Raspberry Pi

Christopher Hilton chris at vindaloo.com
Sun Apr 21 21:26:46 UTC 2019

> On Apr 17, 2019, at 3:43 PM, Christopher Sean Hilton <chris at vindaloo.com> wrote:
> I'm having trouble getting FreeBSD going on my Raspbery Pi
> Hardware. The Pi that I would like to use is :
>   - A Raspberry Pi B+ with a manufactures stamp of "2014";
> I've downloaded the image:
> FreeBSD-11.2-STABLE-arm-armv6-RPI-B-20190411-r346104.img.xz from
> downloads.freebsd.com [1].
> I burn it to a PNY 16G MicroSD card on a FreeBSD box as follows:
>   - # xzcat FreeBSD-11.2-STABLE-arm-armv6-RPI-B-20190411-r346104.img.xz \
>>    | dd of=/dev/da3 bs=2621440
>     #
> That takes about 5 minutes after that I end up with: a bunch of
> partitions on the micro SD card including a freeBSD mountable
> filesystem.
> So, I put that SD card into the Raspberry Pi B+ and I get the square
> rainbow screen on my HDMI monitor. I have both a USB keyboard and a
> mouse attached to the PI at bootup but it never leaves the square
> rainbow screen.
> Q: Can any FreeBSD / Raspberry Pi users tell me what my next steps
> are?
> Just as an FYI, I have a second image of Debian Linux of some sort
> that boots just fine on this hardware.
> -- Chris
> [1][https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/snapshots/arm/armv6/ISO-IMAGES/11.2/FreeBSD-11.2-STABLE-arm-armv6-RPI-B-20190411-r346104.img.xz]

I’m still testing this but it looks like this was a case of using the wrong Pi Image. 

Sorry for the interruption.


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Christopher Sean Hilton                    [chris/at/vindaloo/dot/com]

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