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Re: pinebook 1080 updating?

> On Nov 15, 2019, at 5:25 PM, Aaron J. Grier <agrier%poofygoof.com@localhost> wrote:
> this seems a simple question, but how do I update a pinebook 1080 from
> source?
> I have been able to successfully boot an image from invisible.ca, but
> I'm not clear how to keep it going forward.  on other arches I can do
> build.sh and unpack the resulting sets.  (have done this at various
> points with i386, amd64, sparc, pmax, alpha, vax, and sgimips.)

That's basically all you need to do EXCEPT...

> there's no man page for evbarm/boot, evbarm/intro doesn't mention the
> pinebook (or aarch64 at all), and it's unclear how to update
> /boot/netbsd.img .  Is there some program to take the ELF /netbsd and
> convert it?

...you need to make sure to update the DTB files in /boot along with (maybe) the EFI boot loader (which is used to load the ELF-format NetBSD kernel at /netbsd).

I don't have my pinebook handy at the moment, but I'll post a follow-up with more details later (unless someone beats me to it).

> -- 
>  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | agrier%poofygoof.com@localhost
>  "The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity.  It
>   is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay."  -- Tony Hoare

-- thorpej

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