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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Mirage OS on Cubieboard - beginner question

On 5 Feb 2015, at 21:11, Thomas Leonard <talex5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 5 February 2015 at 15:19, Miroslav Dobsicek <m.dobsicek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I got interested in Mirage OS as it provides me with a good excuse to start
>> playing with Ocaml and single board computers.
>> To get started,
>> - I am better of buying Cubieboard 3 or rather the newer Cubieboard 4 with
>> the hope that Xen will support Allwinner A80 soon?
> I'd go with the Cubieboard 3. Otherwise, you'll have to figure out how
> to make it boot yourself. With the CB 3, you can use our pre-built
> image:
>  https://github.com/mirage/xen-arm-builder

(and precompiled SDcard images at http://blobs.openmirage.org/)

>> - What is the recommended debugging environment, I guess a serial console
>> is must. Something more to consider?
> For the CB3, it should just boot and be accessible over the network
> (it uses DHCP to get an address), so you might get away without the
> serial cable. If you get the CB4, I'm sure you'll need it though!
>> Note: I have no particular preference for Cubieboards as such, they are just
>> boards I noticed some Mirage developers are using.
> I think that's the easiest one to get started with.
> Has anyone tried the Raspberry Pi 2 yet? It's ARMv7, so it should work with 
> Xen.

Not yet.  Last I heard, it didn't have a proper GIC and so would have trouble
running Xen out of the box. I haven't looked at the released hardware though,
and would be most interested in seeing a dmesg.


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