[Cerowrt-devel] trying a pcengines box

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 20:42:24 EDT 2016

Dear Luis:

Well, the boards arrived today...

Yea! The right gender serial port! A serial bios that...

I tried to boot ubuntu 16.04, from a usb stick, it goes right to the memtest
I put in tinyOS on the SDcard slot, it's not recognised as a bootable
option in the first place.
I enable pxe-boot, it doesn't show up in the menu
I read up on bootloader upgrades, it appears you need to have a booted
os to run the bootloader upgrade.

? How do I get the darn thing booted?

Aside from that ( :) ), it's a very good looking board that could do
exactly what I need, for two full length radios (or one half length
with an adaptor), I guess I'd find a machine shop to drill 4 new holes
for antennas.

I'm a little nervous about the heat spreader also - the single cpu
memtest hits 60C.

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Luis E. Garcia <luis at bitamins.net> wrote:
> I have both boards and can say that they both very good networking platforms
> - the apu1 has the small issue of the Realtek drivers for the ethernet
> ports, Pascal has solved that i the apu2 by going with Intel ethernet ports
> - My guess is that they won't do a full marketing push on the apu2 until the
> bios for it is feature-complete (it's very close now).
> On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Erkki Lintunen <erkki.lintunen at iki.fi> wrote:
>> * Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> [2016-04-19 21:07:52 -0700]:
>> > http://pcengines.ch/apu1d4.htm
>> May it be you have missed their latest apu2 board with a better cpu?
>> http://pcengines.ch/apu2b2.htm
>> According to their price list apu2 with 4GB ram costs the same as
>> apu1d4. A strange thing is that PC Engines is a bit shy on telling about
>> apu2 and only link to apu2 product page I could find is very briefly on
>> the bottom of their front page.
>> - Erkki
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Dave Täht
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!

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