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[OPEN-SOURCE hardware ]support-> HiFive Unleashed

Postby amashee » 2019-01-12 10:51

It would be great if someone can explain (make tutorial/guide) on how to boot debian into a RISC-V open-source micro-controller and develop on the RISC-V architecture. On the only available Open-source hardware in the world today (please correct me if I am wrong) the ->HiFive Unleashed
Links->>
https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive-unleashed
and the official website
https://www.sifive.com/boards/hifive-unleashed

I know a little bit of C and C++, but totally clueless on how to become a open-source developer. I want to support the community, with work of-course :D .
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Re: [OPEN-SOURCE hardware ]support-> HiFive Unleashed

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-12 18:03

What architecture is that compatible with? Arm64?
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Re: [OPEN-SOURCE hardware ]support-> HiFive Unleashed

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-12 18:24

stevepusser wrote:What architecture is that compatible with?

RISC-V is a new architecture and is supported by Debian:

https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V

We have a thread about it: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=134889

@OP: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... eUnleashed
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Re: [OPEN-SOURCE hardware ]support-> HiFive Unleashed

Postby amashee » 2019-01-13 02:23

stevepusser wrote:What architecture is that compatible with? Arm64?


Arm previously known as Advanced RISC Machine, originally Acorn RISC Machine. i got that from WIKI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture :D .

Anyway, Arm is based on RISC I, i think, but now there is RISC V(5). If we can support more OPEN-SOURCE hardware, i am sure everyone will benefit.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
stevepusser wrote:What architecture is that compatible with?

RISC-V is a new architecture and is supported by Debian:

https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V

We have a thread about it: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=134889

@OP: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... eUnleashed


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Re: [OPEN-SOURCE hardware ]support-> HiFive Unleashed

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-13 10:27

It is probably worth noting that RISC-V isn't the only open-source hardware.

Raptor Computing have their Blackbird motherboard that runs POWER9 cpus and these offer considerably more processing power than the current RISC-V implementations:

https://secure.raptorcs.com/content/BK1 ... chase.html

The price isn't that much more than the HiFive board and the architecture should be supported by Debian's ppc64el port:

https://wiki.debian.org/ppc64el

Kernel v4.15+ is needed but buster has that already so it should be good for the Debian 10 release.
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