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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Chapter 7. Compiling the Bootloader and Kernel Using a BSP

Sometimes, a special feature in the kernel is required that is not included in the precompiled binaries, or maybe some new piece of Allwinner-based hardware was obtained that is not yet supported in the existing list of precompiled files. To solve issues like these, you need to compile the bootloader or kernel from source. While it is perfectly possible to download and compile the bootloader and the kernel by itself, the linux-sunxi community developed a board-support-package (BSP) that allows you to compile all these components together.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Installing a toolchain
  • Obtaining and using the BSP
  • Compiling the bootloader
  • Compiling the kernel
  • Creating a ...

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