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

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 Boots..

After some valuable info received from Brad (see comment on my earlier article, at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1723 ), I found the complete set of four patches for initial C2 U-Boot support, and applied these to the latest (May 9) GIT version of … 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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 With Latest U-Boot and Kernel – Not Quite Yet..

I decided to check the latest linux-next tree for signs of Odroid C2 code, and there is some there – apparently for basic functionality..     Compiled OK, but when I tried to boot it, the Hardkernel-supplied version of U-Boot crashed: odroidc2#ext4load … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pi3 Success – Almost..

After more ‘investigation’, I managed to find a working U-Boot for a 64-bit boot of the Raspberry Pi 3, by copying it from the boot directory of this: http://www.tom-yam.or.jp/rpi3/rpi3-arm64-debian-20160414.img.xz found towards the end of the latest 64-bit thread on the … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.2/00610.html The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pi3 64-Bit Tribulations.. Too Soon for Stability..

I had ordered a Raspberry Pi 3 back in March in the hope that it would be a useful exercise in 64-bit on a different chipset..    I was (somewhat) disappointed to find that there was no initial 64-bit support, and … Continue reading