[Gta04-owner] Happy new Year edition of the Debian rootfs

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Jan 3 23:26:27 CET 2014

I have upgraded the default (NAND/SD) images based on Debian to

* Kernel 3.12.0
* Wheezy 7.3 armhf
* contains the 'eject' command

There are multiple options to use this work:

a) just use the rootfs to unpack to a single ext partition of your SD card - this will use the NAND kernel (which must be compatible) or you can copy a kernel to /boot/uImage in this partition

The rootfs w/o kernel (maybe also useful for other ARM projects) is here:  http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/debian/20140103-wheezy-7.3-full.tbz
A makesd script to format such a card is here: http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/debian/makesd

b) unpack the SD image to a raw SD card (you may have to resize the partitions afterwards) - this can be used to reflash kernel, U-Boot etc. to NAND

The sd image is here: http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20140103-GTA04-3.12.0-wheezy-7.3/sd-image.dd.bz2 

c) use the makesd script as a template to configure building your own SD image from scratch

The makesd script/directory is here: http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20140103-GTA04-3.12.0-wheezy-7.3/

I hope that you find it useful that we are still on the forefront of stable systems and others can build their GUI on top of it.


PS: it is just 3 years ago that we did have the first SD image for the GTA04A2:
and just 2,5 years for the first GTA04A3:
But in times where devices don't even get 6 months of support, I think it is important to
highlight that we still provide upgrades! Which makes us different.

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