[Arm-netbook] getting allwinner SoC support upstream (was Re: Uploading linux (3.9.4-1))

luke.leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 22:57:21 BST 2013

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM, Neal Peacock <neal at nic-stix.com> wrote:

> Well this seems kind of small next to the rest of it

 nono - it's all good.

> but anyway, their
> flashing software crashes if your image has a partition larger than 512MB.
> This generally prevents creating Linux images with X that will flash
> directly to the nand, they always end up too large.

 *grin*.  and why are you building images that big rather than
building e.g. a 6mb debian-installer (netboot edition) and letting
people choose and configure what software they want? :)

> Recently Matson figured out a workaround by dividing the rootfs into
> multiple partitions though so its not really critical.

 also there's now fel-boot which completely bypassess the proprietary
tools, i use it to test and deploy on both the EOMA68-A10 and
EOMA68-A20 CPU Cards, it loads code *directly* into memory and
executes it.


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