Published: Tue 08 November 2016
Updated: Thu 17 November 2016
Recently I got "my" Turris Omnia and it didn't take long to replace the
original firmware with Debian.
If you want to reproduce, here is what you have to do:
Open the case of the Turris Omnia, connect the hacker pack (or an RS232-to-TTL
adapter) to access the U-Boot prompt (see
Turris Omnia: How to use the "Hacker
pack"). Then download the
installer and device tree:
# cd /srv/tftp
# wget https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armhf/daily/netboot/vmlinuz
# wget https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armhf/daily/netboot/initrd.gz
# wget https://www.kleine-koenig.org/tmp/armada-385-turris-omnia.dtb
(The latter is not included yet in Debian, but I'm working on that.)
and after connecting the Turris Omnia's WAN to a dhcp managed network start it
setenv serverip 192.168.1.17
tftpboot 0x01000000 vmlinuz
tftpboot 0x02000000 armada-385-turris-omnia.dtb
tftpboot 0x03000000 initrd.gz
bootz 0x01000000 0x03000000:$filesize 0x02000000
192.168.1.17 being the IPv4 of the machine you have the tftp server
I suggest to use btrfs as rootfs because that works well with U-Boot.
Before finishing the installation put the dtb in the rootfs as /boot/dtb.
To then boot into Debian do in U-Boot:
setenv mmcboot=btrload mmc 0 0x01000000 boot/vmlinuz\; btrload mmc 0 0x02000000 boot/dtb\; btrload mmc 0 0x03000000 boot/initrd.img\; bootz 0x01000000 0x03000000:$filesize 0x02000000
setenv bootargs console=ttyS0,115200 rootfstype=btrfs rootdelay=2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootflags=commit=5 rw
rtc doesn't work (workaround:
mw 0xf10184a0 0xfd4d4cfa in U-Boot)
SFP and switch don't work, MAC addresses are random
wifi fails to probe
If you have problems, don't hesitate to contact me.
Also check the
Debian Wiki for further details.