Banana Pi

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The Banana Pi embedded system is very similar to the Raspberry Pi.

Lemakers Gentoo Image

Download the compressed image file from http://www.lemaker.org/mirror and extract it.

user $ tar xfzv Gentoo_For_BananaPro_v1412.tgz

Connect a compatible SD card, or a SATA 2.5" harddisc with your computer. Lets assume the device is named /dev/sdx. Write the image to the media with dd

user $ sudo dd if=Gentoo_For_BananaPro_v1412.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1M

Manual Gentoo installation on SDD

Boot a Gentoo system (for example the Lemaker image) from SD card. Follow to the installation procedure in the amd64 manual but download and use an ARMv7a stage3 file from https://www.gentoo.org/downloads/ instead of the amd64 version.


Build the Kernel for a Banana Pi

http://wiki.lemaker.org/BananaPro/Pi:Building_u-boot,_script.bin_and_linux-kernel

Installation of U-Boot

See the instructions on this Gentoo wiki page.

Install WiFi

On the Banana Pi Pro load the following module

user $ sudo modprobe ap6210


See also

External resources