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by Jeremy Davis
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

Note that raspbian.org and the foundations official Raspbian images are not the same. Do raspbian.org even offer images ? All i could find after a breif look was : 'Unofficial Raspbian Images' Members of the Raspbian community have stepped forward to create their own Raspbian images which they are ...
by Jeremy Davis
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

Note that raspbian.org and the foundations official Raspbian images are not the same. As to your question of the freedom of BIOS/UEFI , the situation might be even worse on x86 : https://libreboot.org/faq/ ghans Thanks ghans. Your link confirmed my worst suspicions... Really anyone who has concerns...
by Jeremy Davis
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

Hi Jeremy, I thing your original ask is more closer to: 1.) Will there be a time when Raspbian release using only FLOSS will appear? rather then 2.) Is it technically possible to make Raspbian 100% FLOSS (free and libre open source software)? As I read this posts it is evident that you know or thin...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

I was hoping that might mean that the binary blob wouldn't be required, but perhaps not... The blob is necessary to boot the system, get the frame buffer up and running, and controls all HW graphics operations, camera ops, decode/encode, DSI screen interface, HDMI interface etc. I don't think Broad...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

AFAIK the VC4 (i.e. RPi video chip) FLOSS drivers are in the mainline kernel (as of 4.4? improved in v4.5?). Why does that matter? The Foundation's kernel sources are under the same licenses. https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux I was hoping that might mean that the binary blob wouldn't be required...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

1) All Pis need a propietary BLOB to boot (the main problem IMHO) I was hoping that rumours I'd read regarding Broadcom open sourcing code might mean that this binary blob was no longer required. It sounds perhaps not... 2) Debian and Raspbian provide instructions on how to enable a non-free reposi...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

Thanks for your thoughtful insights and suggestion MarkHaysHarris777. For insight into me and where I'm coming from I would say that philosophically I'm with the FSF but in practice (for purely pragmatic reasons) tend to act as if I'm with OSI. Whilst on one level I totally get what Stallman and the...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Current status/possibility of fully FLOSS Raspbian

I have been trying to get to the bottom of the status/possibility of a fully FLOSS Raspbian install. There seems to be so much conflicting information online (much of which is really out of date). So I figured I'd come straight to the source. Apologies if there is already a clear (and up to date) an...
by Jeremy Davis
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disk image repository
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Disk image repository

Great work summersab! :) I've just had a quick look over stuff and TBH I am not sure how far someone will get without me taking some time out to explain things a little. My code snippets are a mess and at the point I wrote a lot of it, I didn't know TKLDev and the TurnKey toolchain as well as I do n...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disk image repository
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Disk image repository

@Heater - you are most welcome! :) @Pithagoros - yes that's a very good point. But the reality is that in that case it was the lack of education and user vigilance that was the primary issue (although having their website hacked and a dodgy image uploaded would be very embarrassing). We can not comp...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disk image repository
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Disk image repository

Firstly, thanks for the suggestion summersab! :D We (as in TurnKey - I'm one of the core team) could definitely help in this regard; although we don't yet have an RPi port (currently we only support amd64). I did start work on it some time ago but I ended up having to redirect my attention to higher...
by Jeremy Davis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release
Replies: 149
Views: 57752

Re: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release

Ok so some progress... Out of interest why are you not using the standard QEMU build? Ideally real emulated RPi hardware in QEMU (what these guys have been working solidly on) would be awesome; but in it's current incomplete and a little unstable state I think going with the default is better. And l...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 'Home made' Raspbian (on B+) won't boot...
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Re: 'Home made' Raspbian (on B+) won't boot...

