[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox runs on Raspberry Pi 2

Sunil Mohan sunil at medhas.org
Wed Aug 26 20:46:41 UTC 2015

On 08/27/2015 12:03 AM, Sunil Mohan wrote:
> Hello,
> A friend tested the FreedomBox 0.5 Raspberry Pi image on Raspberry Pi 2
> and it boots and works normally.
> The kernel reports architecture armv7l and userland is Debian armel.
> Upon closer examination, it turns out that the new firmware update
> script is pulling kernel images for ARMV6 and ARMV7.  On RPi 2, the
> ARMV7 kernel is booted while on RPi the ARMV6 kernel is booted.
> If you had problems with FreedomBox 0.3 image not booting on your
> Raspberry Pi 2 or if you were not sure Raspberry Pi 2 was supported,
> then try the new image.  If you are, however, looking to buy a new
> device, prefer an Open Hardware device like BeagleBone Black instead.

I have also submitted patches for building a separate FreedomBox image
for Raspberry Pi 2 with Debian armhf userland.  I have tested it a bit
and it feel much faster on the overall compared to FreedomBox on
Raspberry Pi.


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