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[alpine-user] alpine on orange pi r1

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 21:06:31 -0500


i'm new to alpine and i just received my first arm dev board, the orange
pi r1.

obviously, alpine looks to be ideal for this use case(firewall, router,
etc), but i'm having trouble getting it installed to the sdcard in a way
that the orange pi will boot it. i've read the tutorial here:

, but i'd rather not have to try to compile the kernel, and all of that,
if i can help it. i'm thinking maybe that was written before some of
these arm downloads were available.

i'm hoping i can use the generic arm->armhf download (with a binary
kernel package, etc) and i was trying to install it to the sdcard in
diskless mode starting with the instructions here:

but it won't boot. From poking around in the extracted files, it looks
like i'm supposed to write u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin to somewhere on the
sd card, but i also notice that there is no dtb file specifically for
the orange pi r1 in the
boot/dtbs folder.

is there a way to make the orange pi r1 work with the generic arm->armhf
or is compiling the kernel necessary to get the correct dtb for this board?

thanks in advance,


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