boot environments

  1. schrodinger

    ZFS Boot Environment Weirdness

    Just upgraded a system from 13.1 to 13.2. All straight forward: freebsd-update -r 13.2-RELEASE upgrade freebsd-update install shutdown -r now freebsd-update install pkg update pkg upgrade shutdown -r now The system booted as normal, prompting for the zfs encryption password. FreeBSD loader...
  2. Scribner

    Updating FreeBSD With ZFS Boot Environments (beadm)

    (Disclaimer: I'm a noob. Structure your replies accordingly.) I installed FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE last fall with the help of this forum. I haven't updated the computer since then, and have basically just ensured that, with my current install, the OS and KDE work and I am able to use Firefox...
  3. Alain De Vos

    Small and lean boot-environments

    Using "bectl" I create boot-environments. Now i want these boot-environments to be as "small/little" as possible. I can do this by moving directories in separate datasets. A few directories which come to my mind to remove them from the boot-environment are: /usr/local/www /usr/src /var/backups...
  4. J

    Boot environments utility

    I'm looking at both bectl and beadm. Having a hard time figuring out pros/cons between the two. Please share your personal experiences & opinions :p
  5. ziomario

    qemu Mounting from cd9660:/dev/iso9660/13_0_RELEASE_AARCH64_CD failed with error 19.

    Hello. I'm trying to emulate Freebsd for arm64 on my jetson nano (arm64) using qemu and kvm. This is the script that I'm using : tunctl -t tap0 ifconfig tap0 up brctl addif virbr0 tap0 /opt/qemu-5.2.0/build/aarch64-softmmu/./qemu-system-aarch64 -m 2048M -cpu cortex-a57 -M virt --enable-kvm \...
  6. grahamperrin

    pkg(8) --chroot with packages created by poudriere, and /var/log/messages

    The package data in /usr/local/poudriere/data/packages – how best to make this available? A symbolic link, maybe? root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p:~ # date ; uname -v Fri May 7 06:49:39 BST 2021 FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT #94 main-n246499-097e8701c9f: Thu May 6 07:26:23 BST 2021...
  7. mtu

    /boot directory deleted: How to recover with ZFS backups

    While testing the capabilities of beadm and boot environments on a spare machine, I deleted the /boot directory, and the system would no longer boot. With competent help from IRC, I was able to recover without booting a rescue system (except in case 3c) as defined below). I'm here to describe...
  8. decuser

    New FreeBSD safe updates using ZFS BE's video

    I posted a new video in my FreeBSD video playlist about using ZFS BE's for doing safe (and unsafe) updates and changes. The videos aren't studio productions, by a long shot, but they should be instructive... Having been a newb, I'm hoping to make the videos I put up be useful for relative...
  9. J

    Does Freebsd support direct UEFI booting?

    The Freebsd Handbook, section 12.2 on the boot process, contains a note that seems to state that Freebsd does not support direct UEFI booting. The concern is that on our two Freebsd machines, the BIOS are set for UEFI. The note reads: Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks in advance.
  10. grahamperrin

    Solved A new ZFS boot environment management library and tool

    A New ZFS Boot Environment Management Library & Tool For FreeBSD | Google Summer of Code kneitinger please, would you like to say a few words here? Or should we await the next FreeBSD status report? Thanks Related beadm in base 2017-07-25 in IRC:
  11. F

    Solved Upgrading to 11.1-RELEASE, kernel/userland mismatch?

    Morning all, I upgraded work host to 11.1-RELEASE this morning using the following commands: beadm create 11.1-RELEASE_2017-05-26 beadm mount 11.1-RELEASE_2017-05-26 /mnt freebsd-update upgrade -b /mnt -d /mnt/var/db/freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE freebsd-update install -b /mnt -d...
  12. grahamperrin

    ZFS safeguarding boot environments

    To safeguard a ZFS boot environment against unwanted removal, is it enough to place a hold on a snapshot? (Are ZFS BEs always snapshot-based?)
  13. P

    Solved can't load 'kernel' - FreeBSD 11.0 with encrypted ZFS (RAID-10) and boot environments

    Hi, I like to install FreeBSD 11.0 with encrypted ZFS root and boot environments using four disks (stripped and mirrored). After the first reboot I got the following error: BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02 Consoles: internal video/keyboard BIOS drives C: is disk0 BIOS drives D: is disk1...
  14. jrm@

    Upgrade a FreeBSD 10.3 Installation with ZFS on Root and Full Disk Encryption to 11.0

    Original document. Thanks to Allan Jude for steering me through this on IRC and Warren Block for his feedback. The new boot loader in 11.0 is able to boot encrypted ZFS pools directly. Yes, that means you can have full disk encryption (FDE) with ZFS on root and boot environments (BEs)...