OpenBSD 4.0 on a Igel Thin Client

I am afraid to obtained an Igel Thin Client. It is a beautiful Thin Client with followed hardware:

* VIA Eden 533 MHz CPU
* 256 MB SD-DDRRAM 333Mhz 2.5 CL
* 1 x Smartcard Reader
* 1 x AC97 com. Audio Chipset
* 3 x USB 2.0
* 1 x 10/100 Base T Fast Ethernet
* 1 x PS/2 Mouse
* 1 x PS/2 Tastertur
* 1 x Monitor ( VESA – 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200 )
* 1 x Parallel – Port
* 2 x Serielle Ports

I have buy a 1 GB Compact Flash Card to setup the OS. As Operation System I used the new OpenBSD 4.0. I have created two images from my CF Card, one with X and one without. You can download it at the buttom of the page.

DMESG output:

OpenBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #1107: Sat Sep 16 19:15:58 MDT 2006
cpu0: VIA Samuel 2 (“CentaurHauls” 686-class) 534 MHz
real mem = 251162624 (245276K)
avail mem = 221368320 (216180K)
using 3091 buffers containing 12660736 bytes (12364K) of memory
mainbus0 (root)
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(2b) BIOS, date 10/13/05, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfb3a0, SMBIOS rev. 2.2 @ 0xf0800 (37 entries)
bios0: VIA Technologies, Inc. CLE266-8235
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown
apm0: flags 70102 dobusy 1 doidle 1
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.1 @ 0xf0000/0xdf94
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing Table rev 1.0 @ 0xfdf00/128 (6 entries)
pcibios0: PCI Exclusive IRQs: 5 11 12 15
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:17:0 (“VIA VT82C596A ISA” rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #1 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xf000 0xd0000/0x8000!
cpu0 at mainbus0
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (no bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 “VIA VT8623 PCI” rev 0x00
ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 “VIA VT8633 AGP” rev 0x00
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
vga1 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 “VIA CLE266” rev 0x03: aperture at 0xe8000000, size 0x10000000
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80×25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80×25, vt100 emulation)
uhci0 at pci0 dev 16 function 0 “VIA VT83C572 USB” rev 0x80: irq 15
usb0 at uhci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0 at usb0
uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1 at pci0 dev 16 function 1 “VIA VT83C572 USB” rev 0x80: irq 5
usb1 at uhci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1
uhub1: VIA UHCI root hub, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2 at pci0 dev 16 function 2 “VIA VT83C572 USB” rev 0x80: irq 11
usb2 at uhci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2 at usb2
uhub2: VIA UHCI root hub, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0 at pci0 dev 16 function 3 “VIA VT6202 USB” rev 0x82: irq 12
usb3 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub3 at usb3
uhub3: VIA EHCI root hub, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
viapm0 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 “VIA VT8235 ISA” rev 0x00
iic0 at viapm0
pciide0 at pci0 dev 17 function 1 “VIA VT82C571 IDE” rev 0x06: ATA133, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0:
wd0: 1-sector PIO, LBA, 976MB, 2000880 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4
pciide0: channel 1 ignored (disabled)
auvia0 at pci0 dev 17 function 5 “VIA VT8233 AC97” rev 0x50: irq 11
ac97: codec id 0x56494161 (VIA Technologies VT1612A)
ac97: codec features headphone, 18 bit DAC, 18 bit ADC, KS Waves 3D
audio0 at auvia0
vr0 at pci0 dev 18 function 0 “VIA RhineII-2” rev 0x74: irq 15, address 00:e0:c5:4d:1b:1e
ukphy0 at vr0 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 10: OUI 0x004063, model 0x0032
isa0 at mainbus0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: spkr0 at pcppi0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378/4 irq 7
lm0 at isa0 port 0x290/8: W83697HF
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: using exception 16
pccom0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
pccom1 at isa0 port 0x2f8/8 irq 3: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
biomask ff65 netmask ff65 ttymask ffe7
pctr: user-level cycle counter enabled
ugen0 at uhub1 port 1
ugen0: OMNIKEY AG Smart Card Reader USB, rev 2.00/3.02, addr 2
dkcsum: wd0 matches BIOS drive 0x80
root on wd0a
rootdev=0x0 rrootdev=0x300 rawdev=0x302


OpenBSD 4.0 Image for 1GB CF Card without X: obsd-4.0-1024-image-console.tar.bz2 (224M)
OpenBSD 4.0 Image for 1GB CF Card with X: obsd-4.0-1024-image-x.tar.bz2 (338M)

MD5 (obsd-4.0-1024-image-console.tar.bz2) = 124ee10143c5678cd8283d1fb776ac7a
MD5 (obsd-4.0-1024-image-x.tar.bz2) = 48bddaeec7c92cb93d1bc85dd562d9f5

MD5 (image-1024-cf-console.img) = 45e2a089d4f4243c67a33885590ea27c
MD5 (image-1024-cf-x.img) = ce12b770901597deb88358f1dc3e9948


You need a 1GB CF Card and a Card Reader for a Linux/Uni* system. You must extract the archive and copy it to the CF Card. Here an example:

tar -xvjf obsd-4.0-1024-image-console.tar.bz2
dd if=image-1024-cf-console.img of=/dev/CHANGETHIS

CHANGETHIS must be your CF ROOT DEVICE. Now you can boot your NEW Thin Client… grrr NEW littletux

Your ROOT password is: LittleTux


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