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Offline Mithotyn

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« on: March 01, 2017, 04:43:48 AM »

i recently got 4 ODROID-C2 boards to build a simple docker cluster for educational reason.

As you certainly know, the C2 has compared to the RPi 3 also ARMv8 architecture, improved RAM and CPU speed and is also known and used by a growing community.

On my search for a small linux host system, i wondered why there is no Tiny Core Linux available.

Is there a particular reason? License reasons? I searched the forum but did not find any clues.

As far as i know, there is only a maintained legacy kernel available at the moment, but mainline support is under development and partially included in kernel 4.10.

So would it be possible to use the HARDKERNEL legacy kernel or the mainline kernel to build a TCL variant for the C2?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 06:34:57 AM »

yes it is possible to port piCore to ODROID platform. To have the CLI only version can be done fast and most of the extensions in the current repo can be reused. What may be a bit more difficult the graphics stack.

Why it doesn't exist? Because nobody have done it. Myself I'm busy with many (other) stuff and I do not have a board for testing, but cca. 8 other ARM boards are waiting on my test for porting. You are free to do the porting. All necessary information is available and you can get help  here also.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 07:05:57 AM »
Hi Béla,

i expected that statement that no one had time to do it before. :-)
And by the way, very many thanks to you for working so continuously on piCore!

The good news is, and that was my question for, that there are no technical impediments so far to get the C2 running TinyCore (headless).

I will have a look and check if i can get it to work. :-)