in another folder but they aren't executable. I've also tried to update drivers for the aforementioned devices using the device manager by pointing the browse option at the LiveSuit folder.All that happens is that another pops up that says--
    The best driver software for your device is already installed.

    Windows has determind the driver software for your device is up to date.

This is driving me nuts! Please help!


Not a solution, but why not just use SD card install, then flash to NAND from that?

In my experience the LiveSuite software isn't worth setup.  I've always gone the NAND route or SD card route.


oh ! I didn't know that could be done...Could you please send me a link that contains the procedure?


Fairly easy.

Pick an image, and write it to a SD card, then write the bootsector.

Instructions and an image here - http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=1275.msg7719#msg7719


Is it given on the first page of the thread you've provided? They seem to be talking about creating an image..