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Offline Zendrael

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CubieBoard 2 install
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:15:11 PM »
Hello everyone!

Which how-to do I have to follow to get Core running on a CubieBoard 2?

Im totally new to these ARM boards...

Thanks!

Offline Jason W

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 05:51:21 AM »
Hi,

I only have Allinner A10, wish I could help.


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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 03:40:06 PM »
Hi Jason!
How are you?

Do you know if this is even possible? Or if there are plans for it?

Thanks

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 04:02:29 PM »
Hi Zendrael!

I googled and saw there was a Debian for this, I imagine a dCore could be done.  I don't have any plans to venture beyond A10 due to time and hardware restraints.  As porting to different hardware was one of the original goals of dCore, it would be nice if we could see other boards supported.   

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 10:39:16 AM »
Hi:
A few month ago I tried to make a dCore version for CB2 and CB3 (cubietruck) using the CB1 version from this forum.
Please check out my posts. I gave up at a certain stage but with some help I could resume work on it again.
Cubieboard 2 is Allwinner A20 and Cubieboard 1 is Allwinner A10. They are very similar.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2014, 10:42:04 AM by beerstein »
t(w)o be(ers) or not t(w)o be(ers) that is the question

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2014, 01:43:35 PM »
Thanks beerstein.  Any help in arm ports is appreciated and needed.

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 02:41:40 AM »
Hey Beerstein!

What kind of help do you need? Maybe we could work together on it.

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2014, 10:11:06 AM »
Hi beerstein,
I am also new to arm and I have a marsboard A20. Can you please give some guide line with your experience about A20 on how to boot from uSD card.

Thanks in advance.

Herschel

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 04:45:20 AM »
I'm now with a Cubie2 free for tests!!!

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 05:17:16 AM »
And my Cubie2 is free for tests!


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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 12:26:50 AM »
hi: There are instructions available on how to make a boot able sd card for CB2. I will dig it out and describe here as soon as I can find some time next week.
ARM boots different than x86.
So,  the easier part is to make the sd card bootable. The hard part comes when the kernel needs to be modified according to the CB2 hardware.
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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 02:32:04 AM »
I'm curious: the packages for A10 will work for A20?

(Sorry about the doubled post above about my Cubie, the forum was giving me an error so I did a new post right afetr the first...)

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 04:01:58 AM »
Yes, ARM is quite backwards compatible. You should be able to even use rpi packages (on a rpi base of course so the libs match).
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 04:22:40 AM »
Thanks Curaga!

This is very interesting!

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Re: CubieBoard 2 install
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2015, 09:48:59 PM »
Hi all,

I am desperately trying to get TC working on my Marsboard A20 but no luck still. Actually I did some progress as follows,

First I tried installing SD card using the uImage, boot.scr, uEnv.text and uCore  from this http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/armv7/Allwinner-A10/

But I complied the u-boot for marsboard a20 from the tool chain and used u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin but not what is in the above link.

When booting there is only black screen.

Then I used the uImage, uEnv.txt(with some modification) from my Ubuntu 13.04 nanda partition and it worked up to a point and giving an error as follows,

Booting dCore 5.14.12.26
Running Linux kernel 3.4.90-00253-ye37d7600-dirty.
Checking boot options...Done.
Starting Udev Daemon for hotplug support...done.
modprobe: chdir(3.4.90-00253-ye37d7600-dirty): No such file or directory
modprobe: chdir(3.4.90-00253-ye37d7600-dirty): No such file or directory


What has gone wrong?

Thanks