Run FreeBSD on Banana Pi M2+?

Knogle

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Ahoy friends.
Currently i'm struggeling in order to get my Banana Pi M2+ running with something, it's quite difficult, because there is less information available compared to Raspberry Pi.
I've found the Banana Pi M2+ in den list of supported devices, so i've downloaded the SD card images from the download page for the Banana Pi.
Later on i've flashed it onto the SD card, but unfortunately it's not possible to boot the Banana Pi using this image.
Is there anything i'm missing? I've just dd'ed the image onto the SD card, and partitions seem fine.
Did i miss some step, or what do i have to do in order to get it working?

I hope someone could help!
Thanks in advance!
 

tingo

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Where did you find a FreeBSD image for the Banana Pi M2+?
AFAIK, the only FreeBSD image is for the original Banana Pi, not any other models (I could be wrong).
 
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Thanks friends.
I was able to get at least a running system using the Orange Pi u-boot image, provided by FreeBSD mirrors.

My dmesg output.

---<<BOOT>>--- KDB: debugger backends: ddb KDB: current backend: ddb Copyright (c) 1992-2021 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 14.0-CURRENT #0 main-n244889-fa3bd463cee: Thu Feb 18 08:33:14 UTC 2021 root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/arm.armv7/sys/GENERIC arm FreeBSD clang version 11.0.1 (git@github.com:llvm/llvm-project.git llvmorg-11.0.1-0-g43ff75f2c3fe) WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance. VT: init without driver. CPU: ARM Cortex-A7 r0p5 (ECO: 0x00000000) CPU Features: Multiprocessing, Thumb2, Security, Virtualization, Generic Timer, VMSAv7, PXN, LPAE, Coherent Walk Optional instructions: SDIV/UDIV, UMULL, SMULL, SIMD(ext) LoUU:2 LoC:3 LoUIS:2 Cache level 1: 32KB/64B 4-way data cache WB Read-Alloc Write-Alloc 32KB/32B 2-way instruction cache Read-Alloc Cache level 2: 512KB/64B 8-way unified cache WB Read-Alloc Write-Alloc real memory = 1039605760 (991 MB) avail memory = 999620608 (953 MB) No PSCI/SMCCC call function found FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs random: unblocking device. random: entropy device external interface WARNING: Device "openfirm" is Giant locked and may be deleted before FreeBSD 14.0. WARNING: Device "kbd" is Giant locked and may be deleted before FreeBSD 14.0. kbd0 at kbdmux0 ofwbus0: <Open Firmware Device Tree> ofw_clkbus0: <OFW clocks bus> on ofwbus0 clk_fixed0: <Fixed clock> on ofw_clkbus0 clk_fixed1: <Fixed clock> on ofw_clkbus0 simplebus0: <Flattened device tree simple bus> on ofwbus0 regfix0: <Fixed Regulator> on ofwbus0 regfix1: <Fixed Regulator> on ofwbus0 regfix2: <Fixed Regulator> on ofwbus0 regfix3: <Fixed Regulator> on ofwbus0 rtc0: <Allwinner RTC> mem 0x1f00000-0x1f003ff irq 45,46 on simplebus0 rtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s ccu_h3ng0: <Allwinner H3/H5 Clock Control Unit NG> mem 0x1c20000-0x1c203ff on simplebus0 ccu_sun8i_r0: <Allwinner SUN8I_R Clock Control Unit NG> mem 0x1f01400-0x1f014ff on simplebus0 gic0: <ARM Generic Interrupt Controller> mem 0x1c81000-0x1c81fff,0x1c82000-0x1c83fff,0x1c84000-0x1c85fff,0x1c86000-0x1c87fff irq 42 on simplebus0 gic0: pn 0x1, arch 0x2, rev 0x1, implementer 0x43b irqs 160 gpio0: <Allwinner GPIO/Pinmux controller> mem 0x1c20800-0x1c20bff irq 23,24 on simplebus0 gpiobus0: <OFW GPIO bus> on gpio0 gpio1: <Allwinner GPIO/Pinmux controller> mem 0x1f02c00-0x1f02fff irq 49 on simplebus0 gpiobus1: <OFW GPIO bus> on gpio1 gpioregulator0: <GPIO controlled regulator> on ofwbus0 generic_timer0: <ARMv7 Generic Timer> irq 4,5,6,7 on ofwbus0 Timecounter "ARM MPCore Timecounter" frequency 24000000 Hz quality 1000 Event timer "ARM MPCore Eventtimer" frequency 24000000 Hz quality 1000 aw_syscon0: <Allwinner syscon> mem 0x1c00000-0x1c00fff on simplebus0 aw_sid0: <Allwinner Secure ID Controller> mem 0x1c14000-0x1c143ff on simplebus0 awusbphy0: <Allwinner USB PHY> mem 0x1c19400-0x1c1942b,0x1c1a800-0x1c1a803,0x1c1b800-0x1c1b803,0x1c1c800-0x1c1c803,0x1c1d800-0x1c1d803 on simplebus0 a31dmac0: <Allwinner DMA controller> mem 0x1c02000-0x1c02fff irq 8 on simplebus0 aw_mmc0: <Allwinner Integrated MMC/SD controller> mem 0x1c0f000-0x1c0ffff irq 10 on simplebus0 musbotg0: <Allwinner USB DRD> mem 0x1c19000-0x1c193ff irq 14 on simplebus0 musbotg0: setting phy mode 3 usbus0: Dynamic FIFO sizing detected, assuming 16Kbytes of FIFO RAM usbus0 on musbotg0 ehci0: <Generic EHCI Controller> mem 0x1c1a000-0x1c1a0ff irq 15 on simplebus0 usbus1: EHCI version 1.0 usbus1 on ehci0 ohci0: <Generic OHCI Controller> mem 0x1c1a400-0x1c1a4ff irq 16 on simplebus0 usbus2 on ohci0 ehci1: <Generic EHCI Controller> mem 0x1c1b000-0x1c1b0ff irq 17 on simplebus0 usbus3: EHCI version 1.0 usbus3 on ehci1 ohci1: <Generic OHCI Controller> mem 0x1c1b400-0x1c1b4ff irq 18 on simplebus0 usbus4 on ohci1 gpioc0: <GPIO controller> on gpio0 awg0: <Allwinner Gigabit Ethernet> mem 0x1c30000-0x1c3ffff irq 27 on simplebus0 miibus0: <MII bus> on awg0 ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> PHY 0 on miibus0 ukphy0: none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow ukphy1: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0 ukphy1: none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow awg0: Ethernet address: 02:81:e6:05:63:f7 aw_wdog0: <Allwinner A31 Watchdog> mem 0x1c20ca0-0x1c20cbf irq 30 on simplebus0 uart0: <16750 or compatible> mem 0x1c28000-0x1c283ff irq 35 on simplebus0 uart0: console (115384,n,8,1) gpioc1: <GPIO controller> on gpio1 aw_thermal0: <Allwinner Thermal Sensor Controller> mem 0x1c25000-0x1c253ff irq 60 on simplebus0 cpulist0: <Open Firmware CPU Group> on ofwbus0 cpu0: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0 cpufreq_dt0: <Generic cpufreq driver> on cpu0 cpu1: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0 cpu2: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0 cpu3: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0 pmu0: <Performance Monitoring Unit> irq 0,1,2,3 on ofwbus0 gpioled0: <GPIO LEDs> on ofwbus0 cryptosoft0: <software crypto> Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec usbus0: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0 usbus1: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0 usbus2: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0 usbus3: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0 Release APs usbus4: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0 WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance. Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/rootfs [rw]... ugen1.1: <Generic EHCI root HUB> at usbus1 ugen0.1: <Mentor Graphics OTG Root HUB> at usbus0 ugen3.1: <Generic EHCI root HUB> at usbus3 ugen2.1: <Generic OHCI root HUB> at usbus2 Root mount waiting for:ugen4.1: <Generic OHCI root HUB> at usbus4 sysctl_warn_reuse: can't re-use a leaf (dev.uhub.%parent)! uhub0 on usbus1 uhub0: <Generic EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus1 uhub3 on usbus3 uhub3: <Generic EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus3 uhub1 on usbus2 uhub1: <Generic OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus2 uhub4 usbus0 on usbus4 usbus1 usbus2 usbus3sysctl_warn_reuse: can't re-use a leaf (dev.uhub.%parent)! usbus4uhub4: <Generic OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus4 uhub2 on usbus0 uhub2: <Mentor Graphics OTG Root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0 uhub1: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered uhub4: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered uhub2: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered mmc0: <MMC/SD bus> on aw_mmc0 mmcsd0: 8GB <SDHC SS08G 8.0 SN 0A5AD9B1 MFG 12/2019 by 3 SD> at mmc0 50.0MHz/4bit/32768-block mmc0: Failed to set VCCQ for card at relative address 58916 uhub0: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered uhub3: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered mountroot: waiting for device /dev/ufs/rootfs... WARNING: was not properly dismounted lo0: link state changed to UP awg0: link state changed to DOWN ugen3.2: <SMI Intenso Ultra Line> at usbus3 umass0 on uhub3 umass0: <SMI Intenso Ultra Line, class 0/0, rev 2.10/11.00, addr 2> on usbus3 umass0: SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x4000 umass0:0:0: Attached to scbus0 da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0 da0: <Intenso Ultra Line 1100> Removable Direct Access SPC-4 SCSI device da0: Serial Number 22009081300295 da0: 40.000MB/s transfers da0: 14800MB (30310400 512 byte sectors) da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>

Unfortunately i am not able to get the awg0 ethernet interface working, status says : no carrier.
Is there anything i could do? There are also no blinking leds when plugging in an ethernet cable. So up to now i have to use UART in order to access the system.
I've tried GENERICSD ARM image, as well as the Banana Pi ones with the Orange Pi u-boot image for the H3 Allwinner.
 

tingo

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The machine has usb ports - yes? If so, you could attach either an usb-to-ethernet or an usb-to-wireless dongle as a way to get network to it, until you (or someone else) figures out whats wrong with the network interface on it.
 

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I got it working with FreeBSD 12.2 and 13.0 using u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin and sun8i-h3-bananapi-m2-plus.dtb from u-boot git.

I have attached these files and a Linux-script to patch the FreeBSD-GENERICD images:
patch_freebsd.sh FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-arm-armv7-GENERICSD.img m2-plus

I have no idea if the HDMI-output is working, but USB and Ethernet certainly are operating.
 

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Knogle

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Thanks a lot!! It is working flawlessly!! But somehow, the Ethernet Port LEDs are blinking in a weird manner heh.
 
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