Tizen OS Ported to the Raspberry Pi 2

Tizen may not be overly used in devices, but there has been ports of the operating system on various ARM platform, mostly development boards, powered by Allwinner, Rockchip, Freescale SoCs, and more… Seeing the popularity of Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Samsung Open Source Group decided to port Tizen to the latest version of the hobbyist board.

Raspberry_Pi_2_Tizen

The full instructions are rather long, and provided in the link above, but the main steps – using a Linux based computer – can be summarized as follows:

  • Create a local copy of tizen-distro
  • Add Raspberry Pi 2 BSP Meta repository
  • Initialize the environment and modify some config files
  • Start the build with Yocto: bitbake rpi-hwup-image. This should make a minimal headless? image
  • Create an SD card image with tmp-glibc/deploy/images/raspberrypi2/rpi-hwup-image-raspberrypi2.rpi-sdimg using dd, an optional resize the parition with gparted or fdisk/resize2fs.
  • Insert the SD card in to your Raspberry Pi 2, and have fun

Don’t try to build the image on the Raspberry Pi 2 itself, as it may take a long time, even possibly over a day, if it can build at all.

Via TizenExperts

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Nobody Of Import
Nobody Of Import
7 years ago

oooh… Need to check Samsung’s BSP repo.

Harley
Harley
7 years ago

Let’s hope this means that we finally get a official Kodi/XBMC port to Tizen OS soon!

Wondering if hardware acceleration video decoding is now working on Tizen OS?

http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/17/xbmc-kodi-14-ported-to-tizen-3-0/

I think that one of the reason why it’s not merged upstream is that Tizen OS was not running on a popular enough platform so that the Team Kodi developers do not have access to the hardware and thus have no interest in porting Kodi to it themselves.

m][sko
7 years ago

@Harley
base on
http://git.s-osg.org/meta-raspberrypi.git/log/
they have EGL/OpenGL and omxplayer packages
And as far as I know kodi use omxplayer for video playback

m][sko
7 years ago

Any can explain to me whey tizen use Yocto BSP for build process ?
I hope they use OBS
https://wiki.tizen.org/wiki/Build_Tizen_in_a_private_OBS
Anybody can explain why they use Yocto BSP ?

xxiao
xxiao
7 years ago


I recall they were using OBS.
Yocto in no way is fast to build, maybe OBS is too slow then.

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