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This is a page about Olimex's Allwinner based A10 Board; A10-OLinuXino-LIME.

Availability

Boards:
A10-OLinuXino-LIME at Digi-Key
Accessories:
USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F at Digi-Key
A10-OLinuXino-LIME-BOX at Digi-Key

Notes

Power via standard dc wall jack, there doesn't seem to be enough power via usb.

Vendor Documentation

Basic Requirements

ARM Cross Compiler: GCC

This is a pre-built (64bit) version of Linaro GCC that runs on generic linux, sorry (32bit) x86 users, it's time to upgrade...
Download/Extract:

~/

Test:

~/

Bootloader: U-Boot

Das U-Boot – the Universal Boot Loader: http://www.denx.de/wiki/U-Boot
Download:

~/

Configure and Build:

~/u-boot

Linux Kernel

This script will build the kernel, modules, device tree binaries and copy them to the deploy directory.
Download:

~/

For v4.4.x (Longterm 4.4.x):

~/armv7-multiplatform

For v4.4.x-rt (Longterm 4.4.x + Real-Time Linux):

~/armv7-multiplatform

For v4.9.x (Longterm 4.9.x):

~/armv7-multiplatform

For v4.10.x (Stable):

~/armv7-multiplatform

For v4.11.x (Prepatch):

~/armv7-multiplatform

Build:

~/armv7-multiplatform/

Root File System

Debian 8

User

Password

debian

temppwd

root

root

Download:

~/

Verify:

~/

Extract:

~/

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

User

Password

ubuntu

temppwd

Download:

~/

Verify:

~/

Extract:

~/

Root File System (small flash)

A Root File System around 100Mb in size, for flash applications.

Debian 8 (small flash)

User

Password

debian

temppwd

root

root

Download:

~/

Verify:

~/

Extract:

~/

Setup microSD card

For these instruction we are assuming, DISK=/dev/mmcblk0, lsblk is very useful for determining the device id.

Erase partition table/labels on microSD card:

Install Bootloader:

~/

Create Partition Layout:
With util-linux v2.26, sfdisk was rewritten and is now based on libfdisk.

sfdisk
sfdisk >= 2.26.x
sfdisk <= 2.25.x

Format Partition:

Mount Partition:
On most systems these partitions may will be auto-mounted...

Install Kernel and Root File System

To help new users, since the kernel version can change on a daily basis. The kernel building scripts listed on this page will now give you a hint of what kernel version was built.

Copy and paste that "export kernel_version=4.X.Y-Z" exactly as shown in your own build/desktop environment and hit enter to create an environment variable to be used later.

Copy Root File System

~/

Setup extlinux.conf

~/

Copy Kernel Image

Kernel Image:

~/

Copy Kernel Device Tree Binaries

~/

Copy Kernel Modules

~/

File Systems Table (/etc/fstab)

/etc/fstab

Remove microSD/SD card

Comments

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