Re: Summary of the Arm ports BoF at DC17
- Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:27:57 +0100
- From: Steve McIntyre <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Summary of the Arm ports BoF at DC17
On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 12:06:13PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>On Sep 14, Steve McIntyre <steve@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The Pine64  is another alternative, based on a mobile CPU. It's
>> therefore got limited RAM and I/O. Upstreaming has taken a while, but
>> is getting there in current kernel releases. U-Boot head will work on
>> the board, including the UEFI implementation mentioned earlier.
>> There's the related PineBook project  too - a small laptop-style
>> machine based around the Pine64 board.
>There are also scary warnings and discussions about the Ethernet port
>being half-broken at 1 Gbps.
>> Answering this question ("I want something that just works, what
>> should I buy?") is always much harder than it should be... :-(
>On the lower end I strongly recommend the Olimex Lime 2, which is open
>hardware and works well with the mainline kernel and U-Boot from stretch
>(as long as you do not care about 3D, obviously):
ACK, thanks for the recommendation!
>BTW... I like installing my little ARM systems using debootstrap
>--foreign, but I am unable to do a 100% self-contained installation
>(without using qemu, which would be cheating, or copying the initramfs
>from another system) because the initramfs has not been built yet.
>Do we distribute anyware one that may be used for the first boot?
Not that I'm aware of, no.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. steve@xxxxxxxxxx
"C++ ate my sanity" -- Jon Rabone