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Running FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE on the Acer C720 Chromebook

This describes how to apply the patches backported from CURRENT on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE.

Apply patches and build memstick image

Use the following commands to create memstick.img:

chflags -R noschg /usr/src
rm -rf /usr/src
svnlite co https://svn.freebsd.org/base/releng/10.2 /usr/src
cd /usr/src
fetch -o - https://blog.grem.de/releng102c720.patch | patch -p0
make buildworld
make buildkernel
cd /usr/src/release
make -DNOPKG -DNOPORTS memstick

Use dd to write the resulting disk image /usr/src/release/memstick.img to a USB memory stick.

Using this installation medium, follow the instructions for FreeBSD-CURRENT to install and configure the OS.