Newbie help requested


#1

I am new to the DB410C platform and would like to get some assistance with building from source and installing LK bootloader and Debian - either fastboot or SD card or both. Looking for up to date instructions that work to help get me up the learning curve quickly. I’ve built Debian from source so I am halfway there - just need help with LK at this point and how to get the 2 pieces working together. Thanks!


#2

Hi @charlie,

Please take a look at the release document below for instructions on building LK bootloader and Linux Kernel.

http://releases.linaro.org/96boards/dragonboard410c/linaro/debian/latest/

After building the images, flashing the images using fastboot can be found in our board documentation guide:

Thanks,
Mani


#3

Ok thank you this is what I was looking for.
But I have an error [target Image.gz not found]- - I have followed the
build instructions to the letter:

git clone -n http://git.linaro.org/landing-teams/working/qualcomm/kernel.git
cd kernel
git checkout -b kernel-18.01 debian-qcom-dragonboard410c-18.01
export ARCH=arm64
export CROSS_COMPILE=/aarch64-linux-gnu-
make defconfig distro.config
make -j4 Image.gz dtbs KERNELRELEASE=4.14.0-qcomlt-arm64

But I get target Image.gz not found - any suggestions on this?
I am able to build the modules in the next step so I know I have the tools
installed correctly.


#4

Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for.

Charlie


#5

Did you get any compilation error while building the kernel?


#6

Yes I did but it was my fault. I quickly posted a reply that said I had an
issue but then I was working on it while I waited for a reply and figured
out what I did wrong. It was my CROSS_COMPILE setting that was not quite
right. . I deleted that message after I got it working - sorry about that.

I just now flashed the freshly built bootloader and kernel/OS to the board
and it is booting to the desktop.
Thanks so much for your help!!

Charlie


#7

Cool. Glad to know!

Please mark the answer as Solved.

Thanks,
Mani