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Date:      Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:49:37 +0100
From:      "John W. Kitz" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Creating FreeBSD/arm bootable SD card for Cubieboards from FreeBSD 11.0 image files for Wintel only users.
Message-ID:  <000001d23df7$d9eed490$8dcc7db0$>

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With the availability of FreeBSD 11.0 image files intended for the most
popular ARM architectures in mind I'd appreciate it if someone on this list
would provide a brief explanation (or link to one) for those that only have
a Wintel PC at their disposal and would like to use FreeBSD on one of the
ARM architectures; in particular both currently supported Cubieboards.

I'm specifically interested in a brief explanation how to achieve what is
explained here under the
heading "The Allwinner boot process" and how to achieve the following:

"To write the FreeBSD/arm image to an SD card, use the dd(1) utility,
replacing KERNEL with the appropriate kernel configuration name for the

    	  # dd if=FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-arm-armv6-KERNEL.img \
    	    of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct."

as explained here
without having an already working system running FreeBSD or another UNIX
variant at one's disposal.

Thanks in advance and regards, Jk.

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