How OS images for ODROID boards are created ?

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How OS images for ODROID boards are created ?

Unread post by artonge » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:35 am


I would like to create my own OS image for my XU4 board so I'm wondering how OS images like viewtopic.php?f=96&t=30552, are created.
If it requires scripts or else, do you have some example ?


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Re: How OS images for ODROID boards are created ?

Unread post by meveric » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:46 am

The easiest way is to take an existing image.
Replace the rootfs with the one from the image you want to use and you're done.
Bootfs is its own partition and that is the minimum needed to boot an image.
Rootfs is its own partition and can house any OS you want, as long as you have the kernel modules on it so the Kernel can load them you're fine.

The rest is up to you what you need.. drivers, configuration and that kind... but just to get an image to boot, you only need an armhf rootfs of any system and the Kernel modules.
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Re: How OS images for ODROID boards are created ?

Unread post by umiddelb » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:13 pm

You can build it from scratch. You need to combine u-boot, kernel and userland. I've written some scripts to automate this process. The scripts for the xu4 can be found here.

If you don't trust my prebuilt kernel archives you can try Armbian instead. Armbian builds everything from scratch, but needs a X86 platform to run.

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