FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

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axm
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FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by axm » 27 Aug 2018, 16:01

My little toy that still just runs. Makes me wonder if excito would have had more success with worse hardware ...

This summer I planned to reinstall a clean Debian on it only to discover Debian abandoned the powerpc architecture after jessie. So I have been looking around for operating systems which will still support this for some time. I decided to give FreeBSD a try, but have been hitting walls trying to find out if it will boot at all (it's complicated, I have been buggering the FreeBSD forum, see https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/moun ... -pc.67323/ for the current state).

Has anybody had any success running other operating systems, *BSD or other?

(There is an old thread which is basically the same thing, but I decided against reviving it: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2401&hilit=bsd&sid= ... 3e53aa7ddd )

Gordon
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by Gordon » 28 Aug 2018, 08:34

I assume you did not look inside the development forum?

axm
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by axm » 28 Aug 2018, 10:15

I _thought_ I did. But when I do now I think I was mistaken, seems there are at least Gentoo users out there I was not aware of. Thanks.

beatgr
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by beatgr » 04 Sep 2018, 10:52

Gentoo Linux discussion page.

Ethernet plus WiFi Bridge Router and Firewall (April 22, 2018)
Set up your Gentoo Linux box as a 802.11 (WiFi) bridge router, with firewall.

If you have a WiFi (802.11) adaptor and two Ethernet adaptors fitted to your Gentoo box, you can configure it as a bridging router and firewall.
“... these instructions were originally prepared for the Excito B3, an ARM-based mini-server.”
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Ethernet_p ... d_Firewall

axm
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by axm » 04 Sep 2018, 14:18

Don't get the specific relevance for bubba 2. I was looking more at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5958

beatgr
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by beatgr » 04 Sep 2018, 14:57

I would send a note to Sakaki, so this can be addressed in custom B2 profile.
Development Section of Excito Forums
http://www.forum.excito.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&start=15

“At some point in the future I hope to roll out a custom profile for the B2 (as I have for the B3 and RPi3) so that distributing these kinds of mask (and USE-flag) changes can be automated.” -sakaki

**I retired my B2 in 2016, before these recent developments.
Currently using Excito B3 — acquired from “netdiskountsdeals” on eBay (nice price) with a WD Red 3TB.
Using the Sakaki & Gordon’s Gentoo image for B3.**
http://www.forum.excito.com/viewtopic.p ... 599#p28599

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sakaki
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by sakaki » 05 Sep 2018, 07:35

Hi -

I've just released version 1.5.0 of the Gentoo live USB for the B2 - please see my post here.

This bootable image has a custom (17.0-based) profile, uses a 4.9.72 LTS kernel, and has weekly-autobuild binhost backing for the installed packages (which are up-to-date against the Gentoo tree on 3 September 2018, as shipped).

Nice to see there are still some B2 users out there ^-^

hth,

sakaki

axm
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Re: FreeBSD or any other still supported os on Bubba 2?

Post by axm » 05 Sep 2018, 14:23

Thanks, can't wait to test it, sadly I have some other things to do first...

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