Using buildroot with Poplar board?


#1

Hi,

Has somebody managed to successfully build and boot an image with buildroot for the Poplar board?
Can you share the defconfigs and image creation scripts (BR_2ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT) used?

Thanks


#2

buildroot just worked for me.

I used it for early versions of the my skunkworks USB installer. Not sure if I archived the defconfig anywhere… there was absolutely nothing clever in it. I just got it to build a .cpio archive and it ran from an initramfs.


#3

Thanks for the info… do you remember which kernel you used? Did you used the default one from buildroot or you only built the user-space with builroot and then used a pre-built kernel from a third-party?


#4

buildroot was just for the userspace and I built the kernel separately.

The kernel was a “nearly upstream” backport of some sort. In fact the main reason I was buildroot+cpio is that it didn’t have working USB drivers… as soon as we got USB drivers I switched the installer over to use Debian.