Bug 233285 - Raspberry Pi 3B+ boot
Summary: Raspberry Pi 3B+ boot
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: arm (show other bugs)
Version: 12.0-STABLE
Hardware: arm64 Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-arm (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-11-18 02:50 UTC by Chris Twohig
Modified: 2019-06-15 10:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Chris Twohig 2018-11-18 02:50:06 UTC
I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with the FreeBSD-12.0-RC1-arm64-aarch64-RPI3.img image.  when i try to boot it just goes into the U-Boot command prompt but will not take any of the commands listed when you press tab.
Comment 1 Rodney W. Grimes freebsd_committer 2018-11-18 15:40:57 UTC
I have tested this image (FreeBSD-12.0-RC1-arm64-aarch64-RPI3.img on a Rasberry Pi 3B (not a +(plus)) and it works correctly, including installing pkg versions of xorg.

It appears that this problem may be RPI 3B+ specific.

Are you using a serial console, or relying on the hdmi/graphics console and a USB keyboard.? If you can and have not please try a serial console connection and see if there are any additional information there.
Comment 2 Chris Twohig 2018-11-21 23:14:40 UTC
(In reply to Rodney W. Grimes from comment #1)
I did try  the serial console and get the same result, just the u-boot command prompt
Comment 3 Chris Twohig 2018-11-21 23:53:13 UTC
It appears there is a different firmware available for the 3B+, i'm not sure if that matters but thought it might since the 3B firmware is in the boot partition

Comment 4 Rodney W. Grimes freebsd_committer 2018-11-22 01:13:20 UTC
(In reply to Chris Twohig from comment #2)
I have had an independent confirmation that our boot image works with either serial console or a graphcis console and keyboard on A RPI3B+.

How are you making the SD card image your trying to boot?
Comment 5 Chris Twohig 2018-11-27 20:57:15 UTC
I extracted the image using 7-zip on windows and wrote it to the SD card with win32diskimager.  after i see a fat boot partition and a second which i'm guessing is the / partition
Comment 6 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2019-06-15 10:03:16 UTC
I tested image <FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-arm64-aarch64-RPI3.img.xz> on Raspberry Pi 3B+ with success just now.