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E-Razor
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Gentoo for the MK802 USB-PC Reply with quote

Hi all!

I bought one of these cheap MK802 USB-PCs and started compiling gentoo for it.

Here is some info about the device:
http://liliputing.com/tag/mk802

Things are pretty simple at the moment. I started with the ubuntu image for an external sd card, downloaded a arm7-stage3 and started compiling.

If anyone else is interested I can also setup a little project page.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to install Gentoo on mk802. (gentoo-sources-3.5.0) Config file from Lubuntu. After a reboot is just a black screen and Gentoo does not work. Your system work ok ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi.

what is current state? I would install gentoo on my mk802 too :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo sources will not work, you'll need the allwinner-a10 git sources:

http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/kernel_compile/


I'm currently stuck on reconfiguring/compiling uboot.

Does anyone have some ideas about this?

I compiled uboot as they wrote in this guide:
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/u-boot/

But it seems like u-boot is not reading my uEnv.txt .


I installed the gentoo root and kernel-modules on /dev/mmcblk1p3 and copied uImage as uImage_gentoo into /boot which is /dev/mmcblk1p1 .

My idea was to create the uEnv.txt like this:
kernel=uImage_gentoo
root=/dev/mmcblk1p3

But as i said it still boots the old kernel and ubuntu from /dev/mmcblk1p2 .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be interesting if you have resolve issues with DNS:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=7115352#7115352
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really interested in this too! I've found a minimal gentoo tarball for mk802 but i can't understand how to boot (other managed to boot, i'll post direct link if i can [it's another forum])
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link would be pretty nice!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, i hope i'll not get banned for this :D

This is for boot : http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~dnicoara/boot.tar.bz2
And this is rootfs : http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~dnicoara/gentoo-armhf.tar.bz2

For what i have understood you have to build u-boot following this : http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/a10_mmc_boot/ , then writing the files specified in the link into the sd (raw format, out of filesystem)

Now i'm trying compiling this in a lubuntu img upped in my mk802 (yeah i know, lubuntu...)

My idea is to create a custom gentoo img without DE, only with shell, for server purposes!

Obviously, when i'll create a working img (if i'll figure out how to), i'll upload it somewhere (maybe on my new server :D)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the only one who's trying to develop a custom image? I hope not :D
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything new about MK802 and gentoo? Is already something like stage3 for mk802?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: make.conf Reply with quote

Hi
I'm just trying to turn my MK802 into something useful.
what's your make.conf like?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is for the ones who want to have a gentoo in their mk802 and are still blocked.

You have to unpack the tars i have linked a few post ago, MANTAINING permissions. Obviously you must have u-boot configured in your sd card (done by dd'ing a ready image then overwriting boot and root partitions).
In that case, it will boot without problems.

Next thing to do is set up a new portage environment, selecting profiles and removing the old portage install (remember to edit make.conf for overlay_dir).
THEN, you have to follow the link posted by E-Razor for resolving DNS conflicts with portage.

At this point, you can try to use emerge, (now i have compilation issues, i will try).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on Alternative Architectures.

It will get better exposure here as its an ARM system
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compilation issues were caused by strange date/time configuration (econf failed).
Setting the right date / time resolved all issues and all goes right.
So, if there is someone who has problems, i'm here for helping others!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! I'm planing to install gentoo on MK802. Would you give me some instructions or tutorials? Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

recoco.zhang wrote:
Great! I'm planing to install gentoo on MK802. Would you give me some instructions or tutorials? Thanks in advance!



https://www.miniand.com/forums/forums/development/topics/new-gentoo-based-image-for-mk802ii
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