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Old 10-25-2016, 03:43 PM   #16
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we are getting there
how about an auto booting USB installer?

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Old 10-27-2016, 01:45 AM   #17
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we are getting there
I did not know we were going anywhere or was that a rhetorical statement? All I intended to do was clarify what was required for a tftp boot for installing Slackwarearm.

U-boot with a default environment will look in mmc, then sata, then usb for something to boot. With regards to a bananapi or pro. If one puts the "latest image", the debian daily image. or ones own compiled u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bn.gz on a formatted sd card, and then puts a boot.scr that points to the correct location of the dtb, kernel and initrd.img somewhere they can be found either on the sdcard partition or in /boot on a preformatted usb stick you can get an install. I've done it.
 
Old 10-28-2016, 01:16 AM   #18
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I guess I meant we are nearing the point, where an installation of Slackware to an u-boot managed device will become as straight forward as it was on i386. The device of that day was 3.5 floppy, now is USB storage ("flash disk"), but procedure amounts to:
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no tedious typing, no typing errors, no code gremlins.
And I'm looking forward for this, as this kind of advance follows with inflow of newcomers.
And i believe this is a good thing for our little community?
 
Old 10-28-2016, 01:17 AM   #19
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Browser goofed on me, disregard this :/

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Old 12-06-2016, 03:17 PM   #20
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Hello

Thanks to everyone who's looked at this and had a play around.

I have finally found a couple of hours to have a play around with it, just to proof of concept what I have been thinking about:

See current change log batch:
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Tue Dec  6 21:22:23 UTC 2016
To use the scripts you'd have copied the 'u-boot_tftp' into your /tftpboot/slackwarearm-current/ directory (a la the INSTALL_ docs), then load and execute them from u-boot as follows:
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# Banana Pi
dh;dh;dh;tftp 0x52000000 slackwarearm-current/u-boot_tftp/bananapi
source 0x52000000

# Banana Pi Pro
dh;dh;dh;tftp 0x52000000 slackwarearm-current/u-boot_tftp/bananapipro
source 0x52000000

# Trimslice Pro:
dh;dh;dh;tftp 0x408000 slackwarearm-current/u-boot_tftp/trimslicepro ; source 0x408000
"dh" is short for "dhcp". The reason I have it thrice is because there's some oddity on my LAN switch where by it seems to be slow at picking up that something's connected to a port-- it happens for any device on any OS; so you probably don't need so many dhcp calls there.

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Old 12-07-2016, 01:59 AM   #21
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This is just great news!

I assume the HOWTO is updated accordingly (when time permits i will run a check)

So we stick to various tuned files for various boards?

This makes sense to me.

Next we need as much a s possible various boards tested and reported for support?

Asking so in the HOWTO and a link to here comes to mind?

Looking forward to test this
 
  


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