Minimal 64bit ARM RootFS for Debian and Ubuntu
(01-03-2016, 01:58 AM)umiddelb Wrote: Hi,

I've prepared two tar archives containing a minimal 64bit ARM root filesystem for Debian Jessie (login: debian, passwd: 111111) and Ubuntu Trusty (login ubuntu, passwd: 111111). You can find the scripts for creating the root filesystems and some additional information about the tar archives here. Once the kernel image / modules and the boot loader are available for the PINE64, I'll try to build a complete image.


I've updated the information about creating your own bootable Linux uSD card, since kernel & boot loader are available. Debian is first, Arch and Ubuntu are going to follow.

* The PINE64 boots up nicely
* The 3.10 kernel doesn't seem to fry the SoC
* You may run Docker
* You may use the USB ports
* You may start to port your own project to the PINE64 

* The kernel is as old as the hills, and not in good shape (you should expect compile errors and broken dependency configuration if you start to tweak it)
* The kernel panics during reboot/shutdown
* The internal ethernet device has a speed issue, you shouldn't expect to get more the several kbit/s over the wire. (best is to connect an USB to ethernet device)
* WiFi isn't working at this time
* You cannot login via serial console, although /dev/ttyS0 is working FIXED: Was missing CONFIG_FHANDLE
* Haven't tested video so far
* May more to be found

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RE: Minimal 64bit ARM RootFS for Debian and Ubuntu - by umiddelb - 02-17-2016, 03:17 PM

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