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.
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...
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...
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...
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:
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...
When you install FreeBSD using the Auto ZFS option, GPT labels and GPT UUIDs are disabled in loader.conf:
The only reference to labels being disabled that I could find is from a 5-year-old PC-BSD bug report complaining...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...