Topic: LibertyBSD 5.9

I'm waiting for the next release (5.9). JadedCtrl on the Trisquel forum gave some insight into the release date that should be just around the corner.

https://trisquel.info/en/forum/anyone-u … ment-98213

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Re: LibertyBSD 5.9

I'm very excited, my understanding is that it will be compatible with libreboot like openbsd 5.9 which means I can install it on my main machine smile

Re: LibertyBSD 5.9

As grub2 can normally boot the BSD kernel what is the current problem with running LibertyBSD via Libreboot?

4 (edited by loldier 2016-07-16 11:33:08)

Re: LibertyBSD 5.9

LibertyBSD 5.9 is out.

http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.9/

LibertyBSD now has an i386 port as well, and packages are now hosted on their own server.

So, a PKG_PATH environment variable would be something like this:

export PKG_PATH=http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.9/packages/$(uname -m)

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Re: LibertyBSD 5.9

tomlukeywood wrote:

As grub2 can normally boot the BSD kernel what is the current problem with running LibertyBSD via Libreboot?

I think the issue was with it not supporting frame buffer before 5.9, I could be wrong though.

loldier wrote:

LibertyBSD 5.9 is out.

http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.9/

LibertyBSD now has an i386 port as well, and packages are now hosted on their own server.

So, a PKG_PATH environment variable would be something like this:

export PKG_PATH=http://libertybsd.net/pub/LibertyBSD/5.9/packages/$(uname -m)

That's great news! I'll install it on my machine as soon as I get back from vacation!

6 (edited by jadedctrl 2016-07-19 22:02:30)

Re: LibertyBSD 5.9

bt wrote:
tomlukeywood wrote:

As grub2 can normally boot the BSD kernel what is the current problem with running LibertyBSD via Libreboot?

I think the issue was with it not supporting frame buffer before 5.9, I could be wrong though.

Yea, with new support for EFI boot came framebuffer support out-of-the-box.
EDIT: Now that I look into the process, there's a tad bit of work that needs to be done on your part-- the installation kernel (bsd.rd) doesn't support framebuffer. Look into the process on the Libreboot mailing-list. It sounds like an installation image with bsd.rd+framebuffer would be a good idea for 6.0, so this extra work wouldn't be necessary.