1. Yaroslav Mineyev

    Change FreeBSD Loader's loaddev variable

    Hello, I'm searching the way to change loaddev variable of FreeBSD's /boot/loader. There is nothing useful either in FreeBSD's man, or in Google. By default it should be the same as currdev, but I have currdev=disk0s2:, but loaddev=disk0p2:. How to change it to load loader.conf and other...
  2. T

    boot loader - how to make it read the config files from the prompt ("OK")?

    Is there a way to make FreeBSD's boot loader read (or re-read) the config files (like /boot/loader.conf) after you have escaped from the menu to the boot loader prompt? When I read the sources in /boot/lua it seems like there should be a "read-conf" command, but it doesn't exist when I try from...
  3. schweikh

    Can the loader keyboard layout be configured?

    It's easy to configure the console keyboard layout, e.g. for German with keymap="de.kbd" in /etc/rc.conf. However, when I escape to the loader prompt during boot, I'm faced with a US layout. Typing pathnames and such becomes painful. Is there some magic to change the keyboard layout at the...
  4. R

    Installing/removing packages in a boot environment, Can't find /boot/zfsloader

    I am experimenting with boot environments and observing some very weird behavior related to installing/removing packages via pkg -c /tmp/path/to/be <command>. Any time I attempt to install/remove packages in a non-current boot environment using this incantation and then immediately bectl...
  5. grahamperrin

    Solved Appropriate use of loader.conf(5) for kernel modules

    There's a FreeBSD recommendation to use /boot/loader.conf for nvidia (with the latest driver for NVIDIA). Is this use of loader.conf appropriate (with FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE), or somewhat archaic? loader.conf(5)
  6. schojo

    ZFS i/o error - all block copies unavailable after freebsd-update

    Hi all, i just did a freebsd-update fetch, freebsd-update install and reboot from 13.0-RELEASE to 13.0-RELEASE-p2 and get greeted with this: Just yesterday everything was fine, zpool status had all four hard disks ONLINE... what can i do? :/
  7. neostanniy

    Solved EFI fault on boot for no obvious reasons

    Hello everyone. I have installed the FreeBSD with a lot of help of the community, but ran into another serious issue after installing and adding nvidia modules into kernel + modifying my /etc/rc.conf and /boot/loader.conf to launch gnome3 by default exactly as it was said. And now I am having...
  8. LVLouisCyphre

    Other NVMe boot drives with legacy BIOSes without UEFI using loader(8)

    What I'm considering doing is using a generic two port M.2 drive (SATA and NVMe) as my root and swap device. Two of my systems on the network I'm constructing do not suport UEFI (HP Microserver G7 N54L). The M.2 SATA SSD is going to be connected to the internal systemboard SATA port. I'm...
  9. goshanecr

    Right way to migrate 11.1 r326098 to 11.2 r348355 with zroot on geli

    Good day! I have a box with FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE r326098 amd64. It have a ZFS root on GELI encrypted providers: zpool status pool: bootpool state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM bootpool ONLINE 0 0 0...
  10. Nyakov

    EFI Full disc encryption with GELI and key file

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. V

    Solved Unable to boot from disk

    I've posted earlier about my issues with booting my systems. When system boots up, it shows list of bios drives, and then spinner starts for about two-three seconds, after which it will get stuck. Waited 30 or so minutes without luck, didn't move. When booting from ISO (via IPMI — it's...
  13. M

    Questions about loader.conf

    I found this interesting line in /boot/defaults/loader.conf: acpi_video_load="NO" # Load the ACPI video extension driver What does it do? Anybody has list of how these logos look like? loader_logo="orbbw" # Desired logo: orbbw, orb, fbsdbw, beastiebw, beastie, none...
  14. vermaden

    Move FreeBSD kernel messages (white) to second console

    By default FreeBSD puts kernel messages (white color) on the first console. I know I can disable them with boot_mute in the /boot/loader.conf file, but is there a way to move them to second console instead of disabling them? ... or to redirect them to some file instead of disabling them...
  15. I

    Alternative Boot Loader

    Is there an alternate boot loader? BTX gets going enough to print it's version (1.02) and maintain a blinking cursor but beyond that it doesn't actually do anything. I was searching for a solution and it seems that this was not an issue with the earlier version of BTX. It seems that I would need...
  16. Manuel Solis

    Solved Trying to install FreeBSD 11 on Laptop Samsung NP300V4A

    Dear FreeBSD Support Team: Last year I upgraded the hardware in this Samsung NP300V4A by adding a 500 GB SSD and 12 GB RAM. So I decided to install FreeBSD 10.3, in that try I had problems installing it from the USB due to display errors at the moment of enter option 1 in the splash screen of...
  17. B

    Solved FreeBSD 11 (fresh install) hangs at boot stage 