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Minimal textonly linux - TESTERS WANTED!

Posted by caminati 
Minimal textonly linux - TESTERS WANTED!
August 19, 2012 06:15PM
Hello, I am trying to build a console-only, tiny linux working on Allwinner A10. The ambitious goal is to port (Micro) Core Linux.
I successfully booted a test version: I see the shell in a text console on my tablet's lcd.
However, fellows on Core forums cannot accomplish the same with other A10-based hardware (Mele).
So it would be great if anyone could download these few Mbytes image and give feedback.
It is the "A10MinimalLinux.img.gz" available on my homepage:

1) Raw copy it to your microsd (I assume it is /dev/sdb and that you are root):
gunzip < A10MinimalLinux.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdb

2) Mount the first partition and add a suitable script.bin:
mkdir /mnt/sdb1 ; mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 ; cp script.bin /mnt/sdb1

It would be great if anybody had success booting it, and report on which hardware and with which script.bin.

PS: Discussions on that:
Core forum
Miniand forum
PPS: Here success just means some video output, don't expect that to be otherwise functional.
PPPS: STANDARD DISCLAIMER: This comes with absolutely no warranty. Use at your risk.

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