Op woensdag 22 augustus 2018 18:13:20 CEST schreef Freek de Kruijf:
I experienced problems with the 1GB memory of the
Raspberry Pi 3, so I went
to a Banana Pi M64, which has almost the same specifications as the RPi3,
except it has 2 GB memory, and it uses a slightly different CPU. I even
found an image to run openSUSE Tumbleweed on it from a year ago. The image
used the same repository as the repository for the RPi3 (aarch64). However
upgrading to a newer version of Tumbleweed failed. As far as I could see
the only issue is a slightly different kernel and boot system.
Currently I am trying to implement my services on it using Debian Stretch.
I would very much like to use openSUSE on it, because I am more familiar
with it. Debian is quite different, both in managing packages as in
configuration of the services.
If I can be of assistance in implementing openSUSE on a Banana Pi M64 I am
quite willing to do that. Don't know if I have the necessary knowledge.
The problems I was facing stem from a bad micro-SD card. Now I am using a
proper one and used the above mentioned Tumbleweed image for the Banana Pi M64
dated about a year ago. It uses the Tumbleweed aarch64 repository for the
Raspberry Pi 3. I was able to upgrade the system even a new kernel was
installed. However the system uses still the old kernel 4.13.0. I notice that
/dev/mmcblk0p1, from which the system is booted, is not mounted on /boot. In
fact it is not mounted at all.
Most likely this is the best option. When executing mkinird I see two new
systems generated for versions 4.11.8-2-default and 4.17.14-2-default. However
there are missing firmware kernel modules: isight.fw, aic94xx-seq.fw, wd719x-
risc.bin, wd719x-wcs.bin, sd8688.bin, sd8688_helper.bin, sd8686.bin,
sd8686_helper.bin, sd8385.bin, and sd8385_helper.bin.
Another issue is that at start the root partition on the micro-SD card is
using almost all its initial space. So either one has to remove a lot of the
installed packages or enlarge the partition. Finally I found this is quite
easy using fdisk and partprobe.
Freek de Kruijf
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