If you also want to vcgenmod and friends then you need to create an APT pinning file to prefer the raspbian.org package above the rpf one by creating /etc/apt/preferences.d/01vcgencmd.pref with the following contents: Package: libraspberrypi-bin libraspberrypi0 libraspberrypi-dev libraspberrypi-doc...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release
Replies: 149
Views: 57752

Re: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release

I'm not sure but my guess is that the problem is the kernel that you are using. The kernel that you said you are using has been compiled so it will run on the default QEMU emulated hardware. But you're running a (patched) version of QEMU that is providing different hardware (emulated RPi hardware) s...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Some bootup problem…
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Some bootup problem…

Okidoki! Did that not and the command ran successfull! fsck from util-linux 2.19.1 dosfsck 3.0.9, 31 Jan 2010, FAT32, LFN /dev/sdb1: 34 files, 1352/7161 clusters fsck from util-linux 2.19.1 e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010) /dev/sdb2: clean, 98508/1896832 files, 752161/7573504 blocks Seems good, right? ...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Raspberrypi Usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Raspberrypi Usage

ghans is on the money! Having said that though if you are happy working in Linux then you'll find that there are plenty of good options and should be sufficient for basic text editor type programming. If you need to compile stuff you will find it slow... IMO Raspbian is a great distro (a port of Deb...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 'Home made' Raspbian (on B+) won't boot...
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

'Home made' Raspbian (on B+) won't boot...

Hi all, I have made a 'home made' minimalist Raspbian install (essentially it's made with a customised debootstrap then additional software is installed via chroot). I did all this within a QEMU RPi VM (so essentially a 'native build; no cross-compiling stuff...) and it all appeared to work ok; but ...
by Jeremy Davis
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?

Thanks for the input... FWIW I ended up compiling a AuFS kernel that is compatible with QEMU. So for now I am just doing what I need as a QEMU VM...

I might revisit this later; we'll see...
by Jeremy Davis
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release
Replies: 149
Views: 57752

Re: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release

chris57100, You have cloned the repository properly. The part that's missing is that git checks out the 'master' branch by default. The 'master' branch in this repo follows the stock qemu main branch. The RasPI changes are on the 'rpi' branch. To switch from 'master' to 'rpi', run: git checkout rpi...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release
Replies: 149
Views: 57752

Re: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release

I'm not mastering GitHub at all ! So i guess that no, i cloned the wrong one. I executed this command : git clone https://github.com/Torlus/qemu.git In your local git repo directory try this (the bit after '#' is a comment that explains what is happening - teach a man to fish and all that! :D #fetc...
by Jeremy Davis
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?

I just read somewhere that the Raspbian kernel should come with AuFS support cooked in already...!? Is that the case? It was the case with the raspbian.org 3.12.x kernels, but no anymore in the 3.18.x kernels. (note that there's a difference between the raspbian.org and the raspberry pi foundation ...
by Jeremy Davis
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?

I just read somewhere that the Raspbian kernel should come with AuFS support cooked in already...!? Is that the case?

TBH I have been mostly running within QEMU (using a kernel I compiled myself) so perhaps that's why I came across this issue...
by Jeremy Davis
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?

If your application just needs an overlay filesystem then maybe overlayfs is an option? The latest (3.18) kernel can be compiled with overlayfs: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/blob/rpi-3.18.y/Documentation/filesystems/overlayfs.txt zgrep -i overlay /proc/config.gz reports: # CONFIG_OVERLAY_FS...
by Jeremy Davis
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Build AuFS module without compiling new kernel?

What's the output of "uname -a"? What's the output of either "grep -i aufs /boot/config-$(uname -r)" or "zgrep -i aufs /proc/config.gz"? If "lsmod | grep aufs" doesn't return anything, does "modprobe aufs" work? Thanks for the response diederik. Sorry don't have my RPi handy ATM but the kernels I t...
by Jeremy Davis
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release
Replies: 149
Views: 57752

Re: QEMU patches for RPi emulation - Initial release

Awesome work Torlus and others. I just built this from source today (commit e496aff991) and it works a treat but only on older Raspbian kernels (as others have mentioned). Also as is know networking still no go. I tested with linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-rpi (the default in my freshly upgraded system) a...

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