[Arm-dev] hikey 960?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Oct 25 22:34:33 UTC 2018

On 10/25/2018 05:30 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 10/25/2018 04:50 PM, Skorpeo Skorpeo wrote:
>> Has anyone been able to install centos using iso on a Hikey 960?  The
>> wiki says "The Hikey from 96boards mostly works, but setup is complex.
>> The installer currently cannot be used as one would traditionally expect."
>> Any guides out there on how to get it to work?  I am only able to get it
>> to the initial installation menu but no further, I tried playing with
>> various kernel parameters but to no avail.
>> Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated!
> I have no idea .. if someone wants to donate a board, I'll try to figure
> it out and put the info on the wiki.
> There could be several sticking points .. are all the drivers in the
> mainline kernel.
> The main issue here is those machines are armv8 (aarch64) but they do
> not have uefi support .. that means that the standard CentOS-7 aarch64
> installer will not work.
> What you would instead need to do is BASICALLY either use armhfp (32bit)
> install .. OR create a 64bit image similar to or armhfp 32 bit images
> and then use a 64bit uboot.
> I have no idea if our uboot has 64 bit compiled software for that board
> .. and we would need to create a 64bit image (which we need to try to do
> anyway).
> One thing to keep in mind is our armhfp distro is designed for the hobby
> type boards .. BUT our aarch64 distro is designed to run on large 64bit
> UEFI arm servers, but hobby boards that don't follow the UEFI standard
> and have limited RAM (that board as 3GB), etc.

I meant to say NOT on hobby boards with no UEFI for aarch64 ... :)

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