1. A

    ZFS ZFS root from sysinstall ... why so many filesystems ?

    I just created a new system from sysinstall (used the 12.0-RELEASE ISO) and chose to use the nice, menu driven ZFS boot config that is now in sysinstall. Everything went fine and I am booted up, etc. however I am really surprised to see all of the individual filesystems that were created for me...
  2. D

    Help with usb key boot partiton

    Hi, I need to install freebsd on windows machine. The bootloader must be in a usb key, preferably in the second partition. Something like this: ada0s3a as root partition; ada0s3b as swap partition; da1s2 (usb key) as boot partition. I have tried several ways to do this without success. I come...
  3. TELunus

    Can't find kernel after upgrade from 11.0 to 12.0

    I'm trying to upgrade an old computer of mine from FreeBSD 11.0 to 12.0-RELEASE. I ran freebsd-update -r 12.0-RELEASE upgrade then, after that succeeded, ranfreebsd-update install and tried to reboot. It started shutting down, but before restarting it got stuck in a state with text on the...
  4. spky

    Solved Interface comes up with IFDISABLED - I don't know why

    Hello, I have a simple box running FreeBSD 12. It is running some Jails, and I want it to have a dynamic network configuration. As network configuration I have this in my /etc/rc.conf: hostname="box" ifconfig_bge0="SYNCDHCP" ipv6_default_interface="bge0" ifconfig_beg0_ipv6="inet6...
  5. V

    [SLIM + MATE with UEFI] SLIM starts but nothing on screen ?

    Greetings everyone, 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 :
  6. C

    FreeBSD 12.0 for PPC does not support my DVD-ROM -> Can't Install!!

    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...
  7. EoflaOE

    Non-system disk on non-UEFI systems when booting from USB

    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...
  8. A

    ZFS FreeBSD installation onto zfs root (mirror) using sysinstall ...

    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 to: for dir in base catpages dict doc...
  9. forquare

    Solved Copying installation from one system (zfs send | recv)

    Hi all, 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 >...
  10. O

    Booting FreeBSD 12 on an iMac

    I recently installed FreeBSD 12.0 on two older iMacs. dmidecode info from one of them: BIOS Information Vendor: Apple Inc. Version: IM91.88Z.008D.B08.0904271717 Release Date: 04/27/09 ROM Size: 4096 kB Characteristics: PCI is...
  11. anonkasion

    Installing multiboot FBSD 11.2 from .disc, need a little help

    Hello, 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...
  12. P

    Network issues on newly installed system

    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...
  13. Keve

    loader.efi freezes loading kernel

    Hello forum-readers, 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...
  14. C

    PC gets stuck on "Core id Shift 1" on boot.

    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...
  15. decuser

    (re)installing the boot loader

    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: F1 FreeBSD and I realize that I've changed the boot process (this is a...
  16. priyadarshan

    Which drive is the boot drive?

    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.
  17. Nicola Mingotti

    Warning: FreeBSD not booting in BeagleBone Green

    Hi guys, 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...
  18. scrappywan

    /etc/rc.d/cron does not start at boot

    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...
  19. rigoletto@

    New boot loader comming soon.

    So there is a NEW Lua written boot loader coming, and should be back ported to 11.X-RELEASE (but off by default for now).
  20. dorsai

    Pine A64+ boot problem

    Hey guys, 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...