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Commit 5d3064e9 authored by thiolliere's avatar thiolliere

make vexpress boot: zip + documentation

parent 6845d183
......@@ -29,10 +29,14 @@ build your image with for example
warning: you need write priviledge for the device
There is also a script to compile linux kernel for QEMU emulation
in `make_vexpress_boot` directory.
## Build pibox-installer vexpress boot
You need gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf to compile it
pibox-installer download a linux kernel for the QEMU emulation of vexpress machine.
This vexpress boot can be compiled on linux using make-vexpress-boot python3 script.
requirements: `gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf` and `zip`
run: `python3 make-vexpress-boot`
## Principle
......@@ -48,7 +52,7 @@ Inside the emulator it builds ideascube with ansiblecube.
* run ansible-pull
* write image to the device
## build for windows
## Build for windows
On a windows machine install python3.5 and QEMU
......@@ -8,7 +8,8 @@ from zipfile import ZipFile
os.makedirs("build", exist_ok=True)
boot_dir = "vexpress-boot"
boot_dir = "pibox-installer-vexpress-boot"
boot_zip = boot_dir + ".zip"
linux_version = "4.10"
linux_folder = "linux-" + linux_version
......@@ -16,7 +17,7 @@ linux_zip = linux_folder + ".zip"
url = "{}.zip".format(linux_version)
print("--> make vexpress boot")
if os.path.isdir(boot_dir):
if os.path.isdir(boot_zip):
print("nothing to do")
......@@ -59,5 +60,11 @@ subprocess.check_call("make -j 2 ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- all
print("--> create vexpress boot directory")
subprocess.check_call("cp .config arch/arm/boot/zImage arch/arm/boot/dts/vexpress-v2p-ca9.dtb ../{}".format(boot_dir), shell=True)
with open("{}/README.txt".format(boot_dir), "w+") as readme:
readme.write("""This is the kernel used by pibox-installer to boot the vexpress machine in QEMU
It has been generated by make-vexpress-boot script at""")
print("--> create vexpress boot zip archive")
subprocess.check_call("zip -r --move {} {}".format(boot_zip, boot_dir), shell=True)
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