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Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby Spectre660 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:24 pm

Sam460ex USB boot drive .img .

Includes ramdisk net installers for both Debian 8 and Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 .

Version with kernel 4.4.43 .

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ohye ... 4.img?dl=0
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby Spectre660 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:45 pm

Download Link above updated .
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby seventhwonder » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:44 pm

Spectre660 wrote:Download Link above updated .


I can't believe that I am posting this but (after running Linux on x5000 and a1222)

I have sucessfully installed Ubuntu to /dev/sda

I can't boot Linux on Sam460.

I am using your uImage and sam460.dtb via tftp server..

tftp 1000000 uImage-460
tftp 2000000 sam460.dtb
bootm 1000000 2000000

I get the wrong ramdisk image format error..

I tried kernel 4.5 and canyonlands.dtb

Same error.

What am I missing ?
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby seventhwonder » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:01 pm

It should be

bootm 1000000 - 2000000

of course.
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby javierdlr » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:51 pm

seventhwonder wrote:
Spectre660 wrote:Download Link above updated .

...
I get the wrong ramdisk image format error..

I tried kernel 4.5 and canyonlands.dtb

Same error.

What am I missing ?


Where did you get the kernel 4.5?!?!?

I'm using 4.9 and 4.14 here without problems. maybe ramdisk nvar is "broken", mine is:
bootargs=root=/dev/sda11 console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0

maybe you have some filesystem problem, where yout tftp files are.
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby Spectre660 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:44 pm

@seventhwonder

Is it possible that files you download and or transfer between machines are being corrupted ?
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby seventhwonder » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:20 pm

Spectre660 wrote:@seventhwonder

Is it possible that files you download and or transfer between machines are being corrupted ?


It was a typing error. I missed "-" in bootm 1000000 - 2000000 :)

Now I can run Ubuntu 16.

But Ubuntu 16 is very slow on Sam460..CPU is like 50% when idle and when there is action (like compiling) it reaches to 99%

Do you have the same problem ?

And also btw, does the Sam460 kernel supports KVM ?

Thanks.
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby Spectre660 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:04 pm

@ seventhwonder

Yes Linux GUI is slow on the Sam460ex as there is no hardware acceleration .
Have not been using Linux on my Sam460ex as I could not get Radeon Rx cards to boot.


See the Posting below for the source on info on KVM.
I never tried it myself and I don know if he left it in but you know who to ask .

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu ... 00367.html
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby seventhwonder » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:47 pm

@Spectre660

I compiled kernel 4.14.91 without any errors with the KVM enabled.

However I can’t boot the kernel with sam460.dtb file.

Do I need to create a new dtb file ?

I tried using
make uImage dtbs

But that did not work..

Any ideas ?
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Re: Sam460ex Linux Installer

Postby Spectre660 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:49 am

@seventhwonder

The .dtb should not make a diffeernce .

Use
make uImage canyonlands.dtb


Did you apply the patches (sam460ex_4.14.patch) prior to compiling ?
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