Are you interested in using UEFI on Pine64 or other arm board as the board's firmware?
Yes, it would be interesting if it works.
65.63%
21
Yes, it's interesting, but where the download link?
6.25%
2
Maybe, but for me uboot is enough.
21.88%
7
I am happy with uboot and religiously deny to use Uefi, because it comes from evil corporations!
6.25%
2
What's Uefi? Can it run Kodi?
0%
0
32 vote(s)
* You voted for this item. [Show Results]

UEFI for Pine64
#7
(06-12-2016, 06:40 AM)z4v4l Wrote: You don't have to learn all Uefi internals and compile it in order to add your driver. or a test application. or an OS loader. And the main thing - writing such a driver for Uefi is easier than extending uboot. Because it has a well defined driver model and the core gives you a very rich set of services to facilitate your work.
Yeah, that's a nice fairy tale. You still need to be able to debug the drivers, that's where the things usually become ugly Smile

Quote:Let's be honest, the maximum you have on a particular board now is an ability to boot from SD/eMMC. And possibly through TFTP. And board vendors obviously are struggling to add in uboot something yet (like USB boot), despite these features are often requested. Easiness of multiboot and from any media on uboot exists only theoretically, the same as my Uefi implementation. Big Grin
Huh? Of course U-Boot supports booting from SD cards, USB sticks, SATA, Ethernet (both TFTP and PXE), USB OTG and pretty much every other possible option. Instead of speculating, just get some Allwinner board with an older SoC and you will see it yourself. Or read about it here: http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;...DME.distro

The Pine64 board is a bit special case, because it is the first Allwinner 64-bit SoC. That's why it needs more work (also partially because we surely want to have UEFI working on AArch64 too). But the Allwinner A64 and Pine64 support in U-Boot is progressing nicely (some initial support is already there!) and we are likely only a few months away until it is in a perfectly usable shape.


Messages In This Thread
UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-11-2016, 03:02 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-11-2016, 03:40 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-11-2016, 05:03 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by longsleep - 06-11-2016, 04:08 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-11-2016, 06:02 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-12-2016, 06:40 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-12-2016, 10:56 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-12-2016, 04:44 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-20-2016, 05:14 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-20-2016, 06:38 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 06-20-2016, 07:50 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-20-2016, 08:46 AM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by xalius - 06-20-2016, 12:20 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-20-2016, 01:30 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-20-2016, 02:42 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-20-2016, 03:50 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by ssvb - 06-24-2016, 02:52 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-24-2016, 03:43 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-27-2016, 06:01 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 08-31-2017, 03:27 PM
RE: UEFI for Pine64 - by z4v4l - 06-24-2018, 03:06 PM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pine64 as squeezebox touch replacement Learnincurve 12 17,949 01-13-2021, 02:11 AM
Last Post: Learnincurve
  Pine64 E-ink screen - Android projectileobjects 4 7,446 12-03-2020, 03:03 PM
Last Post: Silk
  Pine64 based IP KVM tuaris 0 2,849 08-06-2020, 12:05 AM
Last Post: tuaris
Information Pine64 Head Unit Zoidiano0 100 103,164 11-19-2019, 04:35 AM
Last Post: rogatip79
  PINE64 to allow use of SATA disk on network/FTP mwelbourne 10 10,865 11-18-2019, 04:09 PM
Last Post: evilbunny
  How to setup VNC on your Pine64 (Debian, SSH, headless) pine64nutz 20 34,144 04-16-2019, 08:00 AM
Last Post: hg6806
  Setup Pine64+ with OP-TEE stdys 0 2,744 09-13-2018, 03:23 PM
Last Post: stdys
  Domoticz + PINE64 Z-Wave Module + Open Z-Wave klliew 4 7,405 04-19-2018, 02:23 AM
Last Post: Harlan Mueller
  Pine64 as Security Camera / Baby Monitor utdrmac 2 5,664 02-01-2018, 07:49 AM
Last Post: davidbrucs
Photo Nextcloud running on Pine64 gbjensen 1 4,768 01-18-2018, 05:51 AM
Last Post: Luke

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)