[Freedombox-discuss] OlinuXinoLIME2 (Micro): Requesting wireless recommendation

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Nov 6 11:41:52 UTC 2015

Quoting Elena ``of Valhalla'' Grandi (2015-11-06 09:30:21)
> On 2015-11-06 at 02:03:43 +0000, f wrote:
>> So I'm happy to give the LIME2 board a try although I'm thinking to 
>> take the MICRO variant which has a 4gb NAND. Should't be a problem to 
>> flash that with freedombox image, should it?
> yes, it is a problem: NAND support for the Allwinner chips as used on 
> the Olinuxino A20 boards is still not available in the mainline_ 
> kernel, and thus I don't believe they are usable with freedombox (at 
> least not in an easy way).
> .. _mainline: http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort

There is indeed reason to be cautious about NAND and mainline Linux.  
That very link you provide above, however, seems to mention _some_ NAND 
support being mainlined in 3.19.

Not only Linux kernel need to support boot from NAND, U-boot does too 
(unless you wanna chainload - boot a NAND-capable botloader from uSD).

[other comments snipped - they are all spot on]

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