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 This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org). All board variants are supported.  This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org). All board variants are supported.
   
 Initial, limited, Raspberry Pi support was introduced in NetBSD 6.0. NetBSD 7.0 adds complete support for the board, along with introducing support for the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 board.  Raspberry Pi 3 support was added for NetBSD 8, and backported to NetBSD 7 in July of 2017.  Initial, limited, Raspberry Pi support was introduced in NetBSD 6.0. NetBSD 7.0 adds complete support for the board, along with introducing support for the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 board.  Raspberry Pi 3 support was added for NetBSD 8, and backported to NetBSD 7 in July of 2017.  (This page assumes those using NetBSD 7 are using 7.2, or the netbsd-7 branch after mid 2018.)
   
 [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]  [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]
   
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 <small>([Raspberry Pi image](http://www.flickr.com/photos/42325803@N07/8118758647/) by Christopher Lee used under CC-By-2.0 license)</small>  <small>([Raspberry Pi image](http://www.flickr.com/photos/42325803@N07/8118758647/) by Christopher Lee used under CC-By-2.0 license)</small>
   
 # What works  # What works (and what doesn't yet)
   
 ## NetBSD 7 before July, 2017  ## NetBSD 7 and NetBSD 8
   
  - RaspberryPi 1, and 2 (including SMP)   - RaspberryPi 1, and 2 (including SMP)
    - Raspberry Pi 3 (excluding WiFi and bluetooth)
  - multi-user boot with root on SD card   - multi-user boot with root on SD card
  - serial or graphics console (with EDID query / parsing)   - serial or graphics console (with EDID query / parsing)
  - DMA controller driver and sdhc(4) support   - DMA controller driver and sdhc(4) support
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  - USB Ethernet - usmsc(4)   - USB Ethernet - usmsc(4)
  - X windows.   - X windows.
   
 ## NetBSD 7 after July, 2017 and NetBSD 8  
   
  - Raspberry Pi 3 (excluding WiFi and bluetooth)  
   
 ## NetBSD current  ## NetBSD current
   
  - Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth   - Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth
  - Raspberry Pi 3 new SD host controller driver   - Raspberry Pi 3 new SD host controller driver
   
 # What needs work  ## What needs work
   
  - USB (host); isochronous transfers.   - USB (host); isochronous transfers.
  - WiFi   - WiFi
   
   # CPU types
   
   Note that one can also use code for earlier models on later models.
   
    - Raspberry Pi 1 uses "earmv6hf".
    - Raspberry Pi 2 uses "earmv7hf".
    - Raspberry Pi 3 uses "earmv7hf".
   
   See also [[NetBSD/aarch64|aarch64]] for running the Pi 2/3 in 64-bit mode.
   
 # Installation  # Installation
   
  - The automatic nightly builds  on [nyftp.netbsd.org](http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/) provide image files that can be used for installation. The Raspberry Pi and Pi 2 ports are part of the NetBSD 7 release.  ## SD card structure
     - The 'evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an rpi.img file that can be used as a single image for both boards.  
     - The 'evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/' directory, as of August 6th 2015, contains an armv7.img file that is optimized for Raspberry Pi 2.  The Raspberry Pi looks for firmware and kernel.img on the first FAT32 partition of the uSD card.  A separate kernel (kernel7.img) is used on RPI2 and RPI3.
     - The stable build directory will be under netbsd-7/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-7/201412161700Z/evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/)  
     - The HEAD/current directory build will be under HEAD/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-7/201508062150Z/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/)  The NetBSD kernel will then use the FFS partition as the root filesystem.
   - You can build your own version of these images using (for example) './build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv6hf -u release', or './build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv7hf -u release'  
    - <i>gunzip and dd</i> this img to your sd card. For example,  A 2 GB card is the smallest workable size.  The NetBSD filesystem will be expanded to fit.
   
   ## Choosing a version
   
   First, decide if you want to install a formal release (7.2 or 8.0), a stable branch build (netbsd-7, netbsd-8), or NetBSD-current.  For people who don't know how to choose among those, 8.0 or netbsd-8 is probably best.
   
   See also "ebijun's image", below, which is NetBSD-current and includes packages.
   
   ## Getting bits to install
   
   You can either build a release yourself with build.sh, or get one from the NetBSD FTP servers.
   
   Both will provide rpi.img.gz and rpi_inst.img.gz.  Each is an image to be written to a uSD card, and has a FAT32 partition for booting.  In rpi.img.gz, there is also an FFS partition for NetBSD.
   
   ### Building yourself
   
   Getting sources and building a release with build.sh is not special for evbarm.  Pick a CPU type alias and pass it to build.sh with -m.  Examples (the first two are equivalent):
   
            dd if=rpi.img of=/dev/disk1   - ./build.sh -m earmv6hf -u release
    - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv6hf -u release
    - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv7hf -u release
   
  - Using a serial console  ### NetBSD FTP servers
    - By default the rpi.img is set to use the HDMI output; to change to using a serial console first mount rpi.img (it's a FAT filesystem)  
   
            edit cmdline.txt and remove '"console=fb"'  NetBSD provides nightly builds on [nyftp.netbsd.org](http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/).  These are equivalent to building yourself.
   
