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...
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:
NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
zroot ONLINE 0 0 0...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
I can't figure out how-to configure consoles to be equal.
If I write this (to /boot/loader.conf):
# Serial console boot
, then I got this (in dmesg):
Dual Console: Serial Primary, Video...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...