GBox Midnight 2.1 UART (Serial Connection)

Posted on 27th Jan 2016 08:49:42 in ARM

GBox Midnight 2.1 Disassembly

To open the box remove the 4 rubber feet to gain access to the 4 screws beneith. Once removed the box opens easily.

Serial Console

The serial consol pads are clearly labled, Ground, Transmit and Recieve (GND, TX, RX)

 

As soon as my USB to TTL serial cable arrives ill look into modifing the U-Boot environment to boot a linux kernel from external USB storage or mmc card.

 

Compiling the kernel

Kernel Source

https://github.com/j1nx/Amlogic-reff16-kernel

uboot Source

https://github.com/j1nx/Amlogic-reff16-uboot

 

make ARCH=arm meson_reff16_defconfig

make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabi- -j4

make uImage ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabi- -j4