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I Just Don't Know...

Systems Adminstrator's Blogs Are Boring.

This one, I'm sure, is no exception. Posts are often written at the end of a long working day; I'm frequently confused, drunk and alone.

Or am I?


Mon, 04 Aug 2014

FreeBSD on Raspberry PI

I heard that they'd got FreeBSD running on the Raspberry PI, so I had to have a play. I'm not impressed.

Don't even bother with the -STABLE version, it isn't. Use 11.0 (aka -CURRENT) from the Japanese guy who's all over the forums like a rash right now. I managed to get it to boot OK, but there seem to be some severe problems with the SD card driver (the card is OK, works with XBMC).

The ethernet is slow. Powering anything from the USB port crashes the PI. I think I've wasted over fifty quid buying two of these.