Re: Bug#772953: Enable several Kconfigs to support OMAP5432 uEVM devboard
> On Dec 17, 2014, at 16:38, Ian Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-12-17 at 15:10 +0800, Chen Baozi wrote:
>> Hi Ian,
>>> On Dec 13, 2014, at 20:21, Ian Campbell <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> If you care about Debian Installer support then you should also check
>>> whether any of the newly added modules need to be added to the installer
>>> udebs (which you can mainly do via the module lists under
>>> debian/installer/armhf/modules/armhf-armmp/). I've added dwc3-omap to
>>> usb-modules already since that one seemed obvious.
>> I haven't tried debian-installer on arm platform before. I guess people
>> usually don’t use it as a CD/DVD installer image like x86 on arm?
> I usually use netboot, others use hd-media from USB sticks etc.
>> Any pre-built image for a quick test? Do I need to generate the image by
> There are daily installer images at
> http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armhf/ but these are built from the
> kernel etc in sid not from svn, i.e. don't yet include the changes to
> enable uEVM, so until the kernel is next uploaded you would indeed need
> to build d-i yourself.
> That's not too hard: Take all the udebs from your kernel build (e.g.
> from dcmd --udeb linux_..._armhf.changes) and put them in the
> build/localudebs directory of the debian-installer.git. Then:
> make -C build build_netboot
> etc. It doesn't (easily?) cross compile, so you will need an armhf host.
I have a glance at the kernel’s installer configs and tried the netboot
without any modification. Some work should be done to make debian-installer
support OMAP5 uEVM (e.g., ethernet driver etc).
By waiting the kernel building with some initial attempted configs added,
just one question to ask. I looked through the
debian/installer/armhf/modules/armhf-armmp/, but it looks like none of
files is about regulator modules. However, according to my previous
experience, missing regulator driver modules is the main reason that
the old debian kernel doesn’t support OMAP5 uEVM. How does debian-installer
deal with this situation (if it does need extra regulator drivers included?)