debianxfce got a reaction from midi-sama in Armbian for Amlogic S912
You need to create whole image when developing a kernel, because of the separate FAT partition that does not support symbolic linking to your new kernel but when creating an image you can use symbolic linking. How to make an image, use the command
git clone -b some_branch some_armbian_repository
and study the image creation scripts in the lib directory. Armbian installer scripts do have some documentation too, but it is better to learn to edit the scripts for your liking.
After cloning balbes150 git, you can copy my edited lib files over the armbian lib files and create an image:
xfce@carrizo:~/Downloads/arm$ ./compile.sh BOARD=amlogic-s912 PROGRESS_DISPLAY=plain RELEASE=testing PROGRESS_LOG_TO_FILE=yes KERNEL_ONLY=no BUILD_DESKTOP=yes BRANCH=next CLEAN_LEVEL=debs NO_APT_CACHER=yes
debianxfce got a reaction from g40 in $KERNELDIR and friends
Put your kernel tree under sources/LINUX_NEXT. For example you have linux-4.13-rc1 directory there. Then I have in the /lib/config/sources/amlogic-s912.conf file:
Then start image making:
./compile.sh BOARD=amlogic-s912 PROGRESS_DISPLAY=plain RELEASE=testing PROGRESS_LOG_TO_FILE=yes KERNEL_ONLY=no BUILD_DESKTOP=yes BRANCH=next CLEAN_LEVEL=debs NO_APT_CACHER=yes
RELEASE=testing means Debian testing Xfce. I have modified image making scripts for that
debianxfce got a reaction from gnthibault in Armbian for Amlogic S912
You should change PART_ROOT="/dev/mmcblk0" . These I am not sure but I would try to replace /dev/boot to /dev/mmcblk0boot0 and /dev/dtb to /dev/mmcblk0boot1. Try to mount them and inspect the content. Or I am totally wrong, google and try yourself. I feel that it is a bad idea to use the emmc partition. Resale will be easier in a original condition and dual boot android/linux is a bonus. There is no accelerated Linux gpu driver for S912 but android does have.
The script copies folder by folder to the emmc, so a 64 GB sdcard is not a problem if the card works fine with ext4. Mine chinese 7 usd class 10 64 GB card does have reading errors and got money back from a ebay shop. I use my Samsung Evo 32GB class 10 card happily with Sunvell T95Z Plus.
debianxfce got a reaction from Muadiv in FriendlyELEC NanoPi K2 (S905)
Add the line to /etc/modules:
Upgrade to Debian testing and install Wicd and remove networkmanager and systemd networking.service. Install correct firmware to /lib/firmware, use dmesg to see if firmware is missing This is solution for Sunvell T95Z Plus Amlogic S912. Resolution can depend on the monitor, so there is no compatible resolution.