[Arm-netbook] Side-Topic: Liberating PocketCHIP

Pablo pablo at parobalth.org
Wed May 10 15:23:56 BST 2017

> >>On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM, John Luke Gibson
> >>eaterjolly at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Right now I'm looking at CHIP-buildroot.
> >> I'm planning on patching out any blobs and also anything not CHIP
> >> related (as we don't want a person to accidentally think the script
> >> will give them a blobless cubieboard or anything).

> >On 10 May 2017 09:40:02 GMT+03:00, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
> > there's already a libre version of the linux kernel which has this
> >done already. look up the linux kernel that parabola uses.
> >
>On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 12:05:33PM +0300, Allan Mwenda wrote:
> Free Software Foundation Latin America Linux-Libre. 

Good idea! To use an already existing and "official" kernel will save
time, add credibility and transparency.

The link to the mentioned page of FSF Latin America is:

With any non-Chip-kernel you will lose NAND support.
So you can either: 
a)patch your libre kernel 
b) ignore NAND and use flash memory via usb port.

For b) you will need mainline U-Boot because NextThings U-Boot fork
supports NAND but not booting via usb.


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