Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

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Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Hytonen » January 21st, 2015, 11:41 pm

Hi all

I have lately purchased the Banana PI-R1 from Conrad
http://www.conrad.se/Banana-Pi-BananaPi-R1-Processeur-Dual-Core-Cortex-A7-%282x-1-GHz%29-1-GB-utan-OS.htm?websale8=conrad-swe&pi=1290219&ci=SHOP_AREA_947967_0413105
and I am planing to install Ipfire onto it.

Foolishly i thought that there where an ready prebuilt image that you could download and burn into the SD card (8 GB Class 10) that I bought. :-\

It seems that there is a way to boot up the image ( http://people.ipfire.org/~arne_f/testin ... e86.img.gz ) according to the forum pages where Arne is explaining the method of installation ->
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=11690&hilit=banana+pi+arne

Sadly the link to the image is not working...

My german language skills are not the best and Google translate leaves a lot to wish for more and better translations.

Anyway Im going for it and trying to install the Beta image into the card.
The Plan is to Use as described in the IPfire installation page to use the Physdiskwrite to burn an image into the SD card.
http://wiki.ipfire.org/en/installation/ ... ds_cfsdssd

Do you have any other suggestion howto install the Beta or latest stable release onto the Banana PI-R1?

/Jan

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by ummeegge » January 22nd, 2015, 4:29 am

Hi Jan,
currently 2.17 is in beta1 state, all images are located in here --> http://downloads.ipfire.org/release/ipf ... re86-beta1 , i think the BananPi needs the ARM image with serial console.
Frank M. from the forum have made an installation tutorial for the BananPi in german but with short explanaitions (good to translate) which you can find in here --> viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12194&hilit=arne+bananapi .

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Arne.F » January 22nd, 2015, 7:10 am

The BPi-R1 is not working at the moment because the Broadcom switch is not working.

Adding swconfig and the b53 phy driver like the patch for openwrt is not enough. The switch is still not detected at all.
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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Hytonen » January 22nd, 2015, 8:25 am

Hi Unmegge and Arne

Thanks for your very fast reply! :)

Nice to hear that there is Images, ,,

But concerning the Switch,,,
do you mean that the 5 LAN ports inclusive the WLAN is not working in the Banana PI after installation?
Not recognized or found when installing?
Or if they are installed it can create the Green, Orange, Blue and red network?

If the last case, then I'm happy.

Br: Jan

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Arne.F » January 22nd, 2015, 9:19 am

The switch is not working. The BananaPi has only one GigE interface and a VLAN capable Switch connected to the one LAN Port. Without starting this switch IPFire detect only one LAN without Connectivity.

WLAN is an Realtek USB Module and has worked at my tests. (only as client tested yet)
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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Hytonen » January 22nd, 2015, 12:09 pm

Hi Arne.

Clear message.

Ok, so how or what is the plan for the connectivity in the Banana PI-R1.
Who is programming it and who is supporting the ARM Project?
What is the timeplan, any roadmap?

Sorry for the questions,
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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Arne.F » January 26th, 2015, 7:05 am

Im working on the support for the switch.

The ARM port is supported by some users and hardware donations but has low priority. If something not work it simply doesn't work. I will try this week and if it fail, it will not supported. I cannot delay the release.
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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Arne.F » January 28th, 2015, 3:26 pm

Good News! If got the switch working...

You need an actual testing build that support the switch.
http://people.ipfire.org/~arne_f/testin ... ta1.img.gz

Extract the arm scon image to a µSD and change the sun7i-a20-bananapi.dtb to sun7i-a20-lamobo-r1.dtb in the uENV.txt at the first partition the µSD card.

Now the setup start with 4 vlan interfaces (eth0.11 - eth0.14) this can assigned to the colours. The eth0 itself could not used. Lan Port5 (The extra port) is used in tagged mode with all vlan's assigned.

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# Speaker | LAN1 | LAN2 | LAN3 | LAN4 || LAN5 | HDMI
# VLAN    |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  ||ALL(t)|


Edit: the normal scon image support this switch since core 87 ...
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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by jtapio » February 21st, 2015, 9:22 pm

Hi,

I am about to buy Banana Pi R1 and try to use it as an home server.
I've been looking for a suitable firewall software for it. At the moment I use IPFire with my current server (normal PC).

I found this thread and I noticed that IPFire has been tested with Banana Pi R1 and I was just wondering what is the status for this experiment?
If I understood correctly, there was some problems with controlling network ports but now it has been solved?
There was also link to image but file is not there anymore...

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by Hytonen » February 28th, 2015, 6:46 pm

Hi Arne

Sorry, havnt been to the forum for a while.
Saw that you solved the switch property and i just wonder how do i Connect to the Banana pi trough console?
What do i need to buy to connect to the Banana pi?
how do i connect to it physically.
Do you need funds to be able to proceed?
I would like to support this project in some way...
If you require money to buy the stuff to do the project, i would be glad to contribute!
Contact me at hytonen@hotmail.com!

But to the other question, what do i need to buy to be able to connect to the banana Pi?
1. A USB hub
2. A USB to Serial port
3. Cables to connect to Banana PI
4. Do you have a picture how to connect to it.?

Best regards: Jan Hytönen

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by PaulHood » March 20th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Any update on how to get to the initial configuration will be great.

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by iccb » March 21st, 2015, 7:57 am

Check this Frank's page http://frank-mankel.de/?p=155. U can translate it to english with google. :)
Thank's to Frank to do that page! :D

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Re: Installation of IPFIRE in Banana PI-R1

Post by karsta » March 23rd, 2015, 7:24 am

The serial console is a bit inconvenient to set up for me.

Is there somewhere a step by step instruction of what things and in which order the setup procedure is requesting information? Or could someone create one?

That way one could set it up blindfolded, without seeing, but knowing what info it is asking. Just wait long enough after each entry.

I don't get it why not support Raspberry Pi2. For home usage that's more than capable...

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