WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: a10Core SD Card Image  (Read 15577 times)

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
a10Core SD Card Image
« on: November 02, 2012, 06:12:23 PM »
I have updated the development build of a10Core to v4.7.
See: http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/4.x/armv7/
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 02:09:31 PM by roberts »
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 09:59:32 AM »
REPOSTED was looking at the x86 repository. Fixed to look at armv7.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 02:09:52 PM by roberts »
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 02:25:17 PM »
I have posted an update for a10Core SD card image and support programs.
http://code.google.com/p/tinycore-a10/downloads/list

This brings the base to 4.7.1.
By using the import tool one can easily get X working.
Together with Xtc, Xprogs, and flwm, we are quickly approaching a workable system.

This is an experimental approach, using import, as no Core specific repository is required.

10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
I might add that the posted a10 image also provides a new boot code, xonly.
By using the xonly boot code, the frambuffer bterm will not be started.
This saves in memory and cpu. Note however, be absolutely certain
that you have X together with flwm starting successfully from onboot.lst.

If you boot with xonly then exittc will not allow Exit to prompt.
The default is to boot iinto frambuffer bterm and exittc allows
Exit to prompt.

Use updbootcodes program to add xonly or any other supported boot code.
Note that updbootcodes, uses the editor via environment variable EDITOR,
so be sure to have it set appropriately.

10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 04:16:24 PM »
I have updated and posted new images 20121202.
These include the "performance" boost as suggested by GPSFan.
Also posted are READMEs, including the xorg instructions thanks to hlavery.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 11:32:56 AM »
New Image posted to bring the base to v4.7.2
For download see: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/
For change log see: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,14560.msg82587.html#msg82587
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 07:31:34 AM »
New images are now posted to bring Allwinner port to 4.7.3 base.
For download see: http://tinycorelinux.net/ports.html
For Change log see: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,14617.msg82942.html#msg82942
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 11:35:15 AM »
New Image posted see: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7
New updated and expanded README is also posted.
Explains how to setup from image and arrive at X desktop with new import suite.

Thanks go to hlavery for help previewing the code and contributing to the new README.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 11:48:04 AM by roberts »
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 10:55:16 AM »
New images are now posted to bring Allwinner port to 4.7.4 base.
For download see: http://tinycorelinux.net/ports.html
For Change log see: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,14723.msg83628.html#msg83628
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 09:29:39 AM »
A major upgrade to a10Core SDCard image now posted:
 a10Core-20130208.img.gz

* Updated kernel to 3.0.42.
* Inlined Core's base modules.
* Full modules set is posted: linux-sunxi-modules-3.0.42.tar.gz
* Kernel tuned for performance.
* Supports framebuffer console.
* All new updated uboot IPL & SPL
* Updated boot.scr.



10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 08:09:43 AM »
New uCore and a10Core images dated 20130226 are now posted to bring Allwinner A10 port to 4.7.5 base.

For download see: http://tinycorelinux.net/ports.html
For Change log see: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,14949.msg85230.html#msg85230
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 08:12:56 AM by roberts »
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 06:28:35 PM »
A minor update to the Allwinner port, a10core-20130329.img,gz, is now available.
See: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/

Change log:
* Added new uEnv.txt
* Updated /opt/.xfiletool.lst
* Updated boot.scr to support uEnv.txt
* Removed now unused updbootcodes and mkimage
* Corrected link to kernel.tclocal
* Updated tce-setup for .gz loading to support startup scripts.

Note: The base a10 image remains based on Mele A1000 HDMI which likely will change in the next release.
Continue to use http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/hardware/README-bootloader.txt as a guide for other boards.

Note: To upgrade an existing system, replace uCore, boot.scr and copy uEnv.txt.

Note: uEnv.txt is a plain text configuration file. No need to use updbootcodes, now just use your favorite editor to add / change boot parameters.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 11:02:55 AM »
I have pending a major upgrade to the import suite and new image.
As a heads up, I am switching to use the Cubieboard 1GB as the basis for next posted image.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 03:48:41 PM »
A minor update to the Allwinner port, a10core-20130424.img.gz, is now available.
See: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/

Change log:

* Updated a10Core image file. Now defaults to cubieboard 1GB version.
* Updated import suite now renamed to deb2sce, in the repository, supporting a new extension type sce.
* New loadsce to load new extension type sce with support of sceboot.lst.
* New sceboot.lst to list sces to load at boot time, after any gz but before any tcz
* Updated README files.
* Simple X setup see the respective README.

The deb2sce suite is in active development. The tcz format is still fully supported.

Note: Use http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/hardware/README-bootloader.txt as a guide for other boards.

Note: To upgrade from prior posted system replace uCore.

Note: uEnv.txt is a plain text configuration file. No need to use updbootcodes, now just use your favorite editor to add / change boot parameters. It is in the boot partition.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.

Offline roberts

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7361
  • Founder Emeritus
Re: a10Core SD Card Image
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 10:37:01 PM »
A minor update to the Allwinner port, a10core-20130503.img.gz, is now available.
See: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/armv7/

This image has a few tweaks to support an updated deb2sce.tcz
deb2sce.tcz now supports meta-packages which makes for installing X desktop very simple.

The READMEs have been updated to reflect the changes.
To update from prior version just replace uCore on your boot device.
10+ Years Contributing to Linux Open Source Projects.