[Dev] A10 OLinuxino Lime not booting, LXDE switch, openrc

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at cyberdimension.org
Tue Feb 11 04:30:04 GMT 2020

On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:25:33 +0000
"lovell.joshyyy" <lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com> wrote:

I checked in u-boot v2019.10 and we have CONFIG_DISTRO_DEFAULTS=y:
> $ export ARCH=arm
> $ make A10-OLinuXino-Lime_defconfig

So this means that we can use /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf instead of
boot.scr as it is easier to work with. Else you would need the boot.scr
to conform to u-boot's distro boot requirements.

> ##Download the stuff
> wget
> https://www.parabola.nu/packages/libre/armv7h/uboot4extlinux-a10-olinuxino-lime/download/
> wget
> https://repomirror.parabola.nu/iso/systemd-cli-2018-02-06/parabola-systemd-cli-armv7h-tarball-2018-02-06.tar.gz
It'd be better to check that stuff with packan-key or gpg.

> wget
> https://git.parabola.nu/abslibre.git/plain/libre/uboot-sunxi/boot.txt
I've quoted that script below:
> part uuid ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} uuid
I did a quick look, and bootpart is probably not part of the u-boot
environment anymore.

Also it seems that we don't have compatibility with old boot scripts:

> setenv bootargs console=${console} root=PARTUUID=${uuid} rw rootwait
> if load ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} ${kernel_addr_r} /boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre; then
>   if load ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} ${fdt_addr_r} /boot/dtbs/linux-libre/${fdtfile}; then
>     if load ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} ${ramdisk_addr_r} /boot/initramfs-linux-libre.img; then
>       bootz ${kernel_addr_r} ${ramdisk_addr_r}:${filesize} ${fdt_addr_r};
>     else
>       bootz ${kernel_addr_r} - ${fdt_addr_r};
>     fi;
>   fi;
> fi
So that probably fails because of the bootpart. The addresses look
compliant, devtype and devnum probably works as they are widely used,
but I didn't see them mentioned in doc/README.distro.

> if load ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} 0x48000000 /boot/uImage; then
There is no /boot/uImage + the bootpart probably fails too here, it
would also need the devicetree and so on to work.
>   if load ${devtype} ${devnum}:${bootpart} 0x43000000 /boot/script.bin; then
>     setenv bootm_boot_mode sec;
>     bootm 0x48000000;
>   fi;
> fi

> cp -a boot.txt mnt/boot
> mnt/boot/boot.txt
> mkimage -A arm -O linux -T script -C none -n "U-Boot boot script" -d
> mnt/boot/boot.txt boot.scr
> cp -a boot.scr mnt/boot
Try to rm mnt/boot/boot.scr, because u-boot probably tries that script
first, before trying /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf.

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