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  1. J

    ZFS cannot import pool after booting 13.2 after upgrading to 14.0

    First, a quick warning to beadm users: If you have upgraded to 14.0 and you boot from ZFS and you ran zpool upgrade on your root ZFS pool and you beadm activate a pre-14.0 snapshot then you may be in for some pain :'‑( How did I get here: My FreeBSD system uses UEFI, I boot from ZFS and I...
  2. C

    Solved Best practices for adding mirror VDEV to zfs on root

    Hi, I'm deploying my first FreeBSD server and I've run into a gray area. I installed using the automatic partitioning of the installer. zpool status shows: pool: zroot state: ONLINE config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM zroot ONLINE 0 0 0...
  3. U

    FreeBSD not boot on RPI4(Rapsberry PI 4) 8GB

    Hi! i just start my journi in the FreeBSD world and i want to make some servers on my Raspberry pi, the problem is that the boot is stuck at the mighty Rainbow screen i try some fix on the net one of them was to replace some file start4.elf, fixup4.dat and u-boot.bin but it uas for an other...
  4. LibreQuest

    Solved Adding an OpenBSD feature to my boot loader

    I would like input on how I could add a live disk to my boot loader, similar to OpenBSD ramdisk. Other than leaving a live disk on USB in a USB port, would there be an easy way to do this? I find the feature to present some interesting options for disk management. EDIT: I wanted to add a...
  5. Nugman

    ZFS Mirrored zroot doesn't boot from second disk

    Hi all, when adding a second disk to my zroot boot pool, I basically followed this guide: https://dan.langille.org/2019/10/15/creating-a-mirror-from-your-zroot/ My source device is ada1 and the new one is ada0, so I had to swap the device names in the commands and it seemed to work fine. The...
  6. hishnik

    Other Is it possible to store GELI keys and passphrase on separate disk, while booting?

    Hello. I'm using GELI on my laptop for whole disk encryption. Boot partition is located on separate thumb-drive. My loader.conf contains such strings for decryption: The questions are: 1. Is it possible to move this keys to another thumb drive in such a way that loader could find them while...
  7. Yaroslav Mineyev

    Change FreeBSD Loader's loaddev variable

    Hello, I'm searching the way to change loaddev variable of FreeBSD's /boot/loader. There is nothing useful either in FreeBSD's man, or in Google. By default it should be the same as currdev, but I have currdev=disk0s2:, but loaddev=disk0p2:. How to change it to load loader.conf and other...
  8. hishnik

    Dual console configuration, both primary?

    Hello. I can't figure out how-to configure consoles to be equal. If I write this (to /boot/loader.conf): # Serial console boot boot_multicons="YES" boot_serial="YES" comconsole_speed="115200" console="comconsole,vidconsole" , then I got this (in dmesg): Dual Console: Serial Primary, Video...
  9. spmzt

    Boot Process with GELI+ZFSonRoot on UEFI

    Hi, I want to learn about how exactly boot process of FreeBSD 13.1 with GELI + ZFS on Root on UEFI works. I read about loader, UEFI, geli and, still I can not understand it. Also I have some more specific questions too: I have two partitions. EFI and ZFS. The whole root filesystem is in ZFS...
  10. JBritannia

    Solved Problem with recovering BSD install after messing with Windows install and MBR

    Hello people. I have a legacy dual boot BSD+Windows setup. Recently I did some Windows-y stuff and messed with the boot loader. Anyhow; In an attempt to recover my FreeBSD install I wrote a bootonly iso to a thumb drive, booted BSD and ran boot0cfg -B /dev/ada0 boot0cfg -m 0x5 -s 1 -t 90...
  11. tarkhil

    Non-trivial (or rather trivial) boot question

    Hello I have a server, a bit aged but still able and fit for most of my needs. Trying to speed it up and free two disk hotswap places, I've perusaded server's owner to purchase two NVME PCI cards for boot and ZFS cache. After installing them, I've (suddenly!) find out that the motherboard...
  12. F

    Graphics issues while booting

    First try to install FreeBSD on a MacPro late 2008. During the installation, in this case FreeBSD 11.4 amd-64, as soon as the first drivers are loaded, I only get stripes on the monitor. The boot process continues in the background, but unfortunately I can't make any inputs without seeing...
  13. 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...
  14. I

    Solved What kind of encryption do you recommend?

    I am new to BSD. What I'd like to do is mirroring two SSDs and encrypting everything that is possible. I mean the entire OS and even the swap partition (I guess BSD has one too). As far as I understand as long as the motherboard does not support booting with encrypted disks I have to keep the...
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