you may want to remove or rewrite "During the partitioning process, do not delete or format the first MSDOS (FAT) partition, as the Raspberry pi firmware" ---> this is the Beaglebone webpage, not the RPI.
According to http://wiki.beyondlogic.org/ the boot sequence is : "By default, the ROM in the Sitara AM3359 will boot from the MMC1 interface first (the onboard eMMC), followed by MMC0 (MicroSD), UART0 and USB0..."
===> Installing dependencies for bmake-20110606nb1
=> Build dependency gcc3-c>=3.3.5nb1: NOT found
=> Verifying reinstall for ../../lang/gcc3-c
ERROR: This package is not available for these platforms: Darwin-- Interix-- DragonFly--.
ERROR: This package has set PKG_FAIL_REASON:
ERROR: gcc3-c-3.3.6nb1 is not available for Darwin-13.0.0-x86_64
*** Error code 1
what's the status on this, given that the last commit to the hg repository seems to be from 2011?
it seems one of the first steps during the installation process is misleading, on the evbarm / raspberry pi platform.
I ran into the issue, so as two mailing lists members recently did (and probably more people giving a try to netbsd on raspberry pi).
I would like to edit this page http://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/evbarm/raspberry_pi/ and add a note about selecting the HEAD installation sets rather than the default:
(A) IP Address during setup:
As the net_rp.img install image uses DHCP at boot time, you will need to select DHCP during network configuration, or give your initial setup the very same IP received at boot time. You could change this later, but not on first boot and install run, else it will disconnect your remote connection.
(B) Install sets:
As the raspberry pi port is still not part the stable release, you will want to use the HEAD branch to download installation sets.
Have a look at http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/ and watch for the current YYYYMMDDHHMMZ branch. Use this timestap to adjust host and directory settings:
a: Host nyftp.NetBSD.org
b: Base directory pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ (it will look like pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/201305220150Z)
During the partitioning process, do not delete or format the first MSDOS (FAT) partition, as the Raspberry pi firmware is hard coded to boot on the SDCAD / 1st MSDOS partition / Firmware updates and boot loader.
When selecting partition types, remember you are using a SDCARD, nonvolatile flash memory wears slowly as writes are done. You may consider using non journaled filesystems (no log or LFS) and adjust mount options (noatime, nodevmtime).