[Freedombox-discuss] Raspberry Pi 2

Efraim Flashner efraim at flashner.co.il
Wed Feb 4 14:23:39 UTC 2015

On Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:37:19 +0100
Anders Jackson <anders.jackson at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2015-02-03 19:23 GMT+01:00 Blibbet <blibbet at gmail.com>:
> >> Is it possible that the Raspberry Pi 2 is or could become an/the ideal
> >> platform fro FreedomBox?
> >
> > If it runs Windows, it probably has UEFI and TrustZone on it.
> No, it doesn't. The firmware have the same boot behaviour as previous
> RPi models.
> > It would be useful to find out if you can replace the firmware with your
> > own build of UEFI (and don't need any other blobs from the upstream
> > silicon vendors) or replace it with CoreBoot or U-Boot.
> I don't understand why that would be any different from what we have
> now, that it download and boots from the SD:cards first FAT partition.
> But yes, you could probably install and use CoreBoot or U-Boot instead
> of a Linux kernel.

blog post by Sjoerd Simons:
he has a debian armhf build for the Pi2, with an extra repository for the
kernel, firmware w/ libraries, and flash-kernel from debian experimental with
a patch to put the kernel in the correct location for it to boot.

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