[Arm-dev] Gigabyte MP30-AR0

Michael Howard

mike at dewberryfields.co.uk
Mon Feb 22 16:57:37 UTC 2016

On 22/02/2016 16:47, Gordan Bobic wrote:

> As mentioned, my accusation about the installer overwriting the
>> onboard kernel was way off mark, although something (chainloading
>> EFI?) does.
> The irony of that is killing me right now:
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2013-February/431095.html
> It is a long thread, but it does make for an entertaining (if also
> at times depressing) read.
> Dumbing down and crippling the text installer was a retarded idea back
> when it was done in F11 (and it filtered down into EL6). History 
> seemingly
> hasn't shown it to be any less retarded than it seemed to many of us
> back then.

I'll give it a read.

>> Anyway, the install does in fact succeed, which is great. I probably
>> should have stuck with the LVM partitioning scheme but hey ho, I can
>> re run things now that I know UEFI is working.
>> So, I have a minimal CentOS install with 4.2.0-0.21.el7.aarch64
>> kernel. Great start, thanks to all.
>> There is no networking so I need to get the installer to recognise the
>> nics at install time.
> So installer produces a bootable system, complete with a working kernel?

Yes, and no. It produces a bootable kernel.

> Does it use grub2 or does it do some magic to boot the kernel straight
> from UEFI?

I haven't had the nerve to attempt to bun UEFI to SPI-NOR permanently, 
so following the install (and any subsequent ones) I've loaded it from 
u-boot manually and then booted directly from UEFI from there. I can of 
course automate that I suppose.

Mike Howard

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