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Re: Quartz64

Jason Mitchell <jmitchel%bigjar.com@localhost> wrote:
>On 1/30/22 3:43 AM, Robert Swindells wrote:
>> Jason Mitchell <jmitchel%bigjar.com@localhost> wrote:
>>> On 1/29/22 10:45 AM, Robert Swindells wrote:
>>>> Is anyone doing anything with the Quartz64 board from Pine64?
>>>> The Pine64 Wiki suggests that you can just download a -current install
>>>> image and it will work:
>>>> <https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Quartz64#NetBSD>
>>>> This doesn't work for me, if there are other steps needed then someone
>>>> should either add them to the description in the Pine64 wiki or replace
>>>> the description with a link to better instructions in our wiki.
>>>> The Tianocore firmware images that jmcneill@ has created do work for me
>>>> but I can't work out how to combine that with a NetBSD boot image or
>>>> configure the firmware to tell it to boot NetBSD.
>>>> It could be useful to know if people are working on any NetBSD drivers
>>>> for the RK3566 so that we don't duplicate effort.
>>> As far as I understand, the tianocore image contains U-Boot and EFI
>>> code. It should look for a DOS partition (or a partition with the EFI
>>> GPT type) and look for a boot loader (in EFI/BOOT/bootaa64.efi). So the
>>> easiest thing to try would be to copy the tianocore image to an sd card
>>> and add a DOS partition and fill it with the files from the DOS
>>> partition in arm64.img. Hopefully when you put the sd card into the
>>> Quartz you will see the NetBSD boot loader when you boot it up. If this
>>> works, then copy the NetBSD partition from the arm64.img to the SD card
>>> and things should work. Or make a new NetBSD partition and copy the
>>> files by hand.
>> Maybe what is expected is to put the tianocore image on an sd card
>> and the installation image on an eMMC device, still doesn't boot
>> NetBSD by default.
>> I do get a UEFI menu on the serial console if I wait long enough, had
>> been powering it off too soon, no idea what to do with it though.
>That I don't know. Hopefully if there's an EFI partition on the disk, 
>the UEFI loader will boot it.

It doesn't.

I propose to delete the NetBSD section from the Quartz64 page on the
Pine64 wiki, instructions that don't work make the NetBSD project look

Robert Swindells

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