Minimal 64bit ARM RootFS for Debian and Ubuntu
(02-13-2016, 09:51 PM)patrickhwood Wrote: I supposed I could have modified uboot's environment or script.bin to change the root= setting in the kernel's args, but that would have entailed mucking around with allwinner's uboot, and I'd prefer to spend my time elsewhere.

I'm using apritzel's image, he found a workaround for loading a custom environment into allwinners u-boot. The mainline kernel lacks of support for USB, WiFi and Ethernet at this time. I assume the android 3.10 kernel supports it, but without the kernel sources (the BSP sources seem to be broken), the 3.10 kernel binary is totally worthless.

(02-13-2016, 07:25 PM)patrickhwood Wrote: Are you using the latest aarch64 rootfs?  SysV init isn't supported out of the box in that -- systemd is the default init system.
I used the latest Archlinux aarch64 rootfs. The Arch people are smart enough to include a compatibility package for systemd.

(02-13-2016, 07:25 PM)patrickhwood Wrote:  Also, ubuntu hasn't used /etc/inittab for quite a while.  i enabled getty on ttyS0 with this script in /etc/init/ttyS0.conf:
You're totally right, this refers to Debian. Ubuntu for aarch64 still has some issues, see here.

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RE: Minimal 64bit ARM RootFS for Debian and Ubuntu - by umiddelb - 02-14-2016, 01:23 AM

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