OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p?
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Nah, $5 USB wifi dongle, I've got several of them around.  But the drivers in the install images probably won't handle them either.  Most are Realtek, one is Ralink.  But USB is an issue here too.

That's a bunch of hocus-pocus to get it running.  But I once had a laptop with OpenBSD, Linux and Windows, Theo thought that was a bit much.

What's interesting in a greedy way is that I have 3 RPI 3Bs, an Odroid N2, a Rock64, and now the Pinebook Pro.  They all should be able to run this with different fiddling.  Sometimes I get tired of Linux and miss the simplicity of OpenBSD.  Linux can compile and run more stuff with less fiddling, usually runs faster, but it has all these hacks built onto it.

Quote:What this all means for installing OpenBSD is that you just need to make sure both the install disk and the final system both have /usr/local/share/u-boot/pinebook/u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin installed at sector 16.

I don't have a running OpenBSD machine at the moment.  I can probably swap hard drives in a laptop and boot an ancient version, but it will be amd64 or i386.  It's maybe most practical to set up one of the Pis first.  I have nothing that uses a disk, only SD cards.  Why I need 2 machines to work on one SD card I'm still trying to figure out.  I have 4 USB SD card readers.  BTW I figured out that when the spring contacts in the readers get flattened out so they don't work right, then you use the adapter to the bigger size SD, those contacts you can reach to re-tension when you need to.  But that's why I have 4 readers.

So you dd miniroot  and then dd the uboot into it with an offset, I was thinking mounting the miniroot rw and copying the files into it.  And when this boots it boots into the installer?  So I want to put the bulk of the install files (the tgzs) into a msdos or ext2 partition on the SD which I can get rid of later?  The miniroot and uboot are just to get the real installer running?  Certain files under DOS/Windows have to be the right sector offset on the disk (partition actually), that's why there's format /s and the sys command.  Can the installer deal with USB and an SD card in a reader?  Probably not.
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OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by binholz - 01-17-2019, 10:10 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by heywire - 01-17-2019, 02:57 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by cambridgei - 05-24-2019, 07:45 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ninefathom - 05-30-2019, 06:01 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by michaelj - 10-07-2019, 03:00 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by elewarr - 10-20-2019, 01:05 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by joancatala - 10-21-2019, 11:55 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by elewarr - 11-04-2019, 06:17 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 12-20-2019, 06:19 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 12-20-2019, 07:51 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-18-2020, 11:45 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-18-2020, 02:20 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-18-2020, 05:53 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-18-2020, 09:18 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-18-2020, 09:00 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-18-2020, 09:47 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-18-2020, 10:01 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-19-2020, 12:18 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-19-2020, 01:34 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-19-2020, 09:50 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-20-2020, 10:02 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-22-2020, 05:54 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 02-22-2020, 08:06 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 02-22-2020, 09:25 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 03-15-2020, 05:16 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by rogerroger - 03-16-2020, 12:59 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 03-16-2020, 11:54 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 03-16-2020, 10:01 PM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 03-17-2020, 07:59 AM
RE: OpenBSD on Pinebook 1080p? - by ab1jx - 03-18-2020, 06:42 AM

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