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Rock64

balanga

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#1
Just came across the Rock64

Anyone tried installing FreeBSD on one of these? Seems to be a lot better than an RPi3 for about the same money...
 

ebike

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#2
Hi,

Did you get any info on this?
I have that board. I tried the Pine64 image on it, but it does not boot, I guess someone will have to create a new image for it.

Devs?
 

SirDice

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#3
I guess someone will have to create a new image for it.
You can try building your own images using Crochet. I don't see a config for this specific board but it should be relatively easy to create your own.
 

ebike

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You can try building your own images using Crochet. I don't see a config for this specific board but it should be relatively easy to create your own.
Thanks ... but I don't know enough of the differences between Pine64 board and the Rock64 board to adapt the script for the Pine64 board to the Rock64.
... so "relatively easy" becomes "very hard" ;)
 

daviddpd

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#5
I have a Pine64 and Brad's builds at http://www.raspbsd.org/pine64.html work out of the box.

I just got two Rock64's ... but haven't gotten them to boot FreeBSD. I'm installed pine's linux on a card ... it has a while partition table :

Code:
/dev/disk3 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *31.9 GB    disk3
   1:           Linux Filesystem                         4.1 MB     disk3s1
   2:           Linux Filesystem                         65.5 KB    disk3s2
   3:           Linux Filesystem                         4.2 MB     disk3s3
   4:           Linux Filesystem                         4.2 MB     disk3s4
   5:           Linux Filesystem                         4.2 MB     disk3s5
   6:       Microsoft Basic Data boot                    117.4 MB   disk3s6
   7:           Linux Filesystem                         1.1 GB     disk3s7

> ls -l /Volumes/boot/
total 21162
-rwxrwxrwx  1 dpd  staff  18128904 Jul 31  2017 Image*
-rwxrwxrwx  1 dpd  staff     40801 Jul 31  2017 dtb*
drwxrwxrwx  1 dpd  staff      2048 Jul 31  2017 extlinux/
-rwxrwxrwx  1 dpd  staff   3494500 Jul 31  2017 initrd.img*
It looks like the boot loader, pretty sure it's U-boot ... and p6 looks like EFI (file listing above) but has the linux kernel and initrd ... was trying to see if I could shim in FreeBSD ... but looks like U-boot is loading the kernel directly ... would have been cool if it was chain loading BOOT EFI.