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Offline tc2cubie

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Install on Cubieboard 2 (Alwinner A20)
« on: May 21, 2024, 01:11:26 PM »
I busted out my old Cubieboard 2 and would like to run Tinycore on it. Ideally I'd want to install to the builtin NAND but I'll be fine to settle for an SD install too.

As I can see, theres a port for the A20 available, however I am confused as to how to actually install it - All the instructions I have found involve links that are long dead so I am kinda stuck.

Thanks!


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Re: Install on Cubieboard 2 (Alwinner A20)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2024, 06:41:38 PM »
Not gonna lie I had hoped for the process to be slightly more straight forward - I'm having a lot of trouble connecting all the pieces with the information being spread on multiple pages and partially not being specific to the Cubieboard / TC.

- Theres instructions for creating a u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin, but that already exists in the A20 port so I guess I can skip that step?

- The cloned source does not have a defconfig for the cubieboard2, and how to aquire that isnt really obvious to me

- I cloned / took at look at the Buildroot repo but there is no A7 architecture, only A5 / A8 - And despite, the files this would generate seem to also already exist?

- Do I even need to manually build everything to begin with?

Needless to say, nothing really makes sense to me right now and I think just installing debian might be easier 😅
« Last Edit: May 21, 2024, 06:56:21 PM by tc2cubie »