I’ve never built a Linux Kernel, have good notions in software compilation, is there a tutorial especially for DietPI which could help ?
I’ve tried to apply some tuto for Debian, but seems DietPI architecture is slightly different.
The ideal, would be to have the kernels built by DietPI team ready on-the-shelf for NanoPI with these patches, but it seems not possible.
If I could be helped a bit, I’d be happy to share .
I’m not an expert in these matters but I know the DietPi team do not build kernels, they use those from other sources i.e. the Raspberry Pi version is based on Rasbian, the Odroid version based on Meveric’s distro and so on. So I doubt you’ll get the info you want in this forum.
First have to say, I personally have null,zero, nada skill in kernel building from source or patching source code.
Kernel is not selected by DiePI team. It only depend on what base line destribution maintainer have build in.
So in your case have a look on login screen:
root@NanoPi-Neo:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.4.113-sun8i (root@armbian) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu/Linaro 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.4) ) #4 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 22 13:45:28 CET 2017
Have never ever read a single word here, that DietPi build his own Kernel, Firmware, Device Tree, u-boot, uImage, …
This, for your particular device, was done by ARMbian .
And they use, in your example, Debian as base Distro system.
root@NanoPi-Neo:~# cat /etc/debian_version
root@NanoPi-Neo:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main contrib non-free
To get it clear: (have quote it now more then twenty times)
Sorry, where is no and never ever was a “official kernel for DietPI”. It was a ARMbian kernel, build with armbian build tools.
Because the manufactor is incapable, to give you a working Debian base OS image, with a working Kernel, Firmware, Device Tree, u-boot, uImage, … BUT he is able to take YOUR money!
And he is not willing to give you any pursue software support.
This work have be done by ARMbian.
So DietPi was able to get some running application software on it, with user friendly and easy config- and install-managment.
Sorry, if all this sound a bit pissed, but all infos can be found on your device, by searching or inside this forum.
This never has been a secrect or something DietPi have to deceit and fraudulent concealment.
But please keep a eye on this:
@k-plan Many thanks for your links, very helpful.
I better understand now the removal of the NanoPI Neo in the download list. It’s a pity, however I respect the project decision.
Anyway I ordered a NanoPI Neo 2 that would arrive soon.
I’ll focus my efforts to get the Native DSD support for my USB interface (XMOS U208) on the Neo2.
I’m not a fan of the PREP process proposed by DietPI. I’ve tried it to setup an AMD Ryzen x86 platform with DietPI and had few issues to complete the installation, the description still lack from some information. Yes the procedure is still in beta stage thought…