Hi all, this is my first experience in the BSD world, I want to install FreeBSD 10.2 on this old machine:
HP Compaq dc5850
AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core 4450B @ 2300Mhz
5gb DDR2 RAM
250gb Seagate HDD
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 256MB
I downloaded FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img and wrote it to...
I have a PCI SSD which is not recognized by my BIOS. This means I can't select it as boot device.
But since FreeBSD has no problem to use this disk I can install FreeBSD on it.
So my idea was to have just boot from a USB stick and load then my root on ZFS.
Is this possible? Is there any...
Until two days ago my bootup times were blazing fast, maybe 2 or 3 seconds between the BIOS screen and the base system starts loading. Then I upgraded the computer (skylake processor and a new z170 asus motherboard) and the kernel load started to do funny things. It now spends like 20...
I'd like to set up FreeBSD 10.2 to boot from ZFS, so I read the wiki page at https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/9.0-RELEASE
My only point of confusion is the note in step 7 that says "FreeBSD 10.1 or later: Load the ZFS kernel module and set the minimum ashift value with sysctl...
I attempted to change /boot/defaults/loader.conf and it doesn't work. I searched on Google and I found solutions. The kernel boot process doesn't work.
If this ever happened to you, please help.
Thank you very much to all,