1. M

    Triple booting as UEFI with FreeBSD, Debian and Windows 10

    How can I do that? Anyone know? I use my disk as GPT. Windows 10, Debian 11 (GRUB) already exists as dual-boot, but I want to install FreeBSD next to it. How will I do? Thanks.
  2. B

    UFS GPT corrupt on guest drive after resize inside Virtualbox

    These are the steps taken to reproduce the error (host is Windows 10): Open Oracle Virtualbox and create a new virtual machine, FreeBSD 64 bits. Choose to add virtual drive later. Download prebuilt image disk "FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64.vhd". Attach the disk to the virtual machine. Start the...
  3. 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...
  4. Y

    "Operating System Not Found" on ThinkPad G40

    Hello, I have an old IBM ThinkPad G40 with an mSATA to IDE adapter so I could use an SSD in the machine. The installation went just fine. However, when I boot the machine (from the drive), it says "Operating System Not Found". I'm not sure if this is related, but the BIOS does not have...
  5. B

    disks over 2TB in size

    Just wondering if it has been considered to not auto select dos for the disk if the disk is detected to be over 2TB? GPT works but it'd be nice to have it just work automatically?
  6. P

    [UEFI/GPT] [Dual-Boot] How to install FreeBSD (with ZFS) alongside another OS (sharing the same disk)

    Important notes: 1) This tutorial assumes you have the OS you want to dual-boot with already installed on your drive, and that you already have freed up some disk space. Essentially, you will be installing FreeBSD with root-on-ZFS on the remaining free space of the disk, instead of using the...
  7. mamrezo

    Install FreeBSD 13.0 alongside with other OS's on UEFI system via GRUB2 (Multiboot)

    Hi there, Nowadays, UEFI boot and multiboot is a matter for all of us. We have more storage, GPT let us have many primary partitions and after all, with a boot loader like GRUB you will do it, Have a system with a few OS for Gaming, Developing, Testing, Work, etc. Most setups end like this: 1...
  8. quamenzullo

    UFS Problems with growfs and corrupt GPT in a fresh VirtualBox FreeBSD guest

    Hello everyone, I downloaded the FreeBSD 12.1 vhd from official website and used it to create a guest FreeBSD in VirtualBox. When run at the first time, the kernel produced regularly error messages telling the disk was full. It was impossible to start the very first steps described in the...
  9. M

    Solved bsdinstall disables GPT identification for guided ZFS install

    When you install FreeBSD using the Auto ZFS option, GPT labels and GPT UUIDs are disabled in loader.conf: kern.geom.label.disk_ident.enable="0" kern.geom.label.gptid.enable="0" The only reference to labels being disabled that I could find is from a 5-year-old PC-BSD bug report complaining...
  10. dave

    ZFS ZFS Partition vs Whole Disk and Bootcode

    I have an old machine that runs on ZFS. I have just replaced one of the disks in a mirror. I used the whole disk, but the existing disk looks like it's partitioned. I replaced thie disk with a command like, sudo zfs replace zroot [id of old device] ada1 When I replaced the disk, I got a...
  11. spork

    UFS gpt and whole disk mirrors?

    In the pre-gpt days, this was possible and was a drop-dead simple way to create a mirror, even after the initial install. My understanding is that gpt and gmirror battle for the last sector of the disk for metadata, and therefore the gmirror method became more complex - you basically have to...
  12. D

    mountroot error 19 when using GPT label on GELI encrypted root on 12.0-Release

    Hello, I'm installing FreeBSD 12.0-Release and I'm using the Shell option in the installer to partition my disk by hand. I have a swap and a root partition. I'm using GPT label to label them, and GELI for the encryption. After completing the installation and rebooting the host, I'm asked for...
  13. Ekynox360

    Solved GPT disk on legacy BIOS

    Hello everyone! I'm wondering if it's possible to install FreeBSD 12.0 on a GPT disk but on a server whose firmware is not UEFI. I found this thread that says it's possible. Can you confirm this or even add more details? Thx
  14. 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.
  15. Petr Fischer

    Solved Replacing failed disk in ZFS (bootable) mirror - how to recover bootsector

    Hello, I have simple ZFS mirror from 2 disks. Contains zroot. Is bootable (GPT). 1) ZFS mirror was created during FreeBSD installation - I assume, that installer wrote proper gpt bootsector to both disks, so when one disk die in the future, system can boot from second disk - is this true? 2)...
  16. SeaKnight

    Non bootable hard drive partitions

    Hello. I have recently setup FreeBSD on virtual box for the first time and am now trying to install it to my laptop; I want to dual boot it with Windows 10. So, I boot into FreeBSD and go to select the empty partition I made for it only to see this: I have had nothing but issues since EUFI...
  17. MMacD

    Solved Replacing a drive in a 3-way mirror?

    According to a post elsewhere by Phoenix, replacing a drive in a ZFS mirror is simple: # zpool attach <poolname> <old drive> <new drive> <wait for resilver to complete> # zpool detach <poolname> <old drive> But do I have to pass the drive through GPT first to create the scheme and partition...
  18. 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...
  19. Areeb Qaisar

    Format to UFS2 using newfs, in installation

    Hello, I have a UEFI System with GPT Partition Table. During the installation of FreeBSD 11, I need to format a partition to UFS2. The FreeBSD installer does not allows to format an existing partition. It instead only allows to create a new partition, which will be then be formatted. Is...
  20. E

    FreeBSD 10.2 Install with GPT and GMIRROR

    Hello, I have recently hit a snare with a recent installation and was hoping that I might be able to get some help here. I understand that GPT and gmirror do not get along, however there is a work around that had currently worked for me on 9.0. This no longer works for me and I was wondering...