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Linux 4.14, Trizeps VIII

Linux 4.14 based on NXP 4.14.98_2.0.0_ga ssh://

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How to Build Linux Kernel for Trizeps VIII & Trizeps VIII Mini

This is only a quick-reference on how to build a Linux Kernel including Keith & Koep specific changes.
For details please view the Linux and NXP i.MX8M documentation.

Get the source code of linux-imx from git repository:

$ mkdir linux-imx
$ git clone -b kuk_imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga

Setup Cross-Build environment (View Software-Development-Kit on how to install.):

$ . /opt/fsl-imx-fb/4.14-sumo/environment-setup-aarch64-poky-linux

Build Linux-Kernel from source code:

~/linux-imx$ make ARCH=arm64 kuk-trizeps8.config
~/linux-imx$ make

This will generate linux kernel ('Image') and device-tree binary ('*.dtb') files.


After you generated the kernel, you might want to build the kernel-modules:

~/linux-imx$ make modules
~/linux-imx$ make modules_install INSTALL_MOD_PATH=~/linux-imx-modules

Note: When the kernel boots it loads kernel-modules from the root-filesystem at '/lib/modules/<kernel-build-number>' (i.e. /lib/modules/4.14.78-imx_4.14.78_1.0.0_ga+g66620c3). The kernel-build-number is derived from git. To prevent to update the kernel-module-directory during development, it can be useful to set the kernel-build-number to a fixed value by setting 'CONFIG_LOCALVERSION' in ~/linux-imx/kernel/configs/kuk-trizeps8.config. This is not recommended for production-builds!

Update Kernel

Updating the kernel involves to copy 'Image' and the kernel-module directory to the device.
If the kernel-build-version did not change, copy of the kernel-module directory can be omitted.

Update using USB and bootloader

Enter the bootloader command console and run:

u-boot=> ums 0 mmc 0

This will configure the USB-OTG port to emulate a USB-Mass-Storage device.

$ lsblk
sda      8:0    0   240G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   232G  0 part /
└─sda2   8:2    0     8G  0 part 
sde      8:64   1   3,8G  0 disk 
└─sde1   8:65   1   3,8G  0 part /media/imx6/9016-4EF8
sdf      8:80   1   7,1G  0 disk 
├─sdf1   8:81   1   500M  0 part /media/imx6/00BA-BF8A
└─sdf2   8:82   1   6,6G  0 part /media/imx6/fd195515-0a44-4a7e-9387-bec6087f37ac
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  

After calling 'ums 0 mmc 0' a new device 'sdf' appears in the list of mounted devices.

Copy the kernel-'Image' and device-tree binary files to the first partition.

$ cp ~/linux-imx/arch/arm64/boot/Image /media/imx6/00BA-BF8A/Image
$ cp ~/linux-imx/arch/arm64/boot/dts/keithkoep/*.dtb /media/imx6/00BA-BF8A/

Copy the kernel-modules-directory to the second partition contains the root-filesystem.

cp -r ~/linux-imx-modules/* /media/imx6/fd195515-0a44-4a7e-9387-bec6087f37ac

Hints on using the Kernel

Device Tree

The Linux-kernel will use a Device-Tree-Binary file (.dtb) to determine how the Trizeps module is used in a system (i.e. which drivers to load). The device-tree files can be found at:


When building the Linux-kernel .dts source-files are converted to .dtb binary files.

DeviceTree (dtb) Module Description
kuk-trizeps8 Trizeps VIII Basic Device-Tree for the Trizeps VIII module itself, which is included by all other Device-Tree baseboard files
kuk-trizeps8-pconxs-edt7 Trizeps VIII Trizeps VIII in pConXS with EDT 7inch display
kuk-trizeps8-pconxs-hdmi Trizeps VIII Trizeps VIII in pConXS using HDMI output
kuk-trizeps8-ipant7 Trizeps VIII Trizeps VIII in i-PAN T7 panel
kuk-trizeps8-ipant10 Trizeps VIII Trizeps VIII in i-PAN T10 panel
kuk-trizeps8mini Trizeps VIII Mini Basic Device-Tree for the Trizeps VIII Mini module itself, which is included by all other Device-Tree baseboard files
kuk-trizeps8mini-pconxs-edt7 Trizeps VIII Mini Trizeps VIII Mini in pConXS with EDT 7inch display
kuk-trizeps8mini-ipant7 Trizeps VIII Mini Trizeps VIII Mini in i-PAN T7 panel
kuk-trizeps8mini-ipant10 Trizeps VIII Mini Trizeps VIII Mini in i-PAN T10 panel

When you open the u-boot command prompt and output the environment, you can determine which device-tree is used:

u-boot=> env print -a

To change this you can call:

u-boot=> env set fdt_file kuk-trizeps8-pconxs-edt7.dtb
u-boot=> env save

'env save' will store this setting for subsequent boots.


To have a full running Linux-system you will need:

  • Bootloader ( U-Boot, Trizeps VIII ), which loads the Device-Tree and Linux-Kernel.
  • Linux Kernel
  • Root-Filesystem, which contains applications, configuration files etc.

There are different approaches on how to create a root-filesystem.
Basicly its a linux-distribution like Debian, where the system is put together by packages or like Yocto, where recipes define what needs to be built and put inside the file-system:

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