Embedded Developer / CyberSecurity Consultant @CyberMindFR


Here are some notes about pasts and successfull experiments with UEFI boot from u-boot on ARM64 EspressoBin.

They were done on the 8th of september 2020 for OPNSense and on the 19th oo july 2021.
I still had to make a detailed howto, but it may be usefull for advanced users waiting for some tests.

They may also work ‘as-is’ or mainly close to on MochaBIn but I have not tested.

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I already plan to Sell or CrowdFund a personal, secure, home cloud box.
It is only in prototyping stage.
The first candidate was the ESPRESSOBIN which came in a trap, because of a annoying MARVELL CPU BUGS which is still unresolved !
I actually use and customize one of the first 20th sale MOCHABIN from the first CrowdFunded campaign of GlobalScaleTechnologies…

Software will mainly be based on OpenWrt, NextCloud and CrowdSec, and will be enhanced with some other cool add-ons.
It is all based on GNU softwares.

Some for OpenWrt main system itself, others for the Dockerized components, and also some cool tweaks, scripts and features developed from my now long experiences about all these usage.

It make years now my own servers are daily used, from the first SheevaPlugs through GuruPlugs and others…

It makes more form my first PC (One of the first PENTIUM Pro 200 bought directly from a trip to USA/California, called Milenium, installed with a REDHAT and becoming the GK2.NET ISP provider at the very first beginning of what become the Internet…)

May be I will shared this story, also, one day !

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From day one, open-source has been a key pillar of CrowdSec. Our team works full-time on editing open-source software and actively promoting community building and development. But, to be able to spread the love broader, we rely on our international network of partners who are in charge of providing exceptional support to our clients.

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CyberMind offers specific free software development and custom cyber security solution for your information systems. They have been heavily involved in contributing to open-source software and ported the CrowdSec agent and firewall bouncers to OpenWrt.

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Thank you @CrowdSec for this funny “Propaganda” Kit and so funny gift :

This is the most loveled one :


  • Armada 7040 Quad core ARMv8 Cortex A-72 @ 1.4GHz
  • 2 / 4 / 8 GB of DDR4 DRAM
  • 16 GB eMMC
  • 4MB SPI-NOR (Bootloader)
  • 1x M.2-2280 B-key socket (for SSD expansion, SATA3 only)
  • 1x M.2-2250 B-key socket (for modems, USB2.0 and I2C only)
  • 1x Mini-PCIe 3.0 (x1, USB2.0 and I2C)
  • 1x SATA 7+15 socket (SATA3)
  • 1x 16-pin (2×8) MikroBus Connector
  • 1x SIM card slot (Connected to the mini-PCIe and both M.2 slots)
  • 2x USB3.0 Type-A ports via SMSC USB5434B hub
  • Cortex 2x5 JTAG
  • microUSB port for UART (PL2303GL/PL2303SA onboard)
  • 1x 10G SFP+
  • 1x 1G SFP (Connected to 88E1512 PHY)
  • 1x 1G RJ45 with PoE PD (Connected to 88E1512 PHY)
  • 4x 1G RJ45 ports via Topaz 88E6141 switch
  • RTC with battery holder (SoC provided, requires CR2032 battery)
  • 1x 12V DC IN
  • 1x Power switch
  • 1x 12V fan header (3-pin, power only)
  • 1x mini-PCIe LED header (2x0.1” pins)
  • 1x M.2-2280 LED header (2x0.1” pins)
  • 6x Bootstrap jumpers
  • 1x Power LED (Green)
  • 3x Tri-color RGB LEDs (Controllable)
  • 1x Microchip ATECC608B secure element

Note that 1G SFP and 1G WAN cannot be used at the same time as they are in
parallel connected to the same PHY.


  • Marvell Armada 88F7040
  • Quad Core ARMv8 Cortex-A72
  • CPU Frequency @1400MHz


  • 4GB or 8GB DDR4 (optional soldered down)
  • 16GB onboard eMMC


  • 1x M.2 for SATA


  • 1x 10Gb SFP+, Fiber Optic
  • 1x 1Gb SFP, Fiber Optic
  • 1x WAN with POE in
  • 4x 1Gb RJ45 LAN

USB Ports

  • 2x USB3.0 Port


  • 16-pin (2×8) MikroBUS Connector for expansion and accessories
  • 1x mini-PCIe for WI-FI (NXP 9098 802.11ax+BT5 for WI-FI version)
  • 1x PCIe 3.0
  • 1x M.2 for Cellular (4G module available as option)


  • 1x JTAG Port, 10-pin (on board)
  • 1x microUSB port for Console