First attempt: upon entering "fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus" received error message: "** Bad device usb 0"
Attempted to use "usb start" and "usb reset", 0 storage devices found. Tried another USB flash drive, had to enter "usb reset" for it to be detected, but it ended up working and I was able to load Ubuntu MATE. You may want to document enter "usb reset" as the first command since it may help avoid issues and it wouldn't hurt.
Interesting, the flash drive that cannot be detected is a PNY 128 GB flash drive, the drive that was detected is also a PNY, but is older and I think 32 GB.
Loaded Ubuntu MATE to desktop, everything looks good. Tried to run "Install Ubuntu MATE with the alternative script" and entered 1 for "Prepare Hard Drive". Received error:
"libparted : 3.2
/dev/mmcblk0: unrecognized disk label
/dev/sda: unrecognized disk label"
Loaded GParted and partitioned out the drive myself. Made a 128 MB fat32 partition for the boot files in /dev/sda1, made /dev/sda2 as ext4 for the primary Linux partition, and the last partition for SWAP.
Then I ran the alternative script again, this time pressed 2 for "Copy the Distribution" and entered "/dev/sda2" as the target, it appears all the files were transferred over. I then manually copied the boot files to the fat32 partition (sda1).
I restarted and entered "editenv linuxboot", rewrote to:
"setenv bootargs root=/dev/sda2 mem3500M nosplash radeon.pcie_gen2=1;fatload sata 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus;fatload sata 0:1 2000000 cyrus_5020.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 2000000".
Restarted again, used the Linux boot option on the menu. Here the screen goes blank and system seems unresponsive; cannot even enter terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F1.
Any ideas? Why can I can boot to desktop from USB with no issues, but everything is unresponsive when I try to from SATA disk.
X5000, AMD Radeon HD 6870, Corsair Neutron SSD connected to SATA 2; LG DVD-RW connected to SATA 1