i am having issues installing openwrt or friendlywrt on my nanopi r4s.
when i install a tf card with the firmware, nothing happens. besides the power led, none of the leds light up. i also cannot ping the router. i have tried different tf cards and different builds of openwrt.
any suggestions on how to fix this? i feel like i might of just received a defective unit
Your profile shows that you have a nanopi r4se. That is not a OpenWrt supported system like the nanopi r4s is.
If you have an R4SE, please see the instructions on the friendlyelec wiki about booting from a tf card. https://wiki.friendlyelec.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPi_R4SE and seek support from friendlyelec device support channels.
If you have an R4S, please provide detailed info on how you installed OpenWrt on the tf card and which tf cards you used.
i have both, a r4se and a r4s. the tf cards i have tried are a kingston canvas select plus and a samsung pro endurance. i had used the samsung card to flash software on the r4se, and had zero issues with card. i used win32diskimager to flash the tf card
Some ideas for the r4s assuming it is new and you have not ever gotten it to boot.
Make sure the power supply is providing enough power and don't have any peripherals plugged in yet. If using usb for power, try another power supply.
Details you could provide to help us assist you are things like which image you are using, which installation instructions you are following with any deviations you did.
One detail that might not be clear in the instructions is that you decompress the .gz file at or after download and you image the physical sd card with the .img file as source. Others have incorrectly tried imaging a partition on the sd card or tried imaging from the compressed .gz file as a source.