ARM – Pi2 – Kernel 4.4-rc5 – U-Boot Fail, and Workaround..

Recently attempted to update the Pi2 to Kernel 4.4-rc5, and encountered a problem.. The more recent proprietary Raspberry Pi 2 kernels have switched to using ‘DTB Overlays’ to control various components, but these are – currently – unsupported by U-Boot.. … Continue reading

ARM – Updates to 4.1-rc4, and Pi 2 to 4.0.4

Updated the DreamPlug, CuBox-i4Pro, and Odroid U3 to Kernel 4.1-rc4.. DreamPlug and CuBox using the standard code from Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 4.1.0-rc4 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) …………… ]# uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 4.1.0-rc4 #1 Wed May … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 to 4.0 – Eventually..

Finally managed to get the Raspberry Pi2 (armv7) to boot Kernel 4.0, by re-creating the kernel config from scratch, with # make bcm2709_defconfig Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 4.0.0-v7 on an armv7l (ttyAMA0) ………… ]# uname -a Linux rgpi2 … Continue reading

ARM – Pi to 4.0.. Patience is a Virtue..?

Tried updating the Raspberry Pi-s (Classic model B and Pi2) to Kernel 4.0, from, and my first attempt was – it seems – too soon, as the Classic Pi (armv6) failed to boot at all, and the Pi2 (armv7) … Continue reading

ARM – Raspberry Pi and Pi2 – OK with 3.19.3..

After trials with earlier versions, the Pi and Pi2 updated to Kernel 3.19.3 without too much effort.. Source from here: Pi: Pidora release 2014 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Kernel 3.19.3 on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) …….. ]# uname -a Linux … Continue reading

ARM – Raspberry Pi and Pi2 – Trials with Later Kernels..

I had Kernel 3.19.0 (originally from – now updated) running on my Pi (armv6) and Pi2 (armv7) with no problems (apart from the Pi2 seeming very sluggish..) but after that had a few ‘issues’.. Pi:  Kernel 3.19.1 OK, but … Continue reading

ARM – Raspberry Pi 2 – Kernel Compile..

Finally got the Raspberry Pi 2, and installed Fedora 21 (armv7hl) with no problems..    Temporarily used object code 3.18.7-v7+ from the repository, and then tested kernel compile options.. The system seems (so far..) to be relatively sluggish compared to my … Continue reading

ARM – New Raspberry Pi 2 – ARMv7 at Last..

For those who have a new Raspberry Pi 2 on order – as I have – the kernel source is now available, at To get the correct config, start with # make bcm2709_defconfig For me, one of the additional … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox i4-Pro and Raspberry Pi to 3.16 Final..

Updated the CuBox i4-Pro and Raspberry Pi to Kernel 3.16 recently, using the kernel source from.. Raspberry Pi: CuBox i4-Pro: Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Kernel 3.16.0 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) …………… # uname -a Linux rgcubox 3.16.0 #1 … Continue reading

ARM: Pi to 3.14.1, DreamPlug to 3.15-rc1..

Updated the Raspberry Pi to Kernel 3.14.1, from the source at GitHub: # git clone -b rpi-3.14.y –single-branch Pidora release 2014 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Kernel 3.14.1+ on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) ………… # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.14.1+ #1 … Continue reading