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Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 27, 2022, 9:55:23 AMFeb 27
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I am having problems with the readme.

**Usage of rbf.py:**
- Edit template/cubietruck.xml and set image path in the image tag

First is this installing RedSleeve7 or Centos7?

The template for cubieboard2 has:

    <board>cubieboard2</board>
    <image size="4G" type="raw"
path="cubieboard2-centos-image.img"></image>
    <partitions>

Where is the image?  I don't even see a RS7 image on

https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.redsleeve.org/pub/el7/images/

Please provide some guidance.


Gordan Bobic

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Feb 27, 2022, 10:00:52 AMFeb 27
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Those are el7 images, as you might infer from the directory tree they are in. They are, IIRC, ZFS root images based on zfs-fuse. I vaguely recall that Kirkwood is based on mainline 3.10 kernel. Not sure what kernel the exynos image has.

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Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 27, 2022, 12:57:26 PMFeb 27
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I have no problem starting with EL7 right now.  Just want what I need to set up a Cubieboard2.

Gordan Bobic

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Feb 27, 2022, 1:03:08 PMFeb 27
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Sure. Note what I said about the root image being based on zfs-fuse
file system. So make sure you are familiar with ZFS before you use
those.
I believe the kirkwood image boot is based uboot that supports EFI as
the 1st stage bootloader, and then grub2-efi as the second stage
bootloader.
In either case, you will need to use a kernel/initramfs suitable for
your hardware, but note that the ROOT file system is on zfs, so you
will need to bake zfs or zfs-fuse into your initramfs for the new
kernel.

Robert Moskowitz

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Feb 27, 2022, 3:52:20 PMFeb 27
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This is sounding more than I want to take on just for 7.

Is this due to it being 'soft float'?

What will be involved with RS8 being 'hard float'?

And I have not worked at all with zfs file system.  Still pretty much
just on ext4.  :)

Gordan Bobic

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Feb 27, 2022, 3:56:09 PMFeb 27
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On Sun, Feb 27, 2022 at 10:52 PM Robert Moskowitz <r...@htt-consult.com> wrote:
>
> This is sounding more than I want to take on just for 7.
>
> Is this due to it being 'soft float'?

No, it's purely because ZFS is what I use, and Kirkwood and Exynos is
what I used when I made those images years ago.

> What will be involved with RS8 being 'hard float'?

I'm going to wait for Jacco to answer that, I haven't really been very
involved in the RS8 era.
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