The HTC Nexus 9 is a tablet shipped with Android.
- Nvidia Tegra K1 "Denver" SoC
- Dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A CPU @ 2.3 GHz
- USB OTG
- UART via headphone jack (DIY)
The Android kernel is packaged in Contrib:Tegra.
To temporarily boot that kernel into an openSUSE aarch64 rootfs on an external USB disk:
$ adb reboot bootloader $ fastboot -c "fbcon=rotate:1 root=/dev/sda1 rootwait rw" boot Image.gz-dtb creating boot image... creating boot image - 7147520 bytes downloading 'boot.img'... OKAY [ 0.537s] booting... OKAY [ 0.159s] finished. total time: 0.697s
Initial upstream patches for "tegra132" have been posted on linux-tegra mailing list on Jan 16, 2015.