Author Topic: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)  (Read 8556 times)

KartsteinE

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Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« on: April 19, 2016, 09:44:34 AM »
Is there a ready-made plop manager for the ARM v7 series cpu? I want to run inux on a Beelink X2 box, I have the Orange Pi linux running from sdcard but it is slow, I'd like to boot from a harddrive but AFAIK the box can not boot from a harddrive.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 11:46:40 AM »
Hello,

no, there is no ARM boot manager. It is possible to compile PlopKexec for ARM.

But its much easier and better to just copy the linux fom the SD card to the hard disk, change the boot parameter to the hard disk device node and use the SD card just for the U-boot and in the worst case to load the linux kernel/initrd. Everything else will be loaded fast from the hard disk.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 12:15:13 PM »
Thanks, I'm no linux expert so where do I change what?

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 12:46:06 PM »
What Linux do you run? There is no Orange Pi Linux.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 12:59:54 PM »
I downloaded it from here http://www.orangepi.org/downloadresources/orangepi2/orangepi2_7f566bc845d7c197c3bec8b3ae.html but I am going to try Unbuntu's ARM build or some Debian build.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 13:14:32 PM »
As it seems, you have not much experience in the boot topic of linux, it can became more difficult for you as it is. I dont know how much you have done with linux already.

You have to say what distribution you want to try. The boot process can be slightly different from distro to distro. As this is not the correct Linux forum for booting other than Plop Linux, I will give you just a few instructions. When you want to have it detailed, you have to post in the forum for the Linux you want to use or investigate by yourself. Alright?

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 13:35:43 PM »
I'm still learning but I'm a fast learner  :D I'll be greatful for any tips to lead me to the right path, so far it seems that the netinst image from here https://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ would be the best startingpoint :)

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 13:42:29 PM »
...so far it seems that the netinst image from here https://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ would be the best startingpoint :)

Thats not a good start point for a beginner with ARM hardware. As beginner, use an image that the manufactures of your hardware suggest. Write it to the SD card and then we shift the contents to the hard disk and update the boot parameters.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 15:14:00 PM »
The manufacturer only provides/promotes Android image(s), I hate Android.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 15:53:31 PM »
In the first post you said that you are running Orange Pi Linux. What disk image did you copy to the SD card? Whats the link to the file?

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2016, 19:08:27 PM »
http://www.orangepi.org/downloadresources/orangepi2/orangepi2_7b4701bb1ad60fe319f69f9c11.html is the link to the image, modified according to instructions here http://nanospic.com/?p=618
Linux on Beelink X2 is pretty much uncharted territory.

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 12:17:46 PM »
Did you build the u-boot.fex by yourself, or do you use the u-boot.fex from the zip file on http://nanospic.com/?p=618

When you booted, is there the file /proc/config.gz If yes, please post it here (use the attachment function)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 12:22:45 PM by Elmar »

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Re: Plop Manager for ARM (Beelink X2)
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 21:27:19 PM »
I'v gone for the Ubuntu disto for OrangePI 2 which runs on Beelink X2 also and moved the questionare to the appropiate forum. Thanks for all your help :)