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[[!meta title="NetBSD/evbarm on BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black"]]


This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD on [BeagleBone]( and [BeagleBone Black](

(BeagleBone [image]( by SparkFun Electronics used under CC-By-2.0 license)

# What works
 - Boots multi-user on [[!template id=man name="ld" section="4"]] @ [[!template id=man name="sdmmc" section="4"]] root and [[!template id=man name="com" section="4"]] console.
 - Ethernet ([[!template id=man name="cpsw" section="4" arch="evbarm"]])
 - SD/MMC controller (SD card and eMMC)
 - EDMA3 (for [[!template id=man name="sdhc" section="4"]])
 - USB (host)
 - I²C
 - CPU frequency scaling (various speeds between 300MHz and 1GHz)

# What needs work
 - SPI
 - eMMC 8-bit mode
 - Framebuffer/graphics with LCD or DVI/HDMI capes
 - Touchscreens on LCD capes
 - USB (device)

# Sample dmesg
[[!template id=filecontent name="dmesg" text="""
NetBSD 7.99.9 (BEAGLEBONE) #2: Tue Apr 14 20:24:09 ADT 2015
total memory = 512 MB
avail memory = 503 MB
sysctl_createv: sysctl_create(machine_arch) returned 17
timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0 core 0: 550 MHz Cortex-A8 r3p2 (Cortex V7A core)
cpu0: DC enabled IC enabled WB disabled EABT branch prediction enabled
cpu0: isar: [0]=0x101111 [1]=0x13112111 [2]=0x21232031 [3]=0x11112131, [4]=0x11142, [5]=0
cpu0: mmfr: [0]=0x1100003 [1]=0x20000000 [2]=0x1202000 [3]=0x211
cpu0: pfr: [0]=0x1131 [1]=0x11
cpu0: 32KB/64B 4-way L1 VIPT Instruction cache
cpu0: 32KB/64B 4-way write-back-locking-C L1 PIPT Data cache
cpu0: 256KB/64B 8-way write-through L2 PIPT Unified cache
vfp0 at cpu0: NEON MPE (VFP 3.0+), rounding, NaN propagation, denormals
vfp0: mvfr: [0]=0x11110222 [1]=0x11111
obio0 at mainbus0 base 0x44000000-0x4fffffff: On-Board IO
omapicu0 at obio0 addr 0x48200000-0x48200fff intrbase 0
prcm0 at obio0 addr 0x44e00000-0x44e01fff: Power, Reset and Clock Management
sitaracm0 at obio0 addr 0x44e10000-0x44e11fff: control module, rev 1.0
edma0 at obio0 addr 0x49000000-0x490fffff intrbase 12
gpmc0 at mainbus0 base 0x50000000: General Purpose Memory Controller, rev 6.0
gpmc0: CS#0 valid, addr 0x08000000, size 256MB
com0 at obio0 addr 0x44e09000-0x44e09fff intr 72: ns16550a, working fifo
com0: console
sdhc0 at obio0 addr 0x48060100-0x48060fff intr 64: SDHC controller (EDMA)
sdhc0: SD Host Specification 2.0, rev.49
sdhc0: using DMA transfer
sdmmc0 at sdhc0 slot 0
sdhc1 at obio0 addr 0x481d8100-0x481d8fff intr 28: SDHC controller (EDMA)
sdhc1: SD Host Specification 2.0, rev.49
sdhc1: using DMA transfer
sdmmc1 at sdhc1 slot 0
tiiic0 at obio0 addr 0x44e0b000-0x44e0bfff intr 70: rev 0.11
iic0 at tiiic0: I2C bus
seeprom0 at iic0 addr 0x50: AT24Cxx or compatible EEPROM: size 32768
tps65217pmic0 at iic0 addr 0x24: TPS65217C Power Management Multi-Channel IC (rev 1.2)
tps65217pmic0: power sources USB max 1300 mA, [AC] max 2500 mA
tps65217pmic0: [LDO1: 1800 mV] [LDO2: 3300 mV] [LDO3: 1800 mV] [LDO4: 3300 mV] [DCDC1: 1500 mV] [DCDC2: 1325 mV] [DCDC3: 1100 mV]
omapdmtimer0 at obio0 addr 0x48040000-0x48040fff intr 68: DMTIMER2
omapdmtimer1 at obio0 addr 0x44e31000-0x44e31fff intr 67: DMTIMER1ms
omapdmtimer2 at obio0 addr 0x48044000-0x48044fff intr 92: DMTIMER4
omapwdt32k0 at obio0 addr 0x44e35000-0x44e35fff: rev 0.1
tiotg0 at obio0 addr 0x47400000-0x47404fff intrbase 17: TI dual-port USB controller: version v1.0.0.13
motg0 at tiotg0 port 0: 0x4ea20800 version v0.0.0
motg1 at tiotg0 port 1: 0x4ea20800 version v0.0.0
motg1: Dynamic FIFO sizing detected, assuming 16Kbytes of FIFO RAM
usb0 at motg1: USB revision 2.0
cpsw0 at obio0 addr 0x4a100000-0x4a107fff intrbase 40: TI CPSW Ethernet
cpsw0: Ethernet address 90:59:af:5c:d0:94
ukphy0 at cpsw0 phy 0: OUI 0x00800f, model 0x000f, rev. 1
ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
timecounter: Timecounter "clockinterrupt" frequency 100 Hz quality 0
timecounter: Timecounter "dmtimer" frequency 24000000 Hz quality 100
uhub0 at usb0: Mentor Graphics MOTG root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered
sdmmc0: couldn't enable card: 60
ld1 at sdmmc1: <0xfe:0x014e:MMC02G:0x00:0x1aee3308:0x000>
ld1: 1832 MB, 930 cyl, 64 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 3751936 sectors
ld1: 4-bit width, bus clock 52.000 MHz
boot device: ld1
root on ld1a dumps on ld1b
root file system type: ffs

 - Growing the root file-system
   - During the partitioning process, do not delete or format the
     first MSDOS (FAT) partition, as this is what your firmware by default boots from
     (unless you have prepared a boot partition on other media).
   - For accident-free operation of resize_ffs, the filesystem it is supposed to grow needs to be either not mounted or at least not mounted for writing.
     To do that for a root filesystem, reboot to single user, and at the prompt to enter the pathname of shell, press
           return for the default (/bin/sh).
   - At the # prompt, type

        "disklabel -i ld0" and press return.
   - At the partition> prompt type "A" and press return.

           Adjust disklabel sector from 4194304 to 62333952 [n]?
           Type "y" and press return.
   - partition> prompt type "a" and press return.

           Filesystem type prompt, press return to use the current value (4.2BSD).
           Start offset prompt, press return to use the current value.
           Partition size prompt, type "$" and press return to grow the
           partition to use all available free space.
   - partition> prompt type "W" to save the changes to the disklabel.

           Confirm this choice by typing "y" at the Label disk prompt.
           Type "Q" and press return to quit disklabel.
   - At the # prompt (shell), type

           fsck -fy /dev/rld0a
           resize_ffs -y /dev/rld0a
   - This may take a few minutes, be patient!

           fsck -fy /dev/rld0a
           mount_msdos /dev/ld0e /boot
    - When the system comes back up, the root file-system will have been expanded to
           fill the SD card.

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