Banana Pi BPI-R2 - Kernel 4.4
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This project is for banana-pi R2 board, including U-boot and Linux Kernel 4.4.x.

Getting started

  1. Downloading Ubuntu 16.04 image for R2 board from
  2. Running below command to burn this image to SD card which must be larger than 8GB
		dd if=\<image file\> of=/dev/mmcblk0
  1. Install this SD to R2 board
  2. Press power button a few seconds to activate this board. The default baud rate of serial port is 115200, the default username/password are root/bananapi

How to build both U-boot and Linux kernel

To build this project, the following packages are required:

  1. Clone this code to a host PC on which the Ubuntu 16.04 is installed
  2. Run script
  1. Select 1 to build both uboot and kernel
  2. Both new uboot and kernel will be generated in folder SD when it completes

How to update both u-boot and Linux kernel

If you don't have tools for banana-pi products, please run below commands to install them:

	apt-get install pv
	curl -sL | sudo -E bash
  1. Install SD card to this host PC, please ensure Ubuntu 16.04 R2 image is installed on this SD card
  2. Enter folder SD which is generated after building
  3. Run below command to update u-boot and Linux kernel
	bpi-update -c bpi-r2.conf
  1. After it completes, move SD to R2 board
  2. Press power button to activate this board