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[alpine-user] Can't boot linux-vanilla on armhf

From: paul gauret <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:07:30 +0000 (UTC)

I can't boot the Alpine linux kernel on my armhf boards (tested on Cubieboard and OrangePI Plus with similar results).
Sample u-boot session below, messages stop after "Starting kernel" and board requires a hard reset:
=> setenv bootargs earlyprintk console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw rootwait=> env set fdt_high ffffffff=> fatload mmc 0 0x46000000 vmlinuz-vanilla3834368 bytes read in 310 ms (11.8 MiB/s)=> fatload mmc 0 0x49000000 linux-4.19.13-0-vanilla-sun4i-a10-cubieboard.dtb22448 bytes read in 4 ms (5.4 MiB/s)=> bootz 0x46000000 - 0x49000000## Flattened Device Tree blob at 49000000   Booting using the fdt blob at 0x49000000   Using Device Tree in place at 49000000, end 490087af
Starting kernel ...

For reference I can boot my custom built mainline kernel using the above commands without any trouble.
What I've already tried without success:- Use mainline u-boot rather than the Alpine u-boot for cubieboard- boot through extlinux- user older versions of the Alpine vanilla kernel
Am I doing something wrong here or shall I open a bug? 
Happy to help with troubleshooting if needed.

Received on Thu Jan 03 2019 - 12:07:30 UTC