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The third BETA build of the 12.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available.
Installation images are available for:
o 12.2-BETA3 amd64 GENERIC
o 12.2-BETA3 i386 GENERIC
o 12.2-BETA3 powerpc GENERIC
o 12.2-BETA3 powerpc64 GENERIC64
o 12.2-BETA3 powerpcspe MPC85XXSPE
o 12.2-BETA3 armv6 RPI-B
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 BANANAPI
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 BEAGLEBONE
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 CUBIEBOARD
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 CUBIEBOARD2
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 CUBOX-HUMMINGBOARD
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 RPI2
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 WANDBOARD
o 12.2-BETA3 armv7 GENERICSD
o 12.2-BETA3 aarch64 GENERIC
o 12.2-BETA3 aarch64 RPI3
o 12.2-BETA3 aarch64 PINE64
o 12.2-BETA3 aarch64 PINE64-LTS
Note regarding arm SD card images: For convenience for those without
console access to the system, a freebsd user with a password of
freebsd is available by default for ssh(1) access. Additionally,
the root user password is set to root. It is strongly recommended
to change the password for both users after gaining access to the
Installer images and memory stick images are available here:
The image checksums follow at the end of this e-mail.
If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.
If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the "releng/12.2" branch.
A summary of changes since 12.2-BETA2 includes:
o An installation issue with certctl(8) had been fixed.
o Read/write kstats for ZFS datasets had been added from OpenZFS.
o The default vm.max_user_wired value had been increased.
o The kern.geom.part.check_integrity sysctl(8) had been extended to work
on GPT partitions.
o The cxgbe(4) firmware had been updated to version 188.8.131.52.
o Fixes for em(4) and igb(4) have been addressed.
o A fix for a potential NFS server crash had been addressed.
o A lock order reversal between NFS server and server-side krpc had been
A list of changes since 12.1-RELEASE is available in the releng/12.2
Please note, the release notes page is not yet complete, and will be
updated on an ongoing basis as the 12.2-RELEASE cycle progresses.
=== Virtual Machine Disk Images ===
VM disk images are available for the amd64, i386, and aarch64
architectures. Disk images may be downloaded from the following URL
(or any of the FreeBSD download mirrors):
The partition layout is:
~ 16 kB - freebsd-boot GPT partition type (bootfs GPT label)
~ 1 GB - freebsd-swap GPT partition type (swapfs GPT label)
~ 20 GB - freebsd-ufs GPT partition type (rootfs GPT label)
The disk images are available in QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, and raw disk image
formats. The image download size is approximately 135 MB and 165 MB
respectively (amd64/i386), decompressing to a 21 GB sparse image.
Note regarding arm64/aarch64 virtual machine images: a modified QEMU EFI
loader file is needed for qemu-system-aarch64 to be able to boot the
virtual machine images. See this page for more information:
To boot the VM image, run:
% qemu-system-aarch64 -m 4096M -cpu cortex-a57 -M virt \
-bios QEMU_EFI.fd -serial telnet::,server -nographic \
-drive if=none,file=VMDISK,id=hd0 \
-device virtio-blk-device,drive=hd0 \
-device virtio-net-device,netdev=net0 \
Be sure to replace "VMDISK" with the path to the virtual machine image.
=== Amazon EC2 AMI Images ===
FreeBSD/amd64 EC2 AMIs are available in the following regions:
af-south-1 region: ami-085b7b5b76d8f88e1
eu-north-1 region: ami-0d2aaf811cd455b5d
ap-south-1 region: ami-0c85211fa78c701f5
eu-west-3 region: ami-08c4c388a19042fb3
eu-west-2 region: ami-030841f586c12d392
eu-south-1 region: ami-035fcb9515104859e
eu-west-1 region: ami-0d5e826250c10cd3a
ap-northeast-2 region: ami-01adc51da511ea8fc
me-south-1 region: ami-04b2ddbedee42d57a
ap-northeast-1 region: ami-0e5b3fc6777cd037d
sa-east-1 region: ami-08be6405809912e60
ca-central-1 region: ami-0c954a7d72d7b483c
ap-east-1 region: ami-04377808aeca208a7
ap-southeast-1 region: ami-02e1e04501c308c0b
ap-southeast-2 region: ami-0e9ae229b9ca55677
eu-central-1 region: ami-002e88141d3b00ee2
us-east-1 region: ami-0c678fade90df8f04
us-east-2 region: ami-0967c088cbf208659
us-west-1 region: ami-0dafae7edc2b2f376
us-west-2 region: ami-07e4d062d094f5364
FreeBSD/aarch64 EC2 AMIs are available in the following regions:
af-south-1 region: ami-07c05f6349125a1c7
eu-north-1 region: ami-041e507b80cb59335
ap-south-1 region: ami-064907659b94c4823
eu-west-3 region: ami-000c4a31405be8e94
eu-west-2 region: ami-0debbacd03a24e562
eu-south-1 region: ami-0c358e05477cd8b6b
eu-west-1 region: ami-0fc48c1fef0e255f0