Newbie help requested


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!


Hi @charlie,

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

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



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
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.


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



Did you get any compilation error while building the kernel?


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!!



Cool. Glad to know!

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