ASUS Tinker Minimal OpenEmbedded Distro

Updated 21/07/2017

Building an OpenEmbedded based distro for the Tinker board is easy to do with my meta-tinker OpenEmbedded layer hosted on github. If you encounter any errors in building please first refer to the Yocto Mega Manual before opening an issue on github.

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Mainline Linux on the ASUS Tinker Board

The ASUS Tinker board can boot mainline linux without any additional patches, currently a for-next branch targetting 4.12 is required, but that will change when 4.12 is officially released.

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Mainline UBoot on the ASUS Tinker Board

Updated 31/03/2017

The ASUS Tinker board can boot mainline u-boot. As the board doesn’t feature any on-board storage such as eMMC or Flash, the u-boot binaries must be written to the uSD card.

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ASUS Tinker Board Overview

The ASUS Tinkerboard is yet another ARM based, hobbist orientated development board. It features the quad core 32bit Rockchip RK3288 SoC and takes the exact same form factor as the Raspberry Pi, along with pin for pin header compatibility. This means that all the current Raspberry Pi cases will be compatible and subject to software support the same can be said for any extension boards.

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