STAR64 status
#1
Hello world :-)

I have just pre-ordered StarFive VisionFive2 board [1] with StarFive JH7110 with RISC-V U74 CPU.

Someone pointed me to a similar but more robust STAR64 project from the PINE64.. but I can only find a WIKI page [1].. no Forum section.. no Store section.

I would like to ask about the PINE64 STAR64 project status:
* When it will be available to order?
* What would be the price?
* Do you plan FreeBSD support?

Thanks :-)

[1] https://shop.allnetchina.cn/collections/...d-computer
[2] https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/STAR64
  Reply
#2
I just got the response from the PINE64 Info Team that STAR64 board release is planned around mid 2022Q4 :-)
  Reply
#3
I asked this question on this month's blog https://www.pine64.org/2023/04/01/march-...t-bonanza/, but it was not approved. Perhaps the standards in this forum are a bit lower and I can ask my question here.

Star64. What do we need as of today?

- Does it boot from micro sd (and eMMC is optional?)
- Does it boot from eMMC (and micro sd card is optional?)
- does hdmi work on boot or do we need a serial console cable for the boot messages?
- If we need a serial console, will Pine's woodpecker work?
  Reply
#4
And further questions:

- Do we need a heat-sink? Which one from the Pine Store?
- Does any of the Pine64 enclosures fit the Star64?
  Reply
#5
(04-02-2023, 09:16 AM)8-bit Wrote: Star64. What do we need as of today?

- Does it boot from micro sd (and eMMC is optional?)
- Does it boot from eMMC (and micro sd card is optional?)
- does hdmi work on boot or do we need a serial console cable for the boot messages?
- If we need a serial console, will Pine's woodpecker work?

I'm pretty sure nobody has made an OS image for it as of yet, nor is there a device tree in either mainline or a downstream kernel, so the answer to all of these would be "no".

Occasional Linux Kernel Contributor, Avid Wiki Updater, Ask Me About Quartz64
Open Hardware Quartz64 Model A TOSLink Adapter
Pi-bus GPIO Extender For ROCKPro64 And Quartz64 Model A
Plebian GNU/Linux
  Reply
#6
(04-03-2023, 11:33 PM)CounterPillow Wrote:
(04-02-2023, 09:16 AM)8-bit Wrote: Star64. What do we need as of today?

- Does it boot from micro sd (and eMMC is optional?)
- Does it boot from eMMC (and micro sd card is optional?)
- does hdmi work on boot or do we need a serial console cable for the boot messages?
- If we need a serial console, will Pine's woodpecker work?

I'm pretty sure nobody has made an OS image for it as of yet, nor is there a device tree in either mainline or a downstream kernel, so the answer to all of these would be "no".

From the February update https://www.pine64.org/2023/03/01/februa...ing-shape/

We were thrilled to be able to demo the Star64 running desktop Linux at FOSDEM. Ayufan. one of our longest-standing contributors whom many of you will recognize from his work on the Pine A64(+), the Rock64, Pinebook Pro and RockPro64 (just to mention a notable few) managed to put together a demo build of Debian with XFCE for our stall.

I hope Ayufan will share his os image. Is that not planned?
  Reply
#7
Who knows, nothing has been communicated publicly.

Occasional Linux Kernel Contributor, Avid Wiki Updater, Ask Me About Quartz64
Open Hardware Quartz64 Model A TOSLink Adapter
Pi-bus GPIO Extender For ROCKPro64 And Quartz64 Model A
Plebian GNU/Linux
  Reply
#8
I thought the launch was yesterday, product page is up, but still shows 'out of stock'... or did they push this back to April Vth? or just not selling to Europe? or is it actually sold out Smile
  Reply
#9
The last news say will be available for April 4, but it is still all out of stock. Any newer update?
  Reply
#10
@WhiteHexagon and @efa, mind that it was available but sold out within half an hour due to a large rush demand. Pine Store usually produces in batches so there will be more chances to buy one, I would assume. Though future batches will probably also sell out very quickly. Would recommend you both (and any reader) to join the community chat and to follow it there.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Star64 Mechanicals nbxmike 5 1,994 04-08-2024, 03:30 AM
Last Post: Luishayes74
  Star64 distro overview October 2023 tantamount 5 1,505 02-13-2024, 10:56 PM
Last Post: segaloco
  [Star64] UART activity stopped yogo1212 0 307 02-11-2024, 04:34 PM
Last Post: yogo1212
  star64 bootable images, u-boot, sbi, forum? hexdump 2 1,421 12-06-2023, 09:47 PM
Last Post: faultyforelimb
  Armbian and AltLinux for Star64 (RISC-V) balbes150 28 6,288 11-24-2023, 06:26 AM
Last Post: balbes150
  [Article] Star64 JH7110: Experiments with OpenSBI (Supervisor Binary Interface) lupyuen 0 548 10-28-2023, 06:55 PM
Last Post: lupyuen
  [Article] Star64: Strange Workaround for TFTP Timeout in U-Boot Bootloader lupyuen 0 608 10-05-2023, 07:22 PM
Last Post: lupyuen
  star64-image-minimal-star64-2.1 & X fonts tantamount 0 527 10-02-2023, 07:02 PM
Last Post: tantamount
  [Article] Star64 JH7110: Power Up the Display Controller with U-Boot Bootloader lupyuen 0 660 09-02-2023, 10:13 AM
Last Post: lupyuen
  [Article] RISC-V Star64 JH7110: Inside the Display Controller lupyuen 2 936 08-23-2023, 05:08 PM
Last Post: lupyuen

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)