On 09/22/2017 07:41 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 03:19:12PM -0500, Jeremy Linton wrote:
> On 09/18/2017 02:18 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> The HiKey960 is one of the supported list of devices per
) where it
mentions that the 96Boards.
>> But I am not finding any docs on how to install?
> I don't have a 960, but I've been running fedora on the older hikey. My
> suggestion is to use the prebuilt binaries install process to get a valid
> uefi image running on the machine.
> Really, you should only need to flash the ptable (emmc partition table),
> xloader/iloader, and fip.bin (uefi/armtf image). Then from that you _SHOULD_
> be able to download one of the fedora server/netboot images boot it and
> install fedora like you would on any generic PC with uefi.
OK, so I think you are saying extract:
No, don't extraction anything. Just dd the entire .iso file (or as I now
see Peter suggests gnome disk tool) to a USB disk, or burn it to a blank
cd, or maybe if there isn't a USB driver in the UEFI firmware an SD
card. Then plug the resulting disk into the hikey and reset the machine.
What should happen is that since there isn't any bootable media on the
hikey outside of that disk, it gets automatically started and you walk
through the fedora installer.
(I'm assuming you have the 96boards serial mezzanine
More likely, you will either land in the BDS (boot device selector menu)
or the UEFI command shell. From that you can either move around in the
menus and select "Boot Manager" and pick the device you wrote, or look
at the list of filesystems (FS0,FS1, etc) displayed by the UEFI shell,
and type "FSx:", "cd EFI\BOOT" "grubaa64.efi" which will
start grub and
allow you to start the install. Its possible you might need to add
"inst.text" to the grub command line if it starts up and complains about
X and you don't see a graphical installer.
Just be prepared for various things to not work, if for example it
appears the hikey can't see any USB devices you plug in from the
BDS/Shell then try a SD card, if the network can't start from the fedora
installer, try the server image, etc..
, then create an DOS partition image, put in the contents of that whole
thing in there (456M), modify the grub.cfg to use the serial console
(and VNC?), and then kick it off.
.. But that seems a bit silly - why not just have pre-created images
(boot and system.img) that could be loaded directly and have a basic
That's basically what the .iso images are, they have a uEFI system
partition and the artifacts necessarily to be auto-detected and started
from a boot manager across a range of different aarch64 devices. Whether
the linaro/hikey960 firmware is providing enough of the standard UEFI
services for this to work is something I can't say.
> The remainder of the images (boot/system/etc) would just be overwritten by
> the fedora install anyway.
> Will it work? No idea! The aarch64 fedora installers use basically upstream
> grub/kernel/etc trees so linaro "workarounds" for machine/firmware
> may not be in fedora. I intend to encourage more "standards" compliance
> regard to the UEFI images linaro ships when i'm at connect next week.
> Sorry, not be be more helpful.
>> The Linaro images are rootfs ones that would be loaded using fastboot (after a
lot of pain of changing the boot to UEFI) and loading the right Android type images on the
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