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Re: noob question ....

On 02/04/15 02:41, Nick Hudson wrote:
On 02/04/15 03:44, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:

.... I am so new to NetBSD that I am not (yet) using it. I plan to buy a Raspberry Pi B+ & a Pi-2 model B specifically to try out NetBSD.

rpi2 isn't supported yet, but I got one yesterday, so it shouldn't be long.

I (think I) would like to run 6.1.5 for presumed stability and fit-&-finish. I poked around in http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.1.5/evbarm/binary/sets/ & noticed an RPI kernel. However, in http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.1.5/evbarm/binary/gzimg/ I see no pre-built image, which would definitely ease installation. I do notice images in Daily & NetBSD7. How much trouble would it be to supply prebuilt images for 6.1.5-RPi ? For that matter, how about ARM v6 & v7 (again like Daily & NetBSD7) :-) ? TIA for any info.

You really need NetBSD 7 or -current for rpi.


Should help.

Let us know if you think it needs improving.


Thanks, I already had that link, that's what prompted me to ask about/for a 6.1.5 gzimg, since it makes the install so much simpler. I think it would make the suite of codes for the ARM architecture more complete & symmetrical to have the 6.1.5 in addition to the daily & netbsd7, but that's just i dude's opinion.

I thought the RPi2 was/is an ARMv7 CPU, no ? If so, things might be farther along.

The above link mentions a './build.sh' apparently to build a gzimg, where is that file ? TIA & thanks for your reply.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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