Can I Put A Custom Kernel on the A64?

Started by HarrisonCreates, April 01, 2020, 10:07:12 pm

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HarrisonCreates

Hello all!

I've been playing around with the official images on the Olimex A64, and as fun as it's been using those official images, I'm wondering if it's feasible to put a custom linux-based OS on the board.

I want to use it for a commercial project with custom vendor splash screens/boot animations, optimize the boot time, and other such factors. Has anyone attempted this, or am I barking up the wrong tree trying to use a non-olimex image on an olimex board?

JohnS

You could start by following Olimex build instructions then strip things out, checking each time it still boots and runs OK.

When it doesn't, back up one step and figure out what you got wrong...

John

HarrisonCreates

Quote from: JohnS on April 02, 2020, 12:01:50 amYou could start by following Olimex build instructions then strip things out, checking each time it still boots and runs OK.

When it doesn't, back up one step and figure out what you got wrong...

John

Oh goodness I never actually thought of that! Would you happen to know the link to the build instructions? Thanks a ton for suggesting, I'll give it a shot!!

JohnS

Sure! On the product page
https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A64/A64-OLinuXino/open-source-hardware

is a link called
How to build the official Linux image

But it's just Linux so there are other build scripts around if you'd rather use them.

You need plenty of disk space and the first build does take quite a while...

It's EASY, though.

John