I'm a GNU/Linux user (Fedora), and I just wanted to give FreeBSD a try with a Virtual MAchine (VBox).
First I tried to install FreeBSD with BIOS mode and slim and MATE desktop according to this guide :
My wonderful Apple PowerPC G5 has got a non-Apple DVD-Burner .
The Apple OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) installation CD DOES boot from it.
However, FreeBSD 12.0 for PPC does NOT boot from this DVD-ROM.
To make this a real problem, the MAC PowerPC Firmware does not boot from USB, either.
How can I get...
I would like to try FreeBSD after I tried out Linux. I have tested FreeBSD earlier on VirtualBox, and it succeeded. I have created my FreeBSD USB using dd as my first attempt on Kali Linux, following the tutorial. I have used FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT 2019/2/28 memstick.img as my release for testing...
I am going to install my new system with a zpool mirror volume as the root.
The instructions for this process are quite clear and I see how to follow them:
... all the way through using install.sh to:
for dir in base catpages dict doc...
I've got a FreeBSD installation on my VPS, it uses ZFS as its file system. At the end of last year I wanted to clone it onto a local VirtualBox VM, so I did something like the following:
# zfs snap -r zroot@2018-11-06
# zfs send -R zroot@2018-11-06 | gzip | ssh my.home.system "cat >...
I recently installed FreeBSD 12.0 on two older iMacs. dmidecode info from one of them:
Vendor: Apple Inc.
Release Date: 04/27/09
ROM Size: 4096 kB
I am installing FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso in a computer that currently has Windows 10 Ultimate installed; I have a part time job as a C# developer and as people get habituated to Vim shortcuts (me too) I guess because there's something about them that is difficult to forget...
Hi all, first-time poster and freebsd noob here, just installed my first system and am having some difficulties.
When booting up the network is not automatically enabled. In fact the network interface seems to be down with ifconfig showing status: no carrier. By manually doing ifconfig ix0 up...
I have a 2006 iMac 4,1 with an Intel Core Solo processor and 32-bit EFI 1.1, and I am trying to run FreeBSD 11.2R/i386 on it.
It looks to me that FreeBSD's 32-bit EFI loader is found, loaded, started, which in turn DOES find my freebsd-ufs partition, finds the kernel at...
Good day, everyone. I recently installed FreeBSD 11.2 on my desktop, however I have been having some issues. My system only boots on safe mode. Whenever I boot with verbose mode, I get stuck on the Core id Shift 1. I asked on reddit's FreeBSD subreddit and was told that it is probably a bug in...
In my exploration of /usr/src/sys, I've been looking at boot and messing around with the boot loader. I overwrote my boot0 by booting the 11 dvd and doing:
fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 ada0
Now, I get a simple boot prompt:
and I realize that I've changed the boot process (this is a...
On one server I have two identical Samsung 960 SSDs, with identical FreeBSD 11.1-Release install, showing up as /dev/nvd0 and /dev/nvd1.
Beside somehow altering a drive's content, how does one know which is the boot drive?
I read The FreeBSD Booting Process, but I could not find a clue there.
I just made a coupole of test trying to boot FreeBSD-11.1 and FreeBSD-CURRENT-7-march-2018
into a BeagleBone Green. It does not boot. I attach two screenshots.
The problem seems to be the Device Tree Blob.
I guess this should be sent to developers in CURRENT at least, do you know...
I recently installed FreeBSD 11.1 on my desktop and wanted to use zfs-tools to create periodic snapshots. Everything related to zfs-tools including my crontab file is setup exactly as another FreeBSD server I run. The only issue on my desktop is that cron does not start, or fails to start during...
Been trying to get FreeBSD installed on the Pine A64+ (Rev B, 2016-02-24; 1GB), but have run into problems. Was hoping someone might have some pointers on how to hop over those.
I've tried a number of images but not having the TTL cable yet I'm stuck with those that show stuff on my...
I already have RELEASE-11.1 installed on a partition on a 2015 MacbookAir, which I boot using the Refind boot manager installed on my ESP (EFI System Partition) and boot1.efi which I manually moved to my ESP, and this works great! :-)
I would also like to install FreeBSD-CURRENT on another...
Hello, I have simple ZFS mirror from 2 disks. Contains zroot. Is bootable (GPT).
1) ZFS mirror was created during FreeBSD installation - I assume, that installer wrote proper gpt bootsector to both disks, so when one disk die in the future, system can boot from second disk - is this true?
I am thinking to buy a apu2c4 board to build a gateway at home. It has an amd 64 puma architecture. But from the page of freebsd, this amd architecture does not seem to be supported. So, which image should I use ?
If anyone care, please feel free to propose another board as long as...