Project

General

Profile

Support #688

Install Crochet on FreeBSD

Added by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Embedded
Target version:
Start date:
10/29/2015
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
5.00 h
Spent time:

Description

This is a guide on how I set up the crochet build tool to compile an image for the Raspberry Pi 2.

Prepare the Environment

  • Make sure the system is up to date:
    pkg update && pkg upgrade
    
  • Install a couple dependencies:
    pkg install subversion git u-boot-rpi2
    
  • Checkout the FreeBSD 11-CURRENT kernel sources:
    svn co svn://svn0.us-west.freebsd.org/base/head /usr/src
    

Install Crochet

  • Clone the latest crochet from GitHub:
    mkdir /usr/local/src && cd /usr/local/src
    git clone https://github.com/freebsd/crochet.git
    cd crochet
    
  • Create config file from the sample config provided:
    cp config.sh.sample config.sh
    
  • Edit the crochet config file:
    vi config.sh
    
    • And modify the script to use the Raspberry Pi 2, and any additional parameters:
      board_setup RaspberryPi2
      option ImageSize 1950mb
      option Growfs
      option User pi
      option SwapFile 1024mb
      
  • Build the image:
    sh crochet.sh -c config.sh
    

Write the Image

  • Write the FreeBSD image to a micro SD card:
    dd if=/usr/local/src/crochet/work/FreeBSD-armv6-11.0-RPI2-290209.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m
    
  • Now insert the micro SD card into the Raspberry Pi 2, plug in power, and log in using the user created during the image creation; username is pi, password is pi.

Post Install

  • Since the Pi does not have an on board clock, ntp must be used to keep the time correct. Start and enable ntpd at boot:
    echo 'ntpd_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
    service ntpd start
    

Resources

History

#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Embedded
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • % Done changed from 10 to 50

#4 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

#5 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Also available in: Atom PDF