Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using modules to extend FreeBSD 9-CURRENT on NS-K330

A few days ago I got a heavily stripped down FreeBSD 9-CURRENT kernel running from flash on my NS-K330. This post summarises my next experiment — building kernel modules to extend the NS-K330’s FreeBSD capabilities without exceeding the space allowed for the flash-resident kernel image.

USB 2.0 only on NS-K330 under FreeBSD 9-CURRENT

While trying to get USB support for USB serial devices working on my NS-K330 running FreeBSD 9-CURRENT, I discovered that the current patched kernel only reliably supports USB 2.0 devices.

Booting FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT from NS-K330’s Flash

A few days ago I got FreeBSD 9-CURRENT running on my NS-K330. This post summarises my next experiment — getting FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT to boot from the NS-K330’s flash.

Booting FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT from NS-K330’s RAM

Almost a month ago I obtained an NS-K330 “NAS”  — a tiny embedded computer with one 10/100Mbps LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports, intended for home use as a ultra-cheap Network Attached Storage unit. This post summarises my initial experiments with installing and booting FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT (as of early 2011) via uBoot boot loader […]