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Since the 3.10.0 release, Alpine Linux includes u-boot support for the Pine64 LTS. The <code>linux-vanilla</code> kernel is still too old to boot it, however this page describes how to install the system for once the kernel is upgraded.
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The generic ARM image should be used. Make sure your sdcard is empty before you install Alpine Linux, as all it's contents will be removed!
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Since the 3.10.0 release, Alpine Linux includes [https://denx.de/ u-boot] support for the [https://pine64.org/ Pine64] A64LTS. Since the 3.11.0 release, Alpine Linux includes a kernel that is new enough to boot it. This page describes how to install the system.
  
# download the generic ARM image and unpack it somewhere
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The generic (u-boot) ARM image should be used. Make sure your sdcard is empty before you install Alpine Linux, as all it's contents will be removed!
# write u-boot to the sdcard <code><unpacked folder>/u-boot/pine64-lts/dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/path/to/sdcard bs=1024 seek=8</code>
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# download the [http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.11/releases/aarch64/ generic ARM image] and unpack it somewhere
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# write u-boot to the sdcard <code>cd <unpacked folder>/u-boot/pine64-lts && dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/path/to/sdcard bs=1024 seek=8</code>
 
# create a new partition on the sdcard starting from sector 2048, set it as bootable
 
# create a new partition on the sdcard starting from sector 2048, set it as bootable
 
# format it to ext4 (or any other filesystem that u-boot supports booting from)
 
# format it to ext4 (or any other filesystem that u-boot supports booting from)
# copy over the <code>apk</code>, <code>boot</code> and <code>extlinux</code> folders from the extracted archive to the new partition
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# decompress (<code>gunzip</code>)the kernel image (<code>boot/vmlinuz-lts</code>) as the device's u-boot can't boot from a compressed kernel
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# copy over the <code>apks</code>, <code>boot</code> and <code>extlinux</code> folders from the extracted archive to the new partition
  
 
Alpine Linux should now boot on your device.
 
Alpine Linux should now boot on your device.
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Latest revision as of 14:15, 19 December 2019

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(Last edited by PureTryOut on 19 Dec 2019.)

Since the 3.10.0 release, Alpine Linux includes u-boot support for the Pine64 A64LTS. Since the 3.11.0 release, Alpine Linux includes a kernel that is new enough to boot it. This page describes how to install the system.

The generic (u-boot) ARM image should be used. Make sure your sdcard is empty before you install Alpine Linux, as all it's contents will be removed!

  1. download the generic ARM image and unpack it somewhere
  2. write u-boot to the sdcard cd <unpacked folder>/u-boot/pine64-lts && dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/path/to/sdcard bs=1024 seek=8
  3. create a new partition on the sdcard starting from sector 2048, set it as bootable
  4. format it to ext4 (or any other filesystem that u-boot supports booting from)
  5. decompress (gunzip)the kernel image (boot/vmlinuz-lts) as the device's u-boot can't boot from a compressed kernel
  6. copy over the apks, boot and extlinux folders from the extracted archive to the new partition

Alpine Linux should now boot on your device.