Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Yocto Project - dev manual log

Customizing images
- local.conf
  add strace, rebuild, test - seemed to result in a significant rebuild
  real time to do 'nothing' rebuild = 28 seconds
  real time to add 'pciutils, usbutils' rebuild = 7 minutes
  real time to add 'kbd, kbd-keymaps' rebuild = 5:30 minutes
  in conf/local.conf "read-only-rootfs empty-root-password allow-empty-password"
- Custom .bb
  Move above changes into meta/recipes-core/images/core-image-steve.bb
  rebuild, test - quick.
  Add image feature ssh-server-dropbear
Writing a new recipe
- Creating the Base Recipe Using devtool add
  Follow the autotools amhello example, to create an application, store in git repo locally
  Run 'devtool add amhello /mnt/ee/repo/amhello' -> recipe in workspace
  Run 'devtool build-image core-image-steve' to build image including recipes from workspace
  deployed in /usr/bin/hello
- Creating a layer in which to put the recipe
  bitbake-layers create-layer ../meta-steve
  bitbake-layers add-layer ../meta-steve
- Move recipe to layer
  devtool finish amhello meta-steve
- Re-build image
  Add amhello to core-image-steve.bb
  gotcha - the recipe is missing the 'S = "${WORKDIR}/git"' line. This results in no build

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Headless ubuntu server install (EFI)

Installing ubuntu server on a UEFI machine, via serial console only

Create USB stick (real or for qemu)

$ qemu-img create -f raw ubuntu_efi_inst.img 2G
Formatting 'ubuntu_efi_inst.img', fmt=raw size=2147483648

Create an EFI System Partition (ESP) on it

[steve@steve-GA-880GMA-UD2H archlinux]$ gdisk ubuntu_efi_inst.img 
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1

Partition table scan:
  MBR: not present
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: not present

Creating new GPT entries.

Command (? for help): n
Partition number (1-128, default 1): 
First sector (34-4194270, default = 2048) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: 
Last sector (2048-4194270, default = 4194270) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: 
Current type is 'Linux filesystem'
Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = 8300): ef00
Changed type of partition to 'EFI System'

Command (? for help): w

Final checks complete. About to write GPT data. THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING

Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): y
OK; writing new GUID partition table (GPT) to ubuntu_efi_inst.img.
Warning: The kernel is still using the old partition table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot or after you
run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
The operation has completed successfully.

Format it

$ sudo losetup --partscan --show --find ubuntu_efi_inst.img 

$ sudo mkfs -t vfat /dev/loop3p1
mkfs.fat 3.0.28 (2015-05-16)
unable to get drive geometry, using default 255/63

Mount it

$ sudo mkdir /mnt/target
$ sudo mount /dev/loop3p1 /mnt/target

Loop mount the installation iso

$ sudo mount -o loop Downloads/ubuntu-16.04.2-server-amd64.iso /mnt/loop/
mount: /dev/loop4 is write-protected, mounting read-only

Copy files needed for EFI boot

$ sudo cp -vr /mnt/loop/EFI /mnt/target/
$ sudo cp -vr /mnt/loop/boot /mnt/target/
$ sudo cp -vr /mnt/loop/install /mnt/target/

Copy the ISO on to it (work-around for installer issues)

Copy the iso file onto the partition, needed during ubuntu install to mount CD
$ sudo cp Downloads/ubuntu-16.04.2-server-amd64.iso /mnt/target/

Patch grub and linux cmd line, to use serial console

$ sudo vi /mnt/target/boot/grub/grub.cfg

#add the lines below, at the top of the file
serial --speed=115200 --unit=0 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal_input --append serial
terminal_output --append serial

#subsequent terminal entries need to also use --append eg.

terminal_output --append gfxterm

#edit any wanted linux entries to use console as below
linux /install/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-server.seed earlycon=uart,io,0x3f8 earlycon=uart,io,0x3f8 console=uart,io,0x3f8 ---

Boot from the prepared drive

#now boot using qemu or real system (with mnt/target written to usb storage device)
#for qemu we need to make a destination for the ubuntu install

$ qemu-img create -f qcow2 ubuntu2.qcow2 16G
Formatting 'ubuntu2.qcow2', fmt=qcow2 size=17179869184 encryption=off cluster_size=65536 lazy_refcounts=off refcount_bits=16

#optionally run with -nographic,or switch to serial view (ctrl-alt-3)
sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -smp 2 -enable-kvm -m 1G -hda ubuntu2.qcow2 -drive file="ubuntu_efi_inst.img",index=1,media=disk,format=raw -bios /usr/share/edk2/ovmf/OVMF_CODE.fd -nographic

