Talk:Banana Pi

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Now the vanilla kernel supports A20 and vanilla U-Boot too. I suggest to add a link to the community-supported guide to install it using the official armv7h release + custom-built u-boot bootloader. Tredaelli (talk) 00:08, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Why not describe the installation process in detail here with a reference to the forum entry instead of *just* a link? Going into more detail on the "install" section is on my todo list anyway; it's a bit lacking as of now. How about sub-sections where different images and /or kernels differ from the standard procedure? Caldazar (talk) 13:23, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Should this page also include other Banana Pi Project boards?

I used this guide to point me through a Banana Pi M3 Arch install and it worked flawlessly after changing the u-boot config from Bananapi_defconfig to Sinovoip_BPI_M3_defconfig. Should it be updated to include notes about other Banana Pi variants or should they have individual pages? There seems like there would be enough overlap between installs to discourage separate pages. Static Rocket (talk) 06:44, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

I'd clearly go for one guide for the whole family of boards. It's similar to the graphics stack. 90% of it is the same and the things that vary can easily be covered with a table or a sub-section. Caldazar (talk) 11:39, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
I added all the boards I'm certain will work with the current install guide and reworked it a bit. I don't have any other boards to test and I feel uneasy about guessing how the install process would work for the other boards, so I guess that's it for me. Let me know if I broke anything. Static Rocket (talk) 04:59, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

GPT partition table

I'm guessing ```dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdX bs=1024 seek=8``` is meant to overwrite the MBR. Any insight as to whether this would work with GPT? (required for larger drives). --Trougnouf (talk) 11:07, 21 June 2020 (UTC)