Gents, two questions:
- do you plan to open a dCore HW section for Banana-PI or even a "banana-core"?
- is there a chance to get a BananaPi boot using e.g. a Cubietruck uImage - just for testing? As far as I read both run on Allwinner A20 ARMs, and the A20 should be able to run the A10 compiled code.
Well, reason for asking:
I'd like to run the B-Pi as a samba server (in parallel to a R-PI having a UMTS stick connected for internet access) using the SATA connector. Would be great if dCore or a piCore-variant
could do the OS job!
To get myself started I downloaded the cubieboard uImage, uCore etc.
I used the original Bananian uBoot and exchanged the uImage + edit the uEnv.txt.
Unfortunately the green LED remains on (no heartbeat) and in the /dev/ttyS0 I see it got stuck calibrating the delay loop...
So I updated and tried a uImage from the release candidate section. (/tinycorelinux/dCore/armv7/Allwinner-A10/release_candidates/)
What I see is:
U-Boot 2014.04-10694-g2ae8b32 (Sep 03 2014 - 20:53:14) Allwinner Technology
CPU: Allwinner A20 (SUN7I)
DRAM: 1 GiB
MMC: SUNXI SD/MMC: 0
*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment
Starting kernel ...
<5>Linux version 3.4.103 (root@box) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 PREEMPT Thu Feb 26 11:30:43 PST 2015
CPU: ARMv7 Processor [410fc...] revision 4 (ARMv7), cr=10c53...
<6>sunxi: Allwinner A20 (AW1651/sun7i) detected.
<6>sched_clock: 32 bits at 24MHz, resolution 41ns, wraps every 178956ms
<6>Calibrating delay loop...
no more ttyS0 output ... no HDMI screen, LEDs red + green are active
If you need the full log, please let me know. I just copied - as I think - the most interesting sections
Any ideas / updates on A20 dCore?