Ubuntu installation process begins

Complete localization options

# on seeing error "Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted."
# skip retry, exit to shell
# mount disk

~ # mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media
~ # mount -o loop /media/ubuntu-16.04.2-server-amd64.iso /cdrom
~ # exit

# now detect CD-ROM
# don't unmount partitions that are in use (the CD is mounted from here)
# do guided install on other disk (sda in this example)
# after the step 'Install grub bootloader' you should get the 'Installation complete' message
# this is a good point to drop back into the shell, and review what has been done

Review grub setup on target drive

~ # cat /target/boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg 
search.fs_uuid 6b25fe16-1db7-49c2-91a8-15bd590dade8 root hd0,gpt2 
set prefix=($root)'/boot/grub'
configfile $prefix/grub.cfg

~ # grep terminal /target/boot/grub/grub.cfg 
terminal_input --append serial
terminal_output --append serial
terminal_output --append gfxterm
~ # grep serial /target/boot/grub/grub.cfg 
serial --speed=115200 --unit=0 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal_input --append serial
terminal_output --append serial
~ # grep console /target/boot/grub/grub.cfg 
linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-62-generic.efi.signed root=/dev/sda2 ro earlycon=uart,io,0x3f8 console=uart,io,0x3f8  

#now exit, and reboot
#good luck!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

HC-06 Bluetooth Module

Based on http://www.martyncurrey.com/arduino-with-hc-05-bluetooth-module-at-mode/

Default mode

Note, use 'software serial' mode on Arduino, as regular uart (pins 0, 1) are also used for USB communication (needed by the IDE).

In the example use pins 2, 3 for RX/TX.
Use voltage divider to get 5v output from Arduino to 3.3v safe for RX on HC-05.

On power up, 2 blinks per second = disconnected
Connect using android device, with 'Serial Bluetooth Terminal' app
Pair device, then connect.
Now should have a steady led
Use code from - https://github.com/bugwhine/arduino/blob/master/bluetooth/bluetooth.ino
Default baud rate for bluetooth side is 9600
From arduino IDE, run program, and open serial monitor
Should be possible to communicate between arduino serial monitor and bluetooth serial app on phone

[steve Arduino]$ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
98:D3:32:20:87:15 HC-06
[steve Arduino]$ sudo rfcomm bind 0 98:D3:32:20:87:15 1
[steve Arduino]$ sudo minicom -s
Serial Port Setup
A -    Serial Device      : /dev/rfcomm0
E  -    Bps/Par/Bits       
C:   9600

Serial comms should now work between minicom, and the arduino serial monitor.


sudo dnf install bluez-libs-devel
sudo npm -g install bluetooth-serial-port

node btserial.js
Received: Size of data buf = 1
Received: Size of data buf = 6

Monday, April 10, 2017

Docker, Jenkins, Github

Ensure that user belongs to docker group

[steve ~]$ id steve
uid=1000(steve) gid=1000(steve) groups=1000(steve),10(wheel),975(vboxusers),1002(docker)

User a persistent volume (to keep data), and the :z option to deal with selinux

[steve ~]$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -p 50000:50000 -v /home/steve/jenkins:/var/jenkins_home:z jenkins

Create repo on github, push code and makefile


Install gcc and related tools into jenkins container

[steve ~]$ docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                              NAMES
04105a89f166        jenkins             "/bin/tini -- /usr/lo"   5 minutes ago       Up 5 minutes>8080/tcp,>50000/tcp   ecstatic_williams

[steve ~]$ docker exec -u root  04105a89f166 apt-get -y install gcc make

Create job in jenkins

- Source Code Management
  - git
  - Repository URL: git@github.com:bugwhine/hellojenkins.git
  - Credentials: bugwhine (add using dropdown)
- Build
  - execute shell
    - make

Build now

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Learning linux driver development with qemu

Linux Drivers


Based on instructions here -

Build yocto guest OS

$ git clone git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky
poky]$ git checkout morty
poky]$ source oe-init-build-env

#for those of us with non-US keyboards (you can also skip this step if using 'nographic' mode for qemu
build]$ echo "IMAGE_INSTALL_append = \" kbd keymaps kbd-keymaps\"" >> conf/local.conf

#this will take a while
build]$ bitbake core-image-sato-sdk

#now run it in qemu
build]$ runqemu qemux86-64 core-image-sato-sdk ext4 nographic qemuparams="-device ivshmem,shm=ivshmem,size=1"

#change keyboard layout if needed
root@qemux86-64:~# loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/sv-latin1.map.gz 

#build guest module
#copy code to guest
[host pci]$ scp -r guest/ root@

ssh root@
root@qemux86-64:~# cd /usr/src/kernel
root@qemux86-64:/usr/src/kernel# make modules_prepare

root@qemux86-64:/usr/src/kernel# cd ~/guest
root@qemux86-64:guest # make
root@qemux86-64:~/guest# sudo insmod ne_ivshmem_ldd_basic.ko
root@qemux86-64:~/guest# ls -l /dev/ivshmem0
root@qemux86-64:~/guest# sudo ./ne_ivshmem_shm_guest_usr -w "Dunia, vipi?"
main:169:: writing "Dunia, vipi?"

