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FreeBSD/arm/BeagleBoneBlack

These notes pertain to booting FreeBSD on the BeagleBone Black without an eMMC chip (a.k.a. ANTMINER stripped down version)

From FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-arm-armv6-BEAGLEBONE.img

No output...

From ~dmarion/beaglebone/creating_bootable_sd_card

Copy MLO & u-boot.img only:

U-Boot SPL 2011.09-00002-gd0e52e5-dirty (Apr 16 2012 - 20:16:49)
Texas Instruments Revision detection unimplemented
Could not probe the EEPROM; something fundamentally wrong on the I2C bus.
read_eeprom() failure

From BeagleBoard.org Latest Firmware Images

Older Angstrom images: BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black via microSD card: Copy MLO & u-boot.img:

U-Boot SPL 2013.04-dirty (Jun 19 2013 - 09:57:14)
Could not probe the EEPROM; something fundamentally wrong on the I2C bus.
Could not get board ID.
Unknown board, assuming Beaglebone LT/Black.musb-hdrc: ConfigData=0xde (UTMI-8, dyn FIFOs, HB-ISO Rx, HB-ISO Tx, SoftConn)
musb-hdrc: MHDRC RTL version 2.0 
musb-hdrc: setup fifo_mode 4
musb-hdrc: 28/31 max ep, 16384/16384 memory
USB Peripheral mode controller at 47401000 using PIO, IRQ 0
musb-hdrc: ConfigData=0xde (UTMI-8, dyn FIFOs, HB-ISO Rx, HB-ISO Tx, SoftConn)
musb-hdrc: MHDRC RTL version 2.0 
musb-hdrc: setup fifo_mode 4
musb-hdrc: 28/31 max ep, 16384/16384 memory
USB Host mode controller at 47401800 using PIO, IRQ 0
OMAP SD/MMC: 0
reading u-boot.img
reading u-boot.img


U-Boot 2013.04-dirty (Jun 19 2013 - 09:57:14)

I2C:   ready
DRAM:  512 MiB
WARNING: Caches not enabled
Could not probe the EEPROM; something fundamentally wrong on the I2C bus.
Could not get board ID.
NAND:  No NAND device found!!!
0 MiB
MMC:   OMAP SD/MMC: 0, OMAP SD/MMC: 1
*** Warning - readenv() failed, using default environment

musb-hdrc: ConfigData=0xde (UTMI-8, dyn FIFOs, HB-ISO Rx, HB-ISO Tx, SoftConn)
musb-hdrc: MHDRC RTL version 2.0 
musb-hdrc: setup fifo_mode 4
musb-hdrc: 28/31 max ep, 16384/16384 memory
USB Peripheral mode controller at 47401000 using PIO, IRQ 0
musb-hdrc: ConfigData=0xde (UTMI-8, dyn FIFOs, HB-ISO Rx, HB-ISO Tx, SoftConn)
musb-hdrc: MHDRC RTL version 2.0 
musb-hdrc: setup fifo_mode 4
musb-hdrc: 28/31 max ep, 16384/16384 memory
USB Host mode controller at 47401800 using PIO, IRQ 0
Net:   <ethaddr> not set. Validating first E-fuse MAC
cpsw, usb_ether
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0 
gpio: pin 53 (gpio 53) value is 1
mmc0 is current device
micro SD card found
mmc0 is current device
gpio: pin 54 (gpio 54) value is 1
SD/MMC found on device 0
reading uEnv.txt
** Unable to read file uEnv.txt **
gpio: pin 55 (gpio 55) value is 1
Failed to mount ext2 filesystem...
** Unrecognized filesystem type **
U-Boot# 
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