This project is a result of an urge to relearn FreeBSD, as it is quite some time since I still used it. Also, I had spear Raspberry Pi and decided that using a laptop as a router for three people is kind of overkill.
I will in this post used the first Raspberry Pi model B, the one with 256mb ram.
In this post, I have used FreeBSD 10.1
You can get the Raspberry Pi version from here
Creating the SD card
I mainly use OS X, so the few commands needed to create the SD card are specific. The dd command can probably be used the same way on Linux.
Unmount the SD card:
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX
Write the image to the SD card:
sudo dd bs=1m if=FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-arm-armv6-RPI-B.img of=/dev/diskX
In case of cached writes, force OS X to sync all writes to disk:
Eject the disk:
diskutil eject /dev/diskX
The first time the Pi boots up, it will not have anything set. Login will be root, with no password.
The date will also be very wrong, probably from when the image was created, so change that to:
Then download the ports collection so we can build packages:
portsnap fetch portsnap extract
This is going to take a long time, so you should probably set it up over night. This also goes for the things we are going to compile.