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Old 07-09-2019, 07:02 AM   #1
coralfang
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FreeBSD for Raspberry Pi B+ ?


Hi, wanting to install FreeBSD to my ageing Raspberry Pi B+.

I'm aware most places point to http://www.raspbsd.org/raspberrypi.html as for obtaining the image, however the link seems to be missing for A / B devices.

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Does the image for Raspberry Pi 2 work with the B+ ?
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:21 AM   #2
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I see it doesn't specifically give an A / B distro, but I think you might be able to use the armV6 version stated for the RPi2, as I believe that is the same processor, worth a try I'd think.
 
Old 07-20-2019, 07:16 AM   #3
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Hi. FreeBSD supports the Pi as a Tier 2 (developmental) architecture. A few years ago I found this page on the FreeBSD wiki: FreeBSD/ARM on the Raspberry Pi family. Although I have never used that information (the reason is mentioned in the next paragraph) it looks like it has been kept fairly up to date.

If you want a BSD system that supports your Pi board very well, you might also consider NetBSD. Board versions 1, 2 and 3 are currently supported by the official project (see the evbarm port details for the Pi). The first generation should use the evbarm-earmv6hf port variant. I personally have NetBSD running nicely on a Pi 1 model B (rev. 1.2).
 
  


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