Linaro Raring images with 4.1.0 kernels for i.MX6

Published on September 28, 2013

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We've just uploaded a handful of new images to our cloud storage that combine the latest Linaro builds with our latest kernel (3.0.35_4.1.0).

We did this for a few reasons:

  • The kernel used in previous Linaro images were woefully out of date, and
  • The Ubuntu release from Freescale is also getting really out of date. It's based on the Oneiric (2011.10) release and will prompt immediate for an upgrade (which isn't supported), and
  • Other platforms are in a period of transition, making it difficult to point customers at known, working filesystems to use with our latest kernel.
The process used to build these images is pretty simple, and largely outlined in this post.

In short, we simply extracted the root filesystems from the Linaro 13.08 Raring packages and overlaid them with our latest kernel and boot script: We also installed the GPU binaries, but they're currently only configured for Frame-buffer access. The Vivante demos are available in /opt/viv_samples/vdk.

You can read more about the Freescale 3.0.35_4.1.0 release here: The images are available here: