Home > Broadcom BCMxxxx, Hardware, Tizen > Tizen OS Ported to the Raspberry Pi 2

Tizen OS Ported to the Raspberry Pi 2

Orange Pi Development Boards

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

  1. Nobody Of Import
    April 21st, 2015 at 02:14 | #1

    oooh… Need to check Samsung’s BSP repo.

  2. Harley
    April 21st, 2015 at 17:07 | #2

    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.

  3. m][sko
    April 21st, 2015 at 17:28 | #3

    @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

  4. m][sko
    April 21st, 2015 at 17:32 | #4

    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 ?

  5. April 21st, 2015 at 21:39 | #5

    @m][sko
    They explain the choice of Yocto over GBS, because GBS would be slower:

    Building Images on Tizen

    Currently, as described on the Tizen Wiki, there are two ways used to build a Tizen image:

    Via GBS: The “traditional” way, which requires setting up a GBS server to compile several packages
    Via Yocto: The “new” way, which uses OpenEmbedded bitbake recipes to generate the image. This can easily be done on a user’s machine, provided a good Internet link is available.

    GBS would require a lot of time, and we would need to allocate a dedicated build server, because of this, we decided to use Yocto to produce the images.

    OBS looks new..

  6. xxiao
    April 23rd, 2015 at 04:03 | #6

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

  7. April 23rd, 2015 at 19:48 | #7

    They’ve also release the image @ http://files.s-osg.org/tizen-on-rpi2/
    So it’s easier to try now… Just dd it to a micro SD card

  1. No trackbacks yet.