ARM – Odroid U2 – 3.17 Boot, but no USB..

Tried the latest kernel.org 3.17 kernel with my Odroid U2, and managed to get it to boot successfully, but USB still doesn’t work, which is a show-stopper, as the Ethernet adapter is a USB-connected device.. Start with # make exynos_defconfig, … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U2 – Finally an Up-to-Date Kernel?

I had been frustrated by the apparent inability of the suppliers to provide anything other than an obsolete Ubuntu-centric 3.8+ kernel for the Odroid U2, and other kernels I had tested were somewhat ‘incomplete’… I finally managed to get a … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 kernel to 3.13… – and Back Again!

Update:    Logged in, and was immediately aware of EXT4 filesystem errors.. [ 2520.305000] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_lookup:1437: inode #261634: comm xauth: deleted inode referenced: 307878 [ 2520.315000] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_lookup:1437: inode #261634: comm xauth: deleted inode referenced: … Continue reading

Dreamplug – Right Up-to-Date with 3.6-rc3..

After all the fuss with ancient versions of Linux on the APC, I now have the very latest Linux – 3.6-rc3 – running on the Dreamplug..: Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.6.0-rc3 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) rgdreamplug login: …………. … Continue reading

APC – Fixing Fedora’s Rogue Fsck…

The ‘default’ Fedora 13 system for ARM mounts the root as nfs..   To change it to the (correct) ext3, modify /etc/fstab as follows: # cat /etc/fstab /dev/mmcblk0p2          /                       ext3    defaults        1 1 /dev/mmcblk0p1          /boot                   vfat    defaults        1 0 devpts                  /dev/pts                … Continue reading

APC – Real Progress – Bootable Linux Kernel..

After excellent work done by Mike Thompson from the Raspbian project, there is now a set of patches and a config file available for the APC-supplied 2.6.32.9+ kernel source, which enables a working kernel to be compiled and run – … Continue reading

APC – Final U-Boot tests, for the time being..?

Just to finally confirm that the U-Boot parameters were not in any way affection the APC boot – and therefore that the problem was in the APC’s kernel configuration, probably with the CONFIG_CMDLINE parameter in the original kernel’s .config file … Continue reading

APC – The Saga Continues….

On the hunch that there may be something within the U-Boot parameters that causes the boot-to-ram problem, I removed almost all the ‘wmt.xxx‘ parameters.   The only one remaining was wmt.usb.param=11:3, which enables the USB subsystem – as I was booting … Continue reading

APC – Surprisingly Pain-free Progress..

My goal is to have a ‘standard’ flavour of Linux (in my case – Fedora) running on the APC, and one of the major pre-requisites was to have the system boot from the micro-SD card, instead of the internal ‘flash … Continue reading