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ahhh crap, just realized I could probably take the p-boot source that Megous put together as a bootloader gui for the and jettison a fair bit of the code and slot in instead and have a non-functional yet nicely bootstrapped forth-based smartphone to flesh out... if it wasn't trying to run a full operating system this allwinner a64 hardware could scream as a purpose-built "embedded" device...

I've been using "I dunno how to bootstrap aarch64" as a good excuse not to go down this rabbithole but now that I've got a workaround (let someone else bootstrap aarch64) I'm that much closer to being out of excuses. feh.

this and some inspiration from interimOS' rpi bootstrapping code should be plenty to get a theoretical retroforthphone project started, and as a multiboot option, so I can develop it from linux on another partition and reboot into it and so on, like a real dork. I'm in.

@djsundog since I upgraded my PinePhone I have a spare CPU board sitting here

taunting me

it says "imma known good component. unrealised computing potential in a little pink antistatic bag"

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