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8 Posts authored by: radiatortwo
This series of blog posts contains the following parts: 1. The bootloader U-Boot 2. The Kernel 3. Debian Root File System 4. Flashing with MFGTool in Windows 5. Creating an SDCard image (This part) Part 5: SDCard Image This is the last part of this series. Here we will create an image that we can use to flash directly on an SDCard we then can boot from. This is for those who don´t use Windows with MFGTool, but wan´t to use Linux to flash our created system. Ther ...
This series of blog posts contains the following parts: 1. The bootloader U-Boot 2. The Kernel and Device Tree 3. Debian Root File System 4. Flashing with MFGTool in Windows (This part) 5. Creating an SDCard image in Linux   Part 4: MFGTool   In this part I won´t be talking that much about MFGTool itself. For that I already have a blog post outside of this series, that you can find here: Mainline Kernel and U-Boot with MFGTool   The script used in that blog is diff ...
This series of blog posts contains the following parts: 1. The bootloader U-Boot 2. The Kernel 3. Debian Root File System (This part) 4. Flashing with MFGTool in Windows 5. Creating an SDCard Image   Part 3: Debian   So in this part we´ll create a debian file system completely from scratch. You´re asking why you should do this, since there are downloadable images?   Well the reason I prefer this method is the following:   You can download a prebuilt ima ...
This series of blog posts contains the following parts: 1. The bootloader U-Boot 2. The Kernel (This part) 3. Debian Root File System 4. Flashing with MFGTool in Windows 5.Creating an SDCard Image   Part 2: Kernel   In this part we will be creating the kernel, the device tree as well as the modules and kernel headers from the mainline source code.   The build environment will be the same as the one for building u-boot. So if you didn´t already do that, then you sho ...
So this is the start of a series of blog posts I announced some time ago.   I will describe here what steps you have to take to create a full Linux image for the RIoTBoard. In the end there also will be a download to an image we created with these steps. One for flashing with MFGTool and one for directly writing onto an SDCard.   This will include the following Blog Parts: 1. The bootloader U-Boot (This Part) 2. The Kernel 3. Debian Root File System 4. Flashing with MFGTool in ...
I´ve been searching for a method to write all the stuff you get from building the parts for the system on the internal flash of the board. Mainly because I don´t want to write everything onto an SD Card and then copy it onto the internal flash. Also there are a lot of steps to do every time. And because I´m mainly using Windows on my Desktop machines, I thought why not using MFGTool for that.   I won´t explain on how to create the parts. Only how to get them with MF ...
I´m not an Android developer. I´m using my RIoTBoard mainly with a Debian Linux distribution. but because I am rooting all of my Android devices, I thought why not root the RIoTBoard as well. Just for fun. It´s still an Android development board however and someone might need it.   And boy was that a journey. But I made it and here is how I did it. (This was tested with the Downloadable Image you get here at Element14 and also with the image compiled with development c ...
Since there´s only a small description on how to build Android from the sources and nothing about setting up the build environment, I am going to show you how to setup the build environment to compile Android for the RIoTBoard yourself.   I always work with Debian so the system we´ll be using is Debian 7.5. And it has to be the 64 bit version. There is a chance this also works with Ubuntu 12.04 and above. But no guarantee to that.   It doesn´t matter if you use a v ...