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Old 9th March 2012
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Hello All:

Will we be able run OpenBSD on the Raspberry Pi? I have one on order and I saw there is a "armish" version of 5.0.

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Will we be able run OpenBSD on the Raspberry Pi
It is always best to search through archives of the official misc@ mailing list when wondering about hardware compatibility. In particular, the Raspberry Pi came up in conversation about a month ago:

http://marc.info/?t=132788002500001&r=1&w=2

In short, the answer to whether OpenBSD will run on the Raspberry Pi is most likely "no".
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Thanks for the response.
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Sucks, raspberry PI looks cool. I actually have one on order. But is to be expected with some of the unopeness about the boot loader. If they become popular enough in time it might happen but till then I guess Ill just use the older versions of ubuntu on it.

@dbach; what do you plan on doing with yours? I'm not sure what Ill use mine for. At this point it may be a network storage attached to a large usb storage device.
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You can run modern versions Fedora, Debian, Arch (with work to port Android ongoing) on the Pi. Why would you cripple it with ancient versions of Ubuntu?
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@Freddie - true... I just have very limited exp. w/ Fedora and Debian so I guess why not.

When it gets here and I figure out what to do with it first.
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Interesting device. I'd trade in some of the graphics horsepower for more cpu and ram if it were possible though.
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Then you want a BeagleBoard or a PandaBoard. Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 CPUs at 1 GHz, respectively. And the latest versions include dual-core CPUs. Price is quite a bit more ($100 - $150 US) than an RPi ($25 US). But you also get a much more advanced CPU (ARM11 in the RPi vs ARMv7 in the others).
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Ah-ha, but I want it for $25

Thanks. Actually I wouldn't have bought one, it was more a round-about way of saying it looked a bit heavy on the graphics capacity ... but that would depend on what it was going to be used for I guess.
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Hi, currently I use my RPi with FreeBSD, though I have tried the debian and arch arm offerings, too. Works really well as the hub for some of my network storage devices. Though I do run it headless and control it through OpenSSH, it is very nice when run attached to a HDMI monitor -- I bought a sweet little 7" hdmi monitor through Adafruit which is great except for one small hassle: its resolution is so sharp that fonts can be rendered way too small for my not-too-old eyes to decifer them wonderful for tv or video, though....especially at the price.
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