OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p?
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Has anyone tried OpenBSD on the Pinebook 1080p?  It looks like they support other PINE64 models, but no image is available, just some installation files on their mirror.
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(01-17-2019, 10:10 AM)binholz Wrote: Has anyone tried OpenBSD on the Pinebook 1080p?  It looks like they support other PINE64 models, but no image is available, just some installation files on their mirror.

Check out @astr0baby on twitter, they seem to be doing a lot of work with BSDs on the 11" 1080P Pinebook.
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(01-17-2019, 10:10 AM)binholz Wrote: Has anyone tried OpenBSD on the Pinebook 1080p?  It looks like they support other PINE64 models, but no image is available, just some installation files on their mirror.

Hi,
I tried it , was able to install it via serial after fiddling around a while (for instance to find out that I need following call for cu ( cu -l /dev/ttyU0 -s 115200 -d ) if one misses the -d nothing seems to show up ... Next problem was that no network device is enabled after booting openbsd install image.... had to resize the physical size of the image and to add the required pakages... after I managed that I was able to install and reboot. Thats it Undecided
But in the end I did not get it booting. Did not find out up to now how to enable the installed bsd to boot from internal.
Anybody here who found out how to?
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(05-24-2019, 07:45 AM)cambridgei Wrote:
(01-17-2019, 10:10 AM)binholz Wrote: Has anyone tried OpenBSD on the Pinebook 1080p?  It looks like they support other PINE64 models, but no image is available, just some installation files on their mirror.

Hi,
I tried it , was able to install it via serial after fiddling around a while (for instance to find out that I need following call for cu ( cu -l /dev/ttyU0 -s 115200 -d ) if one misses the -d nothing seems to show up ... Next problem was that no network device is enabled after booting openbsd install image.... had to resize the physical size of the image and to add the required pakages... after I managed that I was able to install and reboot. Thats it Undecided
But in the end I did not get it booting. Did not find out up to now how to enable the installed bsd to boot from internal.
Anybody here who found out how to?

+1 for this.  Getting this working is rather high on my agenda once the Pro is out.  Can't be any worse than shoehorning OpenBSD netboot via MOP on a MicroVAX...
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#5
The new OpenBSD image on the software page works well. I have a Digitus wireless adapter which works well. All I had to do was download and transfer urtwn and extract it to /etc/firmware. Pity it doesn't auto resize on reboot, it will probably take some tweaking to extend /home.
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(10-07-2019, 03:00 PM)michaelj Wrote: The new OpenBSD image on the software page works well. I have a Digitus wireless adapter which works well. All I had to do was download and transfer urtwn and extract it to /etc/firmware. Pity it doesn't auto resize on reboot, it will probably take some tweaking to extend /home.

Thank you for testing the image!
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#7
Hi all,
does somebody have a manual "step by step" how to install OpenBSD on the Pinebook 1080p?

I read above about using the console "cu -l /dev/ttyU0 -s 115200 -d" but, where exactly? I opened the white laptop but where are the pins to connect the TTL-USB cable on?

Just a photo could help me :-)

thanks in advance.
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#8
You don't need to use serial port:
1. get miniroot.fs: https://cdn.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/arm64/
2. write image to SD card: dd if=miniroot66.fs of=/dev/rsdXc bs=1m
3. write SPL: dd if=/usr/local/share/u-boot/pinebook/u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdXc bs=1024 seek=8
(you have to install aarch64 flavor of u-boot port)
4. when boot prompt is shown, type:
boot> set tty fb0
(this will get you working display - you will have to enter it at each boot as long as it's not in boot.conf)
5. proceed with standard installation

Or if you'd like to evaluate OpenBSD just try this image: https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/1080P_...se#OpenBSD
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