I'm wondering if anyone is able to offer some suggestions:
MacPro 2006 (has 32bit EFI)
2 x QuadCore Xeon 64bit CPUs (have been upgraded)
6 x SATA ports
2 x PATA ports
Anytime the Mac boots using Legacy BIOS and not EFI, only 4 SATA ports are recognised, temperature...
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I'm discovering FreeBSD so I'm starting to read some literature about this system. I often see in documents a partition entitled freebsd-boot which weighs 512KB for efi boot. On my virtual machine, I rather see a 200MB efi partition. What's the difference between them and why...
I recently installed FreeBSD 12.0 on two older iMacs. dmidecode info from one of them:
Vendor: Apple Inc.
Release Date: 04/27/09
ROM Size: 4096 kB
Can someone clarify how to use removable flash drive with encryption key with new full disc encryption process?
The new approach is to encrypt /boot altogether with /root filesystem.
So, as I understand, initial encryption performed by EFI loader.
Is there a way to pass keyfile to EFI loader...
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.
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...
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I apologize if this appears as a redundant post, but I haven't been able to find a solution to the issue from my searches online, so I'm hoping I can get some help here!
I installed FreeBSD on my Lenovo y700-15ISK with Win10 in UEFI without secure boot using the following...
I have a 120GB drive using ZFS that I'm cloning to a 300GB drive since I know I will outgrow it soon.
It just dawned on me that I've never extended a drive using ZFS before.
Partition 1) EFI (512MB)
Partition 2) ZFS data + OS root (111GB)
Partition 3) Not sure (15GB) maybe left over...
Hello, FreeBSD community.
I need help with booting from an encrypted partition. Until now, my EFI machine booted from an unencrypted ZFS, while the rest of the system resided on an encrypted ZFS. The layout was like this:
|- /dev/ada0p1 (efi, 800k)
i am having a problem getting FreeBSD to boot reliable on the Supermicro A2SDI-4C-HLN4F.
Sometimes it works, most of the time it get stuck at the EFI boot block.
I have tried setting the boot options to legacy but that did not help either.
I thought i got it fixed by using UEFI and...
So, I recently upgraded from 11.1-RELEASE to 11-STABLE. Is it a good practice to update the efi partitions bootloader? So basically, mounting the msdosfs and replacing the current BOOTX64.EFI with the newly build loader located in /boot/boot1.efi?
I already have RELEASE-11.1 installed on a partition on a 2015 MacbookAir, which I boot using the Refind boot manager installed on my ESP (EFI System Partition) and boot1.efi which I manually moved to my ESP, and this works great! :-)
I would also like to install FreeBSD-CURRENT on another...
I noticed there are some threads on booting problems, though none of them mentioned my specific issues. I have an ASUS S301A ultrabook with Intel Core i3 Haswell + Intel HD 4400 Graphics, Realtek 8169 Ethernet and Intel Centrino 5100 wireless. I used to run FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE on it some time...
The laptop is ThinkPad X250 (Broadwell GPU) and the LCD resolution is 1366x768. I have set booting from UEFI only and disabled CSM. The whole disk is encrypted by GELI except /boot/.
On 10.2-STABLE, the LCD resolution can be recognized rightly without any configure in /boot/loader.conf. The...