[host pci]$ hexdump -C /dev/shm/ivshmem
00000000  44 75 6e 69 61 2c 20 76  69 70 69 3f 00 00 00 00  |Dunia, vipi?....|
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|

User mode
Now for user-mode, based on instructions here

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fritzing on Fedora 24

Fritzing fails to start as below, when run on Fedora 24.
See also - https://github.com/fritzing/fritzing-app/issues/3245

tar xvf Downloads/fritzing-0.9.3b.linux.AMD64.tar.bz2 
cd ~/fritzing-0.9.3b.linux.AMD64
fritzing-0.9.3b.linux.AMD64/lib/Fritzing: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This can be resolved by replacing libgit2 as below -

cd lib
rm libgit*
ln -s /usr/lib64/libgit2.so.24 libgit2.so.23 
cd ~/fritzing-0.9.3b.linux.AMD64

Friday, March 11, 2016

Enlarging an ext2 partition (and filesystem) without data loss on Centos 6

I have tested the procedure using qemu-kvm.

qemu-kvm -boot once=d -cdrom CentOS-6.7-i386-LiveCD.iso -hda centos_2G.img -m 2G

Using a live CD image, to do the resizing, and a USB flash disk image as the test subject.

The general procedure described for doing this is as below -

Check that filesystem is OK
e2fsck /dev/sda1

Use fdisk to delete and recreate the partition, in place, but with increased size
fdisk /dev/sda
p - to show table, note details
d - to delete partition
n - to create new partition, using details from before, increasing the end block as needed
a - to toggle boot flag
w - to write partition table back to disk

Re-check that filesystem is OK
e2fsck /dev/sda1

At this point the process fails for me, with the error -
Superblock invalid
Bad magic number in super-block

and from here I have not found a way to recover the filesystem.
I have tried a similar process using parted, and also failed.

Using gdisk (GPT) instead of fdisk

[root@livecd ~]# e2fsck /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
/dev/sda1: clean, 18823/65536 files, 209783/261888 blocks

[root@livecd ~]# yum install gdisk
[root@livecd ~]# gdisk /dev/sda
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10

Partition table scan:
  MBR: MBR only
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: not present

Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format
typing 'q' if you don't want to convert your MBR partitions
to GPT format!

Command (? for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 3913728 sectors, 1.9 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): F2EA2B62-4D1C-4D0A-8274-24009DC5353D
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 3913694
Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
Total free space is 1818557 sectors (888.0 MiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
   1            2048         2097151   1023.0 MiB  8300  Linux filesystem

Command (? for help): d
Using 1

Command (? for help): n
Partition number (1-128, default 1): 
First sector (34-3913694, default = 2048) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: 
Last sector (2048-3913694, default = 3913694) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: 1700M
Current type is 'Linux filesystem'
Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = 8300): 
Changed type of partition to 'Linux filesystem'

Command (? for help): x

Expert command (? for help): a
Using 1
Known attributes are:
0: system partition
1: hide from EFI
2: legacy BIOS bootable
60: read-only
62: hidden
63: do not automount

Attribute value is 0000000000000000. Set fields are:
  No fields set

Toggle which attribute field (0-63, 64 or to exit): 2
Have enabled the 'legacy BIOS bootable' attribute.
Attribute value is 0000000000000004. Set fields are:
2 (legacy BIOS bootable)

Toggle which attribute field (0-63, 64 or to exit): 

Expert command (? for help): w

Final checks complete. About to write GPT data. THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING

Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): y
OK; writing new GUID partition table (GPT) to /dev/sda.
The operation has completed successfully.
[root@livecd ~]# e2fsck -f /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 3A: Optimizing directories
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information

/dev/sda1: ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
/dev/sda1: 18823/65536 files (0.7% non-contiguous), 209783/261888 blocks

[root@livecd ~]# resize2fs /dev/sda1
resize2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
Resizing the filesystem on /dev/sda1 to 434944 (4k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/sda1 is now 434944 blocks long.

[root@livecd ~]# e2fsck /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
/dev/sda1: clean, 18823/114688 files, 212932/434944 blocks

All good, now reboot, and see that the image boots successfully.

[root@usbhda ~]# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       1.7G  804M  783M  51% /
tmpfs           947M     0  947M   0% /dev/shm