FreeBSD 13.0 CURRENT AArch64 Bare Metal Install ThunderX 32-core CPU
Recent Google search results for FreeBSD AArch64 are rather rare so I thought I'd try the latest ISO bare metal on a 32-core ThunderX motherboard to see the current status. Before 13.0 came out, the available ISOs didn't install so I was surprised to see 13.0 install so easily. There are some posts out there saying it was broken with no fix in sight. The steps to install FreeBSD are the same as what I'm used to with Ubuntu. Find the ISO, download, dd to USB stick, install USB in ThunderX USB port, hit F10 for UEFI boot menu, select USB 'UEFI OS' in the menu and off it goes. My next step will be to see if gnome3 desktop works and if it will install on ESXi-ARM.