I just acquired an Evilla device and had a few questions for those familiar with either Evilla or BeIA in general. This Evilla contains a BeIA 1.09b (1.09.2) implementation.
I'm aware of the Alt-Q trick to use during startup on BeIA enabled devices. I had used that on my IA-1 (Clipper) a long time ago. I've gotten this Evilla to boot up (into the Be GUI) using that same method, but it's only worked twice. I'm at a lose right now as to what I should do. I had thought about going through recovery mode and having it pull one of the two images from ia1hacking.com. My concern with doing this so is the potential for lack of hardware drivers on those images and not being able to access the ethernet port any longer.
When I was able to get the ALT-Q trick to work I just furiously hit the keys during boot up and then waited for the Be GUI to appear. By doing it this way I think I might be filling the keyboard buffer and it just misses keystrokes. Does anyone know when you're actually suppose to press ALT-Q on the Evilla or BeIA device in general?
My options at this point are to a) find a BeIA dev kit that has the necessary software for creating an Evilla image and reflash OR b) reflash using an image from ia1hacking.com and hope it works.