Install Extra Toolchains For The Amlogic Platform

The Amlogic Platform requires extra toolchains for cross-compiling, you will need to follow these steps to setup:

Install Cross Compiler for U-Boot BL301:

$ sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-none-eabi


  • BL301 is an ARM Cortex-M3 based coprocessor, and is integrated into the Amlogic SoCs.
  • We have verified that ‘gcc-4.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04’ and ‘gcc-4.9.3 on Ubuntu 16.04’ both work fine on the VIM1 Platform.
  • You might want to take a risk and experiment with other gcc versions.

Install Cross-Compiler for Linux Kernel:

$ wget
$ sudo mkdir /opt/toolchains
$ sudo tar -xjf gcc-linaro-aarch64-linux-gnu-4.9-2014.09_linux.tar.bz2 -C /opt/toolchains

Tip: You may need to find a new address for “gcc-linaro-aarch64-linux-gnu-4.9-2014.09_linux.tar.bz2” if the link address above has changed.

Further Reading:

Amlogic Openlinux Website