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by Penthux
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: How to install Slackware ARM on Raspberry RPI3 for very beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: How to install Slackware ARM on Raspberry RPI3 for very beginners?

From official: http://sarpi.co.uk/index.php?p=getslack to get : ftp://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwarearm/slackwarearm-14.2/ This is Evil ! root@mynixbox:/slackarm# rsync -Pavv --delete ftp.slackware.uk::slackwarearm/slackwarearm-current/ . RSYNC with delete, as root. It cannot be Unix, i.e. securit...
by Penthux
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi new URL
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi new URL

The 'Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi' - SARPi Project has a new Internet home.

You'll find it here: http://sarpi.co.uk

Please update all your links and shortcuts to point to this new address.

Many thanks.
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

On a Pi3, a fresh 4.9 kernel loaded on top of BRANCH=next firmware with "initramfs initrd.gz followkernel" boots OK for me: However, if I specify the load address using "initramfs initrd.gz 0xa00000" I get: [ 0.000000] INITRD: 0x00a00000+0x00519e7b overlaps in-use memory region - disabling initrd A...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

I want to build the same initramfs as you have so that the test is representative - although the build mechanism is the same the content will vary. Presumably you are following some SARPI/Slackware build instructions, so it shouldn't be too arduous to give me a link. http://mirrors.slackware.com/sl...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

PhilE wrote:Are you convinced yet?
Where are you getting those kernels from... rpi-update by any chance?
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

To save time, can you point me at build instructions for the initrd? No. If you don't know how to build an initrd I haven't got the time to teach you. Sorry. Google for it. :ugeek: The thing is, if i switch firmware from 'next' branch to 'master' branch the same initrd loads and works like a charm....
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

I suggest you use it on all platforms, but I'm not asking you specifically test it on Pi1. I assume the initrd.gz you are trying on Pi2/Pi3 is built specifically for Pi2/Pi3, not the same one you use on Pi1? The initrd I build is specific to the model of Pi, be it 1, 2 or 3. As is the kernel. The i...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

We're not going to "fix" something until it is confirmed that there is a problem. Please try with "followkernel" and report back. Ok, Sir. As you wish. What exactly do you want me to try with "followkernel", just the RPi2 and Rpi 3 or do you also want me to include and compare results with the RPi1...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

It might be better for Raspbian to load the initrd straight after the kernel with the code you advise but... I'm not working with Raspbian. From Documentation/initrd.txt (in the kernel source tree): When using initrd, the system typically boots as follows: 1) the boot loader loads the kernel and th...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

Unless you know what you are doing and have very good reason to, you are better off letting the firmware decide where to load the initrd: initramfs initrd.gz followkernel Note also the new, preferred syntax ("initramfs <file> <addr>"), although the old version is still supported. Ok PhilE, I think ...
by Penthux
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

Are you saying initrd is working on 4.4 kernel and not on 4.9 kenrel? But only on Pi2/Pi3? @dom : No, what I'm saying is... I'm ONLY working with the 'next' firmware branch and Linux kernel 'rpi-4.9.y' branch from the RPi repository. Before last weekend, through trial and error, the code I found th...
by Penthux
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

@dom: Do you have any kind of timeframe or E.T.A. for upgrading to kernel 4.9.x? The decision hasn't been made yet. I'm imagining we'll move mast rpi-update to 4.9 within the next few weeks. Ideally we'll push a fix for Chromium before then. Then it depends on feedback. It may appear in the next ra...
by Penthux
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

In general we don't enable every kernel config option (that default to disabled). Open an issue explaining why you think it is useful for RPi and we'll consider adding it. @dom: Do you have any kind of timeframe or E.T.A. for upgrading to kernel 4.9.x? <edit> After 3 days and in the absence of any ...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

We appreciate the fact that some people are prepared to try life on the cutting edge because they multiply our testing facilities - they get the cool new features first, and occasionally they get the bugs first too, which keeps everybody else safer. This thread is here to support the brave; questio...
by Penthux
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9
Replies: 289
Views: 106755

Re: Moving Linux kernel to 4.9

It would help if the apt-get raspberrypi-kernel package always deleted /boot/.firmware_revision that way the loonies running with a non-standard kernel wouldn't keep getting the wrong results from rpi-update when apt-get had sneaked a regressed kernel on to their system. Loonies? Some of us don't r...
by Penthux
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspian to conservative / old compiler / cross-compiler
Replies: 26
Views: 4211

Re: Raspian to conservative / old compiler / cross-compiler

MikeTheBiker wrote:It's quite hard to compile a cross-compiler yourself
I disagree. http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardwa ... s-compiler = quite easy. All the hard work has already been done for you. :P
by Penthux
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Experimental 64 bit kernel in foundation github tree
Replies: 11
Views: 10900

Re: Experimental 64 bit kernel in foundation github tree

Monery wrote:
You will need to install the 64bit cross compilers to build the tree...
You used "The". Is there a special compilier to do this? If so where can I get it from
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardwa ... s-compiler ;)
by Penthux
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Experimental 64 bit kernel in foundation github tree
Replies: 11
Views: 10900

Re: Experimental 64 bit kernel in foundation github tree

@Electron752 - Isn't it better to cross-compile aarch64 natively on the RPi3, using the same architecture on which to build that you're intending to run it on? The same goes for cross-compiling packages because many ARM packages aren't suitable for cross-compilation without making many laborious, an...
by Penthux
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right
Replies: 65
Views: 20684

Re: 64bit vs 32bit benchmark. Eben was right

MarkHaysHarris777 wrote:They're getting their act together at the Pine64 team... yes, the PI came in first in the survey, but the PineA64 came in 7th...
Which survey? It's ok quoting facts and figures but ... ah, forget it. Citation needed.
by Penthux
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: new SARPi website
Replies: 0
Views: 835

new SARPi website

Instead of three separate websites supporting Slackware ARM on the Raspberry Pi 1, 2, & 3, respectively... there is now a brand new SARPi project website in their place. New SARPi project URL: http://sarpi.fatdog.eu This new SARPi website supplants the original sites and combines them all into one. ...
by Penthux
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!

Thanks for the usual aggressive response, I wanted clarification not angst :o Whatever are you talking about? I offered clarification and even gave you a link to official confirmation as you don't appear to have acquired that information already by yourself. "The usual aggressive response" indicate...
by Penthux
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!

thanks, but i did not have wired & extra usb stick. That would be the easiest way. Especially if you are not familiar with setting up wireless under Slackware and have no Ethernet connection to install from FTP/HTTP server. You could download the Slackware ARM source to a USB stick (4GB or larger c...
by Penthux
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!

thanks, but i did not have wired & extra usb stick. That would be the easiest way. Especially if you are not familiar with setting up wireless under Slackware and have no Ethernet connection to install from FTP/HTTP server. You could download the Slackware ARM source to a USB stick (4GB or larger c...
by Penthux
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!

Penthux thanks for Slackware updates, is the version for the ARMv6 RPi's Soft Float or Hard Float ?? A little RTFM wouldn't go amiss. :roll: Slackware ARM -current hardware floating point port requires a minimum architecture of ARMv7-a. Ergo, Slackware ARM 14.2 is the only officially supported vers...
by Penthux
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1) - Updated!

does installation support wireless? Yes, Slackware ARM supports wireless devices, but you'll have to supply and configure it by yourself before installation. Many people choose to use a USB wi-fi dongle, such as the RTL8191. Whether or not there's a supported module already included depends on the ...

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