ARM64 – Hikey to Kernel 4.7 – and Polkitd Fix..

Managed to update the Hikey ARM64 SoC to the latest kernel – 4.7 Final. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………………. # uname -a Linux rghikey 4.7.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 24 19:53:54 EDT 2016 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Dragonboard 410c – Fail with Linux-Next..

After the – partial – success with the 96Boards Hikey, I tried the Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c, but the June 29 Linux-Next failed to boot successfully, with only one CPU initialising, and MMC errors, and eventual hang…. ……………………….. psci: failed to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey Success, with Linux-Next..

After some time, I decided to test the latest ‘Linux-Next’ with the 96Boards HiSilicon Hikey, and – this time – it booted successfully (headless), with networking.. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………….. # uname -a … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pi3 Still Very Unstable..

I have tried the latest 4.7-next patched kernel, from https://github.com/anholt/linux/tree/bcm2837-64-next After some trials, I did manage to – just – get it to boot – after falling to an ’emergency console’, but the system is very unstable, with multiple recurring … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pine64 – Not Exactly ‘Compact’..

I recently obtained one of the newly-released (- to the ‘public’..) Pine64 ARM64 systems…    My first reaction, was that it is a bit on the large side..  The board is over twice the size of the Odroid C2.. As usual, … Continue reading

Hardware – Replacing the System Disk..

My ‘system disk’ (/dev/sda) started to show bad sectors, recently, and so I decided to replace it.    The disk was around 8 years old, and had been in almost-continuous use.. I have not had to do this for some considerable … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 U-Boot – More Progress..

Thanks to an additional U-Boot patch from Carlo Caione, it is now possible to (partially) boot the mainline Kernel from U-Boot on an eMMC module, as well as from SDcard..    Patch details here:  https://www.mail-archive.com/u-boot@lists.denx.de/msg213468.html => mmc info Device: <NULL> Manufacturer … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – U-Boot MMC Support..

After the initial patches to provide basic U-Boot support for the C2, as mentioned in a previous article – there is now a further patch, to enable MMC support.    Details at https://www.mail-archive.com/u-boot@lists.denx.de/msg212503.html I have applied this additional patch, and for … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 U-Boot – Latest..

I discovered there was a later version (6) of the U-boot patch for the Odroid C2, and also – after more research – found the reason for the compile error… It turns out that the GIT version (May 5, 2016) … Continue reading

ARM – Another Source for Rootfs Images..

If you need a particular rootfs for an ARM7 or ARM64 device, there is a source of these at http://libguestfs.org/download/builder/ As an example, for Fedora 23 aarch64, then download the http://libguestfs.org/download/builder/fedora-23-aarch64.xz file, and then expand it (I use ark..)   This … Continue reading