Experimental Openembedded image for A10

As discussed in another thread, i created a meta layer for openembedded with u-boot and kernel for allwinner a10 boards:


Everything went smoothly and i successfully built a base console image, with kernel and u-boot. I just had to make a small patch for the kernel, gcc was complaining about some inline functions.

I have no A10 hardware so i can't test it, i uploaded the rootfs, kernel and u-boot in the repository download section.

It's possibile that it will not work very well because i forgot to use the proper libc kernel headers, but it should boot and you will be able to play with it anyway. A fix will come later.

Just as a reference:

Build Configuration:

BB_VERSION        = "1.15.2"
TARGET_ARCH       = "arm"
TARGET_OS         = "linux-gnueabi"
MACHINE           = "allwinner-a10"
DISTRO_VERSION    = "oe-core.0"
TUNE_FEATURES     = "armv7a vfp neon cortexa8"
TARGET_FPU        = "vfp-neon"
meta-allwinner    = "master:e3113827810e98eb1b012f0b280fb917199704c1"
meta-oe           = "master:fb360b53a5f9715320fe161637e4b46737f52d8f"

(i don't know why it reports meta-allwinner with git information, it was still not a git repository when i built the image...).

If it fries your A10 don't blame me :D

Angstrom and E17

Instructions on how to build the Angstrom GNU/Linux OS with the E17 Desktop Environment using Openembedded: