Using the out-of-box SD card.
One issue I have seen it the OS has twice hung up on bootstrap. I didn’t capture the circumstances because I wasn’t sure what was happening, and I didn’t wait more than a minute. The first time, the console just stopped emitting chars. A reset worked with nothing else changed, but the DVI display was snow. A soft reboot at that point was successful. This was right after plugging the unit back in. I did press the “power” button within a couple of seconds of plugging it in this morning, maybe the system hadn’t charged up yet… I’m guessing this is just how it goes with early silicon and BSP. No question, just this is a record of what I have seen.
I am still running with just the out-of-the-box SD card plugged into the 8-bit slot.
On the other hand, the system has run for well over a week without issues since EXCEPT for the issue in the Apalis Eval Board Errata sheet about power starvation when the GPU was pushed… the “Qt Cinematic Experience” demo will cause that to happen in a few seconds.
Not bad for early hardware actually.