1. G

    System doesn't boot in multi user mode

    After an incorrect shutdown of the computer, the system enters single-user mode at startup.
  2. chiefsucker

    Solved Encrypted & Mirrored ZFS vdevs Stopped Booting After Resilvering

    I had a setup with 4x4 TB disks, with two mirrors consisting of two disks each, giving me about 8 TB of usable storage space. One mirror consists of ada0 & ada2, the other mirror of ada1 & ada3. I needed to upgrade storage space, so I decided to upgrade one mirror by resilvering two times. I...
  3. dr3mro

    Solved How to set FreeBSD 13.1 boot VT message font

    Hello, I have successfully installed FreeBSD on a Thinkpad x250 and every thing works great. I did install sway and qutebrowser for now it is just a basic setup to get the laptop functional enough for my basic needs. In short I have one simple annoyance that is the the boot messages font is too...
  4. priyadarshan

    Solved How to launch sshd earlier on in the boot sequence?

    At the moment sshd is launched quite late in the booting process. We would need to have sshd running as early as possible on our servers, right after the firewall starts, or, on some local-network only servers, even as soon as possible. Where can one read about a safe, upgrade-compatible way to...
  5. Z

    FreeBSD BananaPi SDcard u-boot, sector alignment and stripesize - HowTo and DontKnowHowTo +Resume

    Hello BSDler, my first post here in the BSD area at all. Please be patient. O:‑) I used FreeBSD before in some virtual environments, compiled simple applications / driver. But not that much. Instead, I have several years of experience in linux. Just as a sideinfo about me. I want to use...
  6. 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...
  7. M

    Unable to boot / install | (cannot open loader.lua)

    I can't install FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE or FreeBSD-14.0-CURRENT on my notebook. I get the following error message when I try to boot / install from the USB flash drive. Consoles: EFI console Reading loader env vars from /efi/freebsd/loader.env FreeBSD/amd64 EFI loader, Revision 1.1 (Thu Nov 4...
  8. C

    Encrypted ZFS root - boot broken

    I've just had a "wonderful" time thanks to whoever maintains zfs - after doing a zpool upgrade, it told me to do It didn't even tell me that this will break my EFI boot. Granted, I was stupid to simply believe what I read and to do it anyway, since it says "mbr" in there. Here comes the...
  9. Keltir

    Solved Very load sound in headphones during boot

    Hello! I have FreeBSD 13 on my desktop(AMD Ryzen). Everything is pretty smooth expect one little but very annoying issue. During boot(specifically during sound card/system init) I have very very loud sound in my headphones for a short moment. It's like when you power on huge speakers using...
  10. Jaskie

    Solved I lost bootcode in BSD slice, a lot. Help me found out WHY?

    Hi guys. I am a newbie in the BSD world. I've been using Linux for a few year just as desktop stuff, no development-related work. A few days ago I decided to give FreeBSD with ZFS a try. Anyway, I installed FreeBSD dual booting Windows in a disk, the laptop is legacy BIOS boot with MBR partition...
  11. jrronimo

    Solved Tried to replace da0 in RAIDZ2, now server won't boot. (Ended up rebuilding OS install.)

    Hello! I have a lot of background info of my setup here, but the short version is: FreeBSD 12.2 server, RAIDZ2 with 5 disks in a RAIDZ2. I just tried to replace drive da0, and now my server won't boot. I'm sure I set this all up wrong, but I hope someone can help me recover. Earlier, I was...
  12. F

    Freeze boot FreeBSD 13.0

    I've been using FreeBSD on a virtual machine for a while now, for the reason that I'm a noob, in case it breaks something. Well I have decided to use FreeBSD as the base system, but my problem is that it is impossible for me to boot FreeBSD. I followed the steps in the manual, I got the...
  13. fr33bsd

    Other UnGeli On Stick

    Hi People, using freebsd you can encrypt the system pool zroot. But then you have to enter the passphrase on each boot-up. Please, excuse that I do not know that much about geli and the boot up mechanisms in freebsd. I am still learning. As far as I know you can use key files to attach a geli...
  14. G

    FreeBSD will no longer boot (RPi)

    (Am new to BSD, and use archlinux as my daily driver) I was trying to configure FreeBSD 13 on my Raspberry Pi 4 for use as a home server. It no longer boots, and I suspect the reason is changes I made to `/etc/fstab` but I'm not totally sure. When it boots it hangs here: The problem is that...
  15. mutterhunt

    xen xen-kernel doesn't start at all

    I have a i7 ivy-bridge put to CSM compatibility with BIOS first. My settings for the dom0 are: /boot/loader.conf: kernel_load="YES" vfs.root.mountfrom=ad1p6 set vfs.root.mountfrom.options=rw if_bridge_load="YES" if_tap_load="YES" vmm_load="YES" fusefs_load="YES" xen_kernel="/boot/xen"...
  16. R

    freebsd always hanging at efi framebuffer information.

    Hi, I'm new here, and I have been trying to install FreeBSD on my virtual machine for a while, but the problem is that FreeBSD always hangs on the boot screen, more specifically at the EFI framebuffer information. I have a screenshot of the issue and I tried a lot of things: change the devices...
  17. I

    How to change passphrase for encrypted ZFS disk?

    How to change passphrase for encrypted ZFS disk for FreeBSD 13? I saw this post, but "/boot/encryption.key" is not found. Do I change the passphrase by booting into the disk, or booting into the install-disk? And, if I boot into the install-disk, how do I mount the specific partition to change...
  18. megarubber

    Solved FreeBSD can’t boot

    Hello everyone. I have a computer with Windows, Arch and Lubuntu and all these systems are booting from a Multi-Boot. Recently, I decided to download freebsd for some tests and decided to put the OS in my multi-boot. I allocated 20 GB, installed in UEFI/GPT and made 3 partitions from UFS...
  19. schojo

    ZFS i/o error - all block copies unavailable after freebsd-update

    Hi all, i just did a freebsd-update fetch, freebsd-update install and reboot from 13.0-RELEASE to 13.0-RELEASE-p2 and get greeted with this: Just yesterday everything was fine, zpool status had all four hard disks ONLINE... what can i do? :/
  20. F

    Where is the FreeBSD first boot setup scripts

    I want to modify and add some commands on first system installation screen. So how can I?