1. Spity

    UFS Boot Two freebsd

    I have two installations of freebsd 13.2 on two different disks. Both with MBR & UFS disk 1: win10/freebsd without bootloader (freebsd) disk 2: freebsd with bootloader How could I make disk 2 that has the bootloader, find muy others disk installations and boot from?
  2. C

    Installation succeeds but not bootloader

    I have a machine which previously dual-booted Windows 10 and GhostBSD, using rEFInd (which was installed by the GhostBSD installer). I'm trying to wipe the machine and install a fresh copy of FreeBSD 13.1 as the only OS on the machine. (I used GhostBSD to figure out some hardware stuff and...
  3. W

    Cleaning up after zfs send|recv on my zroot

    Hi I recently decided to move my FreeBSD installation onto a new drive. Since I was using ZFS, I achieved this by inserting the new drive, and then using the memstick installer on a USB drive to perform a basic install. After this I dropped to a shell, unmounted all the destination datasets...
  4. S

    Installing in appliance over the serial port.

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to install FreeBSD 13.0 on a vendor appliance that is almost a standard hardened server. the problem I am having is that the appliance only has two serial ports and no video port/hardware(as far as I can see). I can connect to the device via console, configure the bios...
  5. F

    Solved Geli passphrase prompt and keyboard layout

    Hi, I'm experimenting with geli encryption on a spare laptop. I've activated ZFS root encryption from the FreeBSD installer. I'm using a french keyboard layout. After POST, Geli prompts me for the passphrase with a US keyboard layout. That's annoying. I've set the...
  6. F

    How can I customize FreeBSD Boot loader?

    We are seeing a menu with FreeBSD logo and FreeBSD ball devil on boot. I want to change codes that running when we select a boot option. I already checked /boot. I saw menu.rc and loader.rc but I want to change codes that running when selected an option. So how? Some information about my...
  7. X

    New bootloader in FreeBSD...

  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. L

    sun/oracle sparc64 T4-1 boot woes

    "getting pretty good at the openboot..." --famous last words. So... I've tried to boot the ISO files burned to cdrom on my sparc64 in several several ways. no dice. (iso's burned from linux w/ brasero & wodim) As far as I can tell, the t4-1 niagara seems to be supported, (or at least not...
  11. J

    Does Freebsd support direct UEFI booting?

    The Freebsd Handbook, section 12.2 on the boot process, contains a note that seems to state that Freebsd does not support direct UEFI booting. The concern is that on our two Freebsd machines, the BIOS are set for UEFI. The note reads: Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks in advance.
  12. fusion809

    (UEFI) Accidentally deleted FreeBSD bootloader, how to work around this?

    Hi, I accidentally deleted the bootloader entry generated by FreeBSD's installer in my UEFI firmware. I used to see an entry, when I pressed F9 (which lists all available bootloaders), that pertained to FreeBSD, but I did some deleting with efibootmgr of bootloaders I didn't need anymore and I...
  13. Phishfry

    Lua bootloader replacing forth

    Well not to cause aflame war but what are everyone's thoughts? Forth versus Lua. I am researching an old 1984 Byte magazine and I notice whole article about forth, So it is an old-timer. But to technical specifics, Isn't forth an interpreted language, not compiled, similar to Lisp. Not binary...
  14. logo4poop

    Dumping then restarting

    Yesterday I installed FreeBSD on my laptop today when I turned on my computer it said dumping 10%..15%..etc Then it says dumping successful then the computer restarts. What's wrong? Edit: It worked yesterday
  15. S

    Solved Adding entries for others OSes to bootloader

    Hello, I have a computer on which the main OS is FreeBSD, while other OSes are installed on dedicated disks. Is it possible to chainload the boot managers from the FreeBSD bootloader or do I have to rely on grub2 ? If 1 is possible, then is it possible to map disks to make windows believe it...
  16. D

    Bootloader on SD Card directing to another HDD?

    I've been really pulling my hair out with this one. Got a bit of a tricky hardware setup with SATA1-4 as raidz3, and SATA5 as the encrypted ZFS root os disk: The caveat being that I cannot boot from this drive via the BIOS when SATA1-4 are installed, so I need to boot to an SD card and have that...
  17. christopherdumas

    FreeBSD on MacBook Pro (15", 2017)

    Hi everyone! This will be my first post on the FreeBSD forum (and, in fact, any forum anywhere). I've used Linux (mostly Debian and later Arch Linux) for most of my life on the computer, but for the last two years or so I've been using a Mac. I've become increasingly unhappy with the attitude of...
  18. Bean6754

    Solved HP ProLiant Gen8 (G1610T) fails to boot.

    I'm trying to install FreeBSD 11 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 (G1610T). But it fails to boot on using the default FreeBSD bootloader. The drives as configured as AHCI devices via the BIOS. The boot drive is formated using a GPT partition table using the ZFS filesystem and the bootloader is set to...
  19. jstln

    Adding TrueOS to FreeBSD Bootloader

    Hi. My machine is a 64bit with GPT partition table and NO UEFI support. I created 50GB partition and gave it to trueos in install. the installation create a zpool and all it wanted on that automatically. Now is there a way to add TrueOS entry to FreeBSD boot loader which is installed on the next...
  20. M

    FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (amd64) IMG/ISO not USB bootable

    Hi! I've been using FreeBSD 9 on a fairly old computer based on Intel® DG45FC motherboard, with a Celeron 64bit CPU. After 3 years lying there gathering dust, I've decided to repurpose it and run the latest release. So far, I've been unsuccessful at booting FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (AMD64)...