Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of suse

07/31/2020 10:16:18 PM (2 years ago)
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    44SUSE is a paid and supported Linux operating system. SUSE is an OS to consider over the free open-source OS's (like Ubuntu) when a customer needs a longer support cycle, a guarantee of stability, technical support and some certifications. SUSE is software that is for sale.
    6 At this time, SUSE has only been tested on the Newport Family of SBCs.
     6SUSE has only been tested on the Newport Family of SBCs.
    1313You can read more about SLES for ARM CPUs here: []
    15 SLES 15 has been validated on a Newport GW63xx SBC.
    17 A pre-built disk image is available for initial development. Contact the support team at Gateworks to download this image.
     15SLES 15 SP2 has been validated on a Newport GW63xx SBC.
    1918Use the [wiki:newport/firmware#UpdateFirmwareviaSerialConsoleandEthernetfromBootloader Gateworks Update Script] instructions to flash the disk image to the eMMC over TFTP.
    2120Customers wishing to use SLES will work directly with SUSE.
     22=== SLES Installation Instructions
     24Plan this installation process could take around 1 hour of time.
     261. Register for a registration key
     27 1. Provided at time of sign up for trial download here: []
     281. Download installation media for SLES15SP2 for ARM
     29 1. An online install will require a smaller initial download which is recommended, filename: SLE-15-SP2-Online-aarch64-GM-Media1.iso
     301. Flash ISO image to USB Drive using the following  command on a Linux PC: (adjust sdx to actual device)
     32sudo dd if=SLE-15-SP2-Online-aarch64-GM-Media1.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
     341. Flash Newport SBC with latest bootloader: []
     351. Insert USB drive into Newport SBC and break into the bootloader and type the following commands to boot the installation media
     37usb start
     38fdt addr $fdtcontroladdr
     39fdt resize
     40fatload usb 0:1 $kernel_addr_r EFI/BOOT/bootaa64.efi
     41bootefi $kernel_addr_r $fdtcontroladdr
     431. This will take you into a grub prompt. At the prompt continue the boot process with the following commands:
     45set root=(hd1,msdos1)
     46set prefix=(hd1,msdos1)/EFI/boot
     47configfile $prefix/grub.cfg
     491. Modify the installation line by pressing the letter e on the keyboard and append the following on the end of the kernel command line:
     51console=ttyAMA0,115200n8 earlycon=pl011,0x87e028000000 cma=64M network=1 usessh=1 sshpassword=linux
     54To be continued...
    2456== OpenSUSE