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Pine64: Mainline (4.14) with ubuntu server?


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Hello,
I'm using an pine64 with the old mainline Ubuntu server (version 5.32.170911, kernel 4.13) for my project.
Thanks for the great work for the Pine64-Armbian!

I would like to change to a new image LTS kernel 4.14, because the existing kernel version is no longer supported.
Unfortunately I only find the Debian Stretch version on the mainline kernel download server.

 

Is it possible to get a new image with Mainline kernel 4.14 and Ubuntu server?

 

and if not:
- If there is no image with 4.14 Ubuntu server, can I change from legacy ubuntu to kernel 4.14?

 

By the way, why ist the mainline-version using debian stretch, but legacy uses Ubuntu? How is the development planned further?

I would really appreciate an answer.

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37 minutes ago, linda said:

Is it possible to get a new image with Mainline kernel 4.14 and Ubuntu server?

you can build one on your own (should be the 'proper' solution).. :) https://github.com/armbian/build

 

37 minutes ago, linda said:

By the way, why ist the mainline-version using debian stretch, but legacy uses Ubuntu?

I think it's similar to the 3.4 legacy kernel situation for H3 boards, the kernel might be to old for debian stretch images...

 

37 minutes ago, linda said:

How is the development planned further?

 

sorry.. I had to.. :P 

I think it is similar to all other SoCs, armbian depends on upstream for improvements. I think where possible armbian is builded on stretch for recent kernels, cause e.g. more recent packages than ubuntu xenial.

 

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade didn't helped for 4.13 to 4.14? (maybe you freezed the kernel?)

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

thanks for your quick reply.

 

apt update && apt upgrade didn't helped for 4.13 to 4.14.

I didn't freeze the kernel (checked with the armbian-config-tool).

 

Is there a way to force an update from 4.13 to 4.14?

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When you build an own image.. You'll start with 4.14.y:

https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/c2058e2106312ad7233a305b107bb5f1dac4836e/config/sources/sunxi64_common.inc#L31

 

probably @Igor didn't push the debs to apt.armbian.com.. Probably too for a reasonable reason (not enough testers or problems which aren't solved or or or.. ). 

Dev (switching to nightly):

https://asciinema.org/a/Goj9aUPvgpGk6YCx97Lqj3XwV

should bring you to 4.14.18. But just as a warning, by using it you're on your own.. Means, no end-user support, bugs must be expected - not only considered and probably didn't get fixed as fast as you expect it. It's not recommended for productive usage. 

 

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2 hours ago, linda said:

Is there a way to force an update from 4.13 to 4.14?


Kernel name package was changed to linux-image-next-sunxi64, linux-dtb-next-sunxi64, ...  remove and install new packages but rather start with a new image.  But no warranty if this will work as expected. Both are development - no end-user support - builds.

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Thank you very much for the quick help.
I changed my existing image with the armbian-config-tool to the 'next'-kernel and now I have the kernel 1.14 in operation. Great!

In addition I also created a new image yesterday, I will test this image and the possible options in the next few days.

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