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Old 1st December 2018
shep shep is offline
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Follow up. The HP Stream boots an OpenBSD current usb installer, but the install kernel does not recognize the eMMC drive.
This issue raised it's head about a year ago.

FreeBSD 12 should:


These Chromebooks/eMMC are flooding the market so I expect, by sheer mass, we will eventually see OpenBSD support.

I was able to install Arch Linux.

My Stream came with the Realtek 8823BE card. RTL8723AE support was recently added to OpenBSD and, per Kevin Lo, 8823BE support is in the works.

Quick Addendum: Following some YouTube videos, I was able to pry the tight case apart and upgrade the single memory slot to DDR4-2400 8GB. It is recognized

top - 15:12:06 up 8 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.15, 0.25, 0.14
Tasks: 110 total,   1 running, 109 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
%Cpu(s):  3.1 us,  1.8 sy,  0.0 ni, 92.7 id,  1.0 wa,  1.2 hi,  0.2 si,  0.0 st
MiB Mem :   7556.2 total,   6784.4 free,    301.8 used,    470.0 buff/cache
MiB Swap:   8192.0 total,   8192.0 free,      0.0 used.   6948.7 avail Mem
Chromebooks/MS Cloud Books with eMMC storage are flooding the market. By report, FreeBSD 12 will work.
I'm optimistic that OpenBSD will support this in the future.

Last edited by shep; 1st December 2018 at 11:19 PM. Reason: Added 8GB DDR4-2400 support
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