[Arm-netbook] Support for sunxi-based ARM systems in d-i

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Sun Apr 27 14:52:36 BST 2014

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM, Karsten Merker <merker at debian.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently working on better support for sunxi-based ARM systems
> in d-i and flash-kernel.  Thanks to Ian's backport of the sunxi AHCI
> support from kernel 3.15rc1 into the Debian 3.14 kernel package (as
> of linux-image-3.14-trunk-armmp_3.14.1-1~exp2_armhf.deb, currently
> only available as source in git) it is now possible to run d-i on
> Allwinner A10/A20-based systems like the Cubie{board,board2,truck}.

 hoooraaaaay!  congratulations.  this is an awesome strategic
achievement.  it will not stop people doing stupid things like forcing
their personal preferred settings onto others when distributing
ridiculously large (4gbyte) fixed size root images but it at least
provides an alternative... one that is a sub-5mbyte alternative at

 do you have a pre-built option or some instructions for people to follow?


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