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Solved Install FreeBSD on Intel Compute Stick (Windows Version)

sp55aa

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#1
I tried FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-uefi-mini-memstick.img, but never success:
1. Using Ubuntu's grub2 kfreebsd to run /boot/loader, it stops after boot command
2. Using EFI shell to run /boot/loader.efi, it stops after print "start @0xffff..."
3. Extract ISO into fat32 usb stick, then use EFI shell to run /boot/loader.efi, it rarely boot kernel, but kernel panic...

Then I try FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-amd64-20150917-r287930-mini-memstick.img, it just works!

But something still missing:
1. No wifi/bluetooth: I have to use an USB LAN adapter...
2. No SD card
3. No internal hard disk: I just use an USB stick to install system...

Even though, I still love FreeBSD!
 

notjohnko

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#3
If you would be so kind, can you post a dmesg?
Hi I have one too.

Code:
root@:~ # dmesg
Copyright (c) 1992-2015 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
   The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r291085: Thu Nov 19 21:48:13 UTC 2015
  root@releng2.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
FreeBSD clang version 3.7.0 (tags/RELEASE_370/final 246257) 20150906
WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
VT(efifb): resolution 1440x900
CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  Z3735F @ 1.33GHz (1333.37-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin="GenuineIntel"  Id=0x30678  Family=0x6  Model=0x37  Stepping=8
  Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
  Features2=0x43d8e3bf<SSE3,PCLMULQDQ,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,VMX,EST,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,MOVBE,POPCNT,TSCDLT,AESNI,RDRAND>
  AMD Features=0x28100800<SYSCALL,NX,RDTSCP,LM>
  AMD Features2=0x101<LAHF,Prefetch>
  Structured Extended Features=0x2282<TSCADJ,SMEP,ERMS,NFPUSG>
  VT-x: PAT,HLT,MTF,PAUSE,EPT,UG,VPID
  TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
real memory  = 2147483648 (2048 MB)
avail memory = 1945772032 (1855 MB)
Event timer "LAPIC" quality 600
ACPI APIC Table: <INTEL  FCBYT10H>
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  2
cpu2 (AP): APIC ID:  4
cpu3 (AP): APIC ID:  6
random: unblocking device.
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 8
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-86 on motherboard
random: entropy device external interface
kbd0 at kbdmux0
netmap: loaded module
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (vesa, 0xffffffff80edb540, 0) error 19
random: registering fast source Intel Secure Key RNG
random: fast provider: "Intel Secure Key RNG"
cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard
acpi0: <INTEL FCBYT10H> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
unknown: I/O range not supported
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
cpu2: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
cpu3: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
atrtc0: <AT realtime clock> port 0x70-0x77 on acpi0
atrtc0: Warning: Couldn't map I/O.
Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
hpet0: <High Precision Event Timer> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff irq 8 on acpi0
Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 950
Event timer "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 450
Event timer "HPET1" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
Event timer "HPET2" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
attimer0: <AT timer> port 0x40-0x43,0x50-0x53 irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 850
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pcib0: Length mismatch for 3 range: 108fffff vs 10900000
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0x1000-0x1007 mem 0x90000000-0x903fffff,0x80000000-0x8fffffff at device 2.0 on pci0
vgapci0: Boot video device
pci0: <encrypt/decrypt> at device 26.0 (no driver attached)
ehci0: <Intel BayTrail USB 2.0 controller> mem 0x90811000-0x908113ff at device 29.0 on pci0
usbus0: EHCI version 1.0
usbus0 on ehci0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8 irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
est0: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu0
est1: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu1
est2: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu2
est3: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu3
usbus0: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1333366608 Hz quality 1000
WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/FreeBSD_Install [ro,noatime]...
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.1: <Intel> at usbus0
uhub0: <Intel EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub0: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.2: <vendor 0x8087> at usbus0
uhub1: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x07e6, class 9/0, rev 2.00/0.15, addr 2> on usbus0
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.3: <vendor 0x2109> at usbus0
uhub2: <vendor 0x2109 USB2.0 Hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/85.80, addr 3> on usbus0
uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.4: <SanDisk> at usbus0
umass0: <SanDisk Extreme, class 0/0, rev 2.10/0.10, addr 4> on usbus0
umass0:  SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x0100
umass0:0:0: Attached to scbus0
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <SanDisk Extreme 0001> Fixed Direct Access SPC-4 SCSI device
da0: Serial Number AA010513132339535615
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 30533MB (62533296 512 byte sectors)
da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>
GEOM: da0: the secondary GPT header is not in the last LBA.
GEOM: diskid/DISK-AA010513132339535615: the secondary GPT header is not in the last LBA.
ugen0.5: <Apple, Inc.> at usbus0
uhub3: <Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/96.15, addr 5> on usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub3: 3 ports with 2 removable, bus powered
ugen0.6: <Apple, Inc> at usbus0
ukbd0: <Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 2.00/0.69, addr 6> on usbus0
kbd1 at ukbd0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.7: <vendor 0x0b05> at usbus0
mountroot: waiting for device /dev/ufs/FreeBSD_Install...
GEOM: diskid/DISK-AA010513132339535615: the secondary GPT header is not in the last LBA.
GEOM: diskid/DISK-AA010513132339535615: the secondary GPT header is not in the last LBA.
uhid0: <Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 2.00/0.69, addr 6> on usbus0
rsu0: <vendor 0x0b05 product 0x1786, class 0/0, rev 2.00/2.00, addr 7> on usbus0
rsu0: MAC/BB RTL8712 cut 3 1T1R
rsu0: rsu_attach: enabling 11n
wlan0: Ethernet address: c8:60:00:5d:f8:00
wlan0: link state changed to UP
Note:
da0 is a Sandisk Extreme USB drive with 11.0-CURRENT I booted with
rsu0 is a USB wifi adapter I plugged in to get network access
and there's a USB hub and Apple Keyboard which are not internal to the Intel Compute Stick that I had to use because there's only 1 USB port

But something still missing:
1. No wifi/bluetooth: I have to use an USB LAN adapter...
2. No SD card
3. No internal hard disk: I just use an USB stick to install system...

Even though, I still love FreeBSD!
I'm in the same boat.
 

balanga

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#4
I have just come across this thread and wondered what the steps involved in running FreeBSD on an Intel Compute stick?

Is it actually installed or is it a matter of creating an alternative OS for booting via some sort of boot manager mechanism? I would be quite happy to boot from either a USB hard disk or pen drive if that can be achieved.
 

PacketMan

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#6
The fact no one replied may suggest no one has done it before, and/or just might not know. I don't know what an Intel Compute Stick is, but I have had no issues in getting FreeBSD (version 10.3-RELEASE) installed on a regular old USB stick. Might pick up a larger stick someday, put a lightweight gui on it, and some networking tools like iPErf for example.
 

PacketMan

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#8
Aaahhh. Great, when you figure it out, share it with us. Someone has to go first. ;)