Pine64 can run Ubuntu Server Arm, Ubuntu 15.10
#1
I love Ubuntu. I research more more Pine64, but I not sure that pine64 can run Ubuntu Server for Arm, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 (ubuntu core 15.04). If not, future can support?
#2
(12-09-2015, 10:29 AM)minple Wrote: I love Ubuntu. I research more more Pine64, but I not sure that pine64 can run Ubuntu Server for Arm, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 (ubuntu core 15.04). If not, future can support?

We are currently working on Ubuntu Snappy Core first. If anybody interest on accelerating Ubuntu porting, please let us know and we can provide free Pine64 board and Linux BSP. The currently Linux kernel is 64bit version 3.10, and will release version 3.18 and version 4.2 in 3months and 6 months time.
There is a development already explored in CentOS by other party and will takes few months to port.
#3
Any future inclusion of OS X?
#4
(12-09-2015, 03:51 PM)tllim Wrote: The currently Linux kernel is 64bit version 3.10, and will release version 3.18 and version 4.2 in 3months and 6 months time.


This release schedule is weird. You'll stay at 3.10 and as soon as you get support from the linux-sunxi community (don't expect that automatically) the hardware might be supported by mainline kernel sometimes in the future (kernel 4.x or even 5.x)
#5
(12-09-2015, 03:51 PM)tllim Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 10:29 AM)minple Wrote: I love Ubuntu. I research more more Pine64, but I not sure that pine64 can run Ubuntu Server for Arm, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 (ubuntu core 15.04). If not, future can support?

We are currently working on Ubuntu Snappy Core first. If anybody interest on accelerating Ubuntu porting, please let us know and we can provide free Pine64 board and Linux BSP. The currently Linux kernel is 64bit version 3.10, and will release version 3.18 and version 4.2 in 3months and 6 months time.
There is a development already explored in CentOS by other party and will takes few months to port.

Hi Tllim,

I would like to try another linux kernel on this new Pine64. Smile

Thanks,
Prateek
#6
(12-10-2015, 06:48 AM)Prateek Wrote: I would like to try another linux kernel on this new Pine64. Smile

You can't at the moment. If the Pine64 guys don't mess up with the linux-sunxi community there might be next year support in kernel 4.x or 5.x for the A64.
#7
(12-10-2015, 06:53 AM)tkaiser Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 06:48 AM)Prateek Wrote: I would like to try another linux kernel on this new Pine64. Smile

You can't at the moment. If the Pine64 guys don't mess up with the linux-sunxi community there might be next year support in kernel 4.x or 5.x for the A64.

@tkaiser

You come out quite pushy. Do you represent the "linux-sunxi" community? 
You make them appear as a vindictive mob.
#8
(12-09-2015, 03:51 PM)tllim Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 10:29 AM)minple Wrote: I love Ubuntu. I research more more Pine64, but I not sure that pine64 can run Ubuntu Server for Arm, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 (ubuntu core 15.04). If not, future can support?

We are currently working on Ubuntu Snappy Core first. If anybody interest on accelerating Ubuntu porting, please let us know and we can provide free Pine64 board and Linux BSP. The currently Linux kernel is 64bit version 3.10, and will release version 3.18 and version 4.2 in 3months and 6 months time.
There is a development already explored in CentOS by other party and will takes few months to port.

Ubuntu-Core (14.04 and higher) is actually really easy to get running on most arm boards, usually its as simple as booting an existing kernel + modules with the ubuntu rootfs.
For example: on the Pi2, I can flash raspbian to a card, format the root partition, extract ubuntu-core into the now empty root, install modules from the raspbian image, and it generally works without modification. Granted it tends to be missing some parts such as GPU acceleration, but for my use cases (Servers/Headless) GPU really doesn't matter.

This trick also works on many other boards such as the Udoo Quad, and ODroid C1+.
Getting GPU accelerations is generally going to be the hardest part as some BSPs need to be matched and/or compiled for specific X versions. I had many acceleration issues on the Udoo and its IMX6 since those BSPs were horrid to work with, whereas Pi2 has been fairly easy.
#9
Yes, it takes half an hour to provide a crappy Ubuntu image, we've told them already: http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic...-computer/
#10
(12-12-2015, 01:53 AM)ags131 Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 03:51 PM)tllim Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 10:29 AM)minple Wrote: I love Ubuntu. I research more more Pine64, but I not sure that pine64 can run Ubuntu Server for Arm, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 (ubuntu core 15.04). If not, future can support?

We are currently working on Ubuntu Snappy Core first. If anybody interest on accelerating Ubuntu porting, please let us know and we can provide free Pine64 board and Linux BSP. The currently Linux kernel is 64bit version 3.10, and will release version 3.18 and version 4.2 in 3months and 6 months time.
There is a development already explored in CentOS by other party and will takes few months to port.

Ubuntu-Core (14.04 and higher) is actually really easy to get running on most arm boards, usually its as simple as booting an existing kernel + modules with the ubuntu rootfs.
For example: on the Pi2, I can flash raspbian to a card, format the root partition, extract ubuntu-core into the now empty root, install modules from the raspbian image, and it generally works without modification. Granted it tends to be missing some parts such as GPU acceleration, but for my use cases (Servers/Headless) GPU really doesn't matter.

This trick also works on many other boards such as the Udoo Quad, and ODroid C1+.
Getting GPU accelerations is generally going to be the hardest part as some BSPs need to be matched and/or compiled for specific X versions. I had many acceleration issues on the Udoo and its IMX6 since those BSPs were horrid to work with, whereas Pi2 has been fairly easy.
Thanks on the helpful tips.


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