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Old 09-04-2023, 03:26 AM   #76
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So we'll have soon a video-install on this special hardware?
That's the plan! I bought the case already.

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Old 09-05-2023, 12:35 PM   #77
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Cool! Nice project
 
Old 09-20-2023, 02:30 AM   #78
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Episode S03E25 is up, and we've been reducing the memory and storage footprint of the Operating System Initial RAM Disk and Slackware Installer, using the Pre-Boot Shell as a testing platform.

The main aim was to reduce the memory requirements, but the reduced footprint gains also will enable the OS to boot slightly more quickly as well as the Kernel package upgrade process.

This work was for the generic OS InitRD and Installer, but if you want to pare down the OS InitRD for your own system, use os-initrd-mgr.
 
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Old 10-09-2023, 06:41 AM   #79
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Hello

Episode 26 of Season 3 is up, and Brent's showing us the work-in-progress for the HoneyComb LX2 support.
 
Old 10-23-2023, 04:49 AM   #80
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The Pinebook Pro used to develop and maintain the support in Slackware AArch64 has broken.
Join us in a troubleshooting vlog.

If you ever need to bypass the SPI flash, this will be useful for you.
 
Old 11-07-2023, 03:03 AM   #81
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Hello!

We're at the final stages of the HoneyComb LX2 Hardware Model integration now! Just the firmware flashing tool to write.
 
Old 11-07-2023, 07:32 PM   #82
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The Pinebook Pro used to develop and maintain the support in Slackware AArch64 has broken.
Toward end of the video, you mention what can one do with SOC, you just can't pull and replace bad memory.

First banana pi pro I had couple years ago stopped working. I emailed robotshop, they sent me new one!

Can't see pine sending you new pbp, maybe sent it back to them and have them diagnose whatever problem.
 
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Toward end of the video, you mention what can one do with SOC, you just can't pull and replace bad memory.

First banana pi pro I had couple years ago stopped working. I emailed robotshop, they sent me new one!

Can't see pine sending you new pbp, maybe sent it back to them and have them diagnose whatever problem.
I posted on the forum there, so we'll see. Hopefully I'll get one. I doubt they'll want to diagnose anything - the hardware's too cheap to bother, unless they were receiving tonnes of returns.
 
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In the latest vlog episode, we discuss the project goals and remove some technical debt around the U-Boot Boot Loader configuration.
 
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Join us as we finalise the technical validation of the HoneyComb LX2 firmware flashing tool within the Slackware Installer.
We've fixed the bug found in the post installation phase already.
Next stage is for me to buy one and install it for myself!
 
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This piece of hardware is a bit expensive for me, i prefer an accessible sbc: rpi5, will be delivered soon
 
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This piece of hardware is a bit expensive for me, i prefer an accessible sbc: rpi5, will be delivered soon
It is expensive compared to a Raspberry Pi. The Honeycomb manufacturer describes it as a "Desktop for ARM" and as a tool to develop Aarch64. You can run Linux, BSD, and for those who will need it, Windows 11.

That's a big selling point to me. Good enough system resources to do whatever I want with it at a comparable cost to a x86 Desktop build. Let's be clear, it's not a single board computer. It is a "system on module" hardware profile with fiber optics and plenty of other useful features that will never be added to a Raspberry Pi.

My goal has been to provide hardware support for a home or small business that runs Slackware ARM. The one thing that is missing is a cell phone.
 
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Congrats for your purchase brenton, so this "SOM" is a good product from SolidRun? I remember years ago i ordered the small Humming Bird board but it was a pain ton install Slackware ARM on it: VERY VERY VERY slow!
 
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Congrats for your purchase brenton, so this "SOM" is a good product from SolidRun? I remember years ago i ordered the small Humming Bird board but it was a pain ton install Slackware ARM on it: VERY VERY VERY slow!
The Humming Bird is quite old now. I think it is a 32bit armv6 board. The honeycomb is a few years old now. You can look at the system specifications and other information here:
As a server it is sold in 1U profile (two honeycombs in the same rack for data centers) or as a desktop mini ITX form factor. The main board was $750 when I bought it a couple years ago. My entire build added up to around $1100, which is typical for a mid range x86_64 desktop or home server. You can see the hardware peripherals and components I added to it in the above link.
 
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Hello

In the latest episode I'm preparing a RockPro64 for my home gateway, installing Slackware AArch64.
 
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