SD card Image
First we to create an SD card image, since the BananaPi is also ARMv7 we can use the Cubieboard 2 installation instructions Follow the steps until step 6, “Install the U-Boot bootloader”. We will have to compile our own u-boot for the board.
The next step is creating a u-boot image. Make sure you have the following packages installed on Arch Linux.
- arm-none-eabi-gcc # ARM cross compiler
Now follow the following steps.
If everything went fine you should have an U-Boot image: u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin. Now dd the image to your sdcard, where /dev/sdX is your sdcard.
Now mount the sdcard again.
Booting & Serial
Instructions on getting serial working are on the sunxi wiki.