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Old 07-01-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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slackware arm on banana pi?


1. It's possible install slackware arm (or any distro based on slack - slax ...)?
 
Old 07-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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1. It's possible install slackware arm (or any distro based on slack - slax ...)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Pi

http://arm.slackware.com/listarchive...ly/001765.html

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Old 07-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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I read first link. No word about slackware. Something about Allwinner A20 SoC.
I do not know much about it.
Second link tell that banana pi=A7 not run but only A6?
Please explain.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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It has an Allwinner A20 soc in it: have a look here ... look for the image builder stuff that will build bootable images for most Axx based systems (but if you read it all it will not hurt).
 
Old 07-01-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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1. It's possible install slackware arm (or any distro based on slack - slax ...)?
http://arm.slackware.com/FAQs/

Summary: "Yes" and get ready to roll your sleeves up :-)
 
Old 02-21-2015, 11:24 AM   #6
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1. It's possible install slackware arm (or any distro based on slack - slax ...)?
Yes.

I have integrated support for the BPi in -current, I just need to write the documentation for it and tidy up the Kernel package a bit before pushing it public.

My documentation will be based on wanting to install Slackware on to a SATA drive. Diffs will be welcomed for other installation media targets.
The only thing to note though is that you'll need to use it as a headless machine because the HDMI support is not present since it's not been upstreamed. The installation is conducted using the regular Slackware installer, so you'll need to attach a USB serial cable to it in order to access the U-Boot console.
The documentation will explain what is required.

It's a shame about the lack of HDMI/graphics support but there's nothing I can do about that until/if/when it gets upstreamed.

Code:
root@platano:~# strings /proc/device-tree/model && uname -a
LeMaker Banana Pi
Linux platano 3.19.0-armv7 #2 SMP Fri Feb 20 23:42:40 GMT 2015 armv7l Allwinner sun7i (A20) Family GNU/Linux
root@platano:~#cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
model name      : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
BogoMIPS        : 48.00
Features        : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt vfpd32 lpae evtstrm
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xc07
CPU revision    : 4

processor       : 1
model name      : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
BogoMIPS        : 48.00
Features        : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt vfpd32 lpae evtstrm
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xc07
CPU revision    : 4

Hardware        : Allwinner sun7i (A20) Family
Revision        : 0000
Serial          : 0000000000000000

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Old 06-13-2015, 05:49 PM   #7
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@David,
G'day David, Please note that your link has a typo, should be:
Code:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:arm:hacking_the_xzpad700_7_tablet
You have an extra "http//" in yours.

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Old 06-14-2015, 04:25 AM   #8
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It appears that I missed : in http:// ... but the post is too old and the system won't let me edit it.
Thanks for pointing out anyway
 
Old 06-14-2015, 05:39 AM   #9
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No worry. It's an easy mistake. The URL pop up window already contains [http://}. If one copy/pastes a url off a browser and does not delete what is already in the pop up there'll be a double entry. It almost got me today. Anyway, that's a good howto you wrote there.
 
  


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