    - Most (all?) USB-to-TTL serial adapters only connect Tx, Rx and ground, and do not connect any flow control lines. An effect of missing flow control is that you see console output, but cannot type anything. If so, adjust your serial console application's flow control settings to "none".   - The 'evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an rpi.img file that can be used as a single image for both boards.
    - The 'evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an armv7.img file that is optimized for Raspberry Pi 2/3.
    - The old stable build directory will be under netbsd-7/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-7/201710201440Z/evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg)    
    - The stable build directory will be under netbsd-8/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/201710211010Z/evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/)
    - The HEAD/current directory build will be under HEAD/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/201710202210Z/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/)
   
       In Kermit, the command is "set flow none".  ## Preparing a uSD card
   
       In minicom, run "minicom -s" and set hardware flow control to "no"  Once you have rpi.img.gz (or rpi_inst), put it on a uSD card using gunzip and dd, for example:
   
 ## Installation with sshramdisk image   - gunzip rpi.img.gz
    - dd if=rpi.img of=/dev/disk1
   
  - You may use the  rpi_inst.img.gz file created by an evbarm build.  ### Serial Console
  - Connect Ethernet Cable to RPI.  
   By default the rpi.img is set to use the HDMI output.  If you wish to use a serial console, first mount the FAT32 partition and then
   edit cmdline.txt and remove '"console=fb"'.
   
    - Most (all?) USB-to-TTL serial adapters only connect Tx, Rx and ground, and do not connect any flow control lines. An effect of missing flow control is that you see console output, but cannot type anything. If so, adjust your serial console application's flow control settings to "none".
   
      In Kermit, the command is "set flow none".
   
      In minicom, run "minicom -s" and set hardware flow control to "no"
   
   ### Enabling ssh
   
   If you want to enable ssh with the standard image, so that you can log in over the net without either a serial or HDMI console, mount the ffs partition, place /root/.ssh/authorized_keys, uncomment PermitRootLogin in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and comment out the rc_configure=NO in /etc/rc.conf.  Besides having to find the IP address, you will have to wait for the partition resizing and reboot.
   
   ### Installation with sshramdisk image
   
   build.sh (and hence the FTP site) also creates an image 'rpi_inst.img.gz' specifically for installation without HDMI or a serial console.  Note that this image is much smaller and that you will need to fetch the sets over the network.  To use this method, write that image to a uSD card as above, and then:
   
    - Ensure that you have a lan with a DHCP server.
    - Connect an Ethernet cable from the RPI to the LAN.
  - After starting DHCP client, SSH login to with user "sysinst", and password "netbsd".   - After starting DHCP client, SSH login to with user "sysinst", and password "netbsd".
    - Be careful to note the ip address given during DHCP so you don't lose your connection     - Be careful to note the ip address given during DHCP so you don't lose your connection
    - Also for after the sysinst is done and the system reboots     - Also for after the sysinst is done and the system reboots
  - sysinst started!   - sysinst started!
   
   ## Installation via ebijun's image
   
   As an alternative to the standard installation images, Jun Ebihara
   provides an install image for Raspberry Pi that includes packages.  It
   is based on NetBSD-current and is built for earmv6hf, and thus will
   work on Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3.  This image is typically updated
   every few weeks.
   
    - [https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README](https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README)
   
 ## Updating the kernel  ## Updating the kernel
   
  - Build a new kernel, e.g. using build.sh. It will tell you where the ELF version of the kernel is, e.g.   - Build a new kernel, e.g. using build.sh. It will tell you where the ELF version of the kernel is, e.g.
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          ...           ...
   
  - Besides the "netbsd" kernel in ELF format, there is also a "netbsd.bin" kernel that is in a format that the Raspberry can boot.   - Besides the "netbsd" kernel in ELF format, there is also a "netbsd.img" (for current) or "netbsd.bin" (for 7 and 8) kernel that is in a format that the Raspberry can boot.
  - Depending on your hardware version, copy this either to /boot/kernel.img (First generation Pi, Pi Zero hardware) or to /boot/kernel7.img (Pi 2, Pi 3 hardware)   - Depending on your hardware version, copy this either to /boot/kernel.img (First generation Pi, Pi Zero hardware) or to /boot/kernel7.img (Pi 2, Pi 3 hardware)
  - reboot   - reboot
   
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 These notes are for people working on improvements to RPI support in NetBSD.  These notes are for people working on improvements to RPI support in NetBSD.
   
 ## Updating the firmware  ## Updating the firmware version in the NetBSD sources
   
 You probably don't want to do this. Firmware updates can break things,  (Note that trying new firmware may result in a non-bootable system, so
 and the latest firmware that's been tested is already included in the  be prepared to recover the bootable media with another system.)
 NetBSD build you installed.  
   
 If you're feeling adventurous (or are the port maintainer), here's what  Upstream firmware releases are
 to test whenever you try new firmware:  [on GitHub](https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/releases).
   Copy all files except `kernel*.img` into `/boot` and reboot.
   
   New firmware should pass all of the following tests before being committed to NetBSD.
   
 - Audio  - Audio
 - OMXPlayer (and [[!template id=man name="vchiq"]])  - OMXPlayer (and [[!template id=man name="vchiq"]])
 - Serial/framebuffer console  - Serial/framebuffer console
 - CPU frequency scaling  - CPU frequency scaling
   
 That goes for all of `rpi[0123]`.  Tests shoudl be run on all of `rpi[0123]`.
   
 Upstream firmware releases are  
 [on GitHub](https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/releases).  
 Copy all files except `kernel*.img` into `/boot` and reboot.  

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