Instructions on how to build a FreeBSD image: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/22/running-freebsd-in-azure/
Instructions on how to build a Linux image: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-tutorial/
Images can be published on http://vmdepot.msopentech.com when complete
How to customize and republish an image once a base image is available in VM Depot: https://vmdepot.msopentech.com/tutorial/freeBSD.html
I have successfully installed NetBSD to my pi from the supplied images, but it is just the core system with no X server. I am a relative newby to Linux, let alone BSD and am slowly working my way around it, but I am struggling with pkg_add because I can't find a source file to match...
I downloaded rpi.img.gz from here:
I followed the instructions on this page, but fall down when trying to add packages
but when following the instructions here: https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/using.html
and here: http://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/chap-boot.html
I cannot find a matching distribution.
uname -a reports:
NetBSD rpi 7.0_BETA NetBSD 7.0_BETA (RPI_201501031030Z) evbarm
but the closest I can get is
Should I be looking elsewhere for the repository?
The example code at
has a bug. It skips the first file in the directory of files it's supposed to monitor.
I was able to fix this by changeing line 51 to
while(cnt++ < 2 && (pdent = readdir(pdir)) != NULL)
Some of the links in the "Additional Info" section refer to wiki.netbsd.org, whereas they should refer to www.netbsd.org.
is a broken link.
But changing wiki to www works:
Links I've noticed that need correcting include:
Notes on System Models
I succeeded to connect via the serial port, but I have a first problems, the root partition exceeds the maximum capacity of the partition:
beagleboard# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail %Cap Mounted on
/dev/ld0a 434M 434M -21M 105% /
I could make some changes and I do not know if it came from there, but it is impossible to create user the database is apparently corrupt:
beagleboard# pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd
pwd_mkdb: Cannot open `/etc/spwd.db.tmp': File exists
in order to properly operate the cubietruck, I set up a fex/bin file to the root of my SD card.
I tried without the script, with a script modified to display on a VGA screen, as well as an original script for display on HDMI display, but none work.
I feel that the script is not even read it.
the LED display does not do properly. However, I checked several times, I put exactly what was stated in the wiki.