[Tizen General] Booting Tizen:Common on Radxa Rock with Rockchip RK3188

Leon Anavi leon at anavi.org
Thu Nov 6 23:48:47 GMT 2014


I am happy to announce that I was able to boot Tizen:Common from microSD 
card on another open-source hardware development board: Radxa Rock.

The board has Rockchip RK3188 SoC that includes ARM Cortex-A9 quad core 
@ 1.6Ghz CPU and a Mali400-mp4 GPU. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB internal 
storage. A year ago I got an early engineering sample of the board 
through Ash Nazir because of my contributions to his web sites Tizen 
Experts and Mobile Linux News.

I have combined an Ubuntu image for RK3188 (provided by linuxium) with 
Linux-rockchip kernel 3.0.36+ and the Tizen:Common rootfs that has been 
used at the latest Tizen-sunxi image. The bootloader is proprietary and 
it is provided as a blob from Rockchip.

In order to get Tizen:Common working on Radxa Rock I had to edit 
/etc/fstab and to remove the instructions for mounting /boot, to build 
kernel modules from scratch and to place them alongside with the 
firmware files on the microSD card.

The image boots on the board and I am able to log in a console through 
UART cable but the display is not working. The boot log is available 

I have created this image as a proof of concept that Tizen:Common can be 
booted on this board. In my spare time I will read more information 
about the Rockchip bootloader (or U-Boot which seems to be an 
alternative for this board too) and eventually I may try to build better 
image for Radxa Rock from scratch.

Best regards,


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