1. B

    FreeBSD boot sequence under the hood

    Hi guys. I must admit I am starting to lose it :D I have been investigating FreeBSD internals the last week and it really looks like magic to me. First thing I want to state my objectives. I want to build a sort of live/ro/non tamperable installation of FreeBSD. I have investigated NomadBSD to...
  2. L

    Other NVMe boot drives with legacy BIOSes without UEFI using loader(8)

    What I'm considering doing is using a generic two port M.2 drive (SATA and NVMe) as my root and swap device. Two of my systems on the network I'm constructing do not suport UEFI (HP Microserver G7 N54L). The M.2 SATA SSD is going to be connected to the internal systemboard SATA port. I'm...
  3. 0xl0v3j0Y

    Boot ACPI

    I added line hint.acpi.0.disable="1" in /boot/loader.conf Now, its throwing me error Panic:running without device atpic requires a local APIC. Now I am unable to access loader.conf to remove hint.acpi.0.disable="1 Is there any way I can edit /boot/loader.conf from boot menu??
  4. H

    ZFS ZFS settings/tuning for 16GB RAM

    Hi, I'm using FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p4 as Desktop OS on my Lenovo X230 with 16GB RAM and ZFS as file system. This is my first FreeBSD install. So far, I haven't had any issues with ZFS, but I have some slightly concerning boot messages and was wondering if I should change any ZFS-related...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 :
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 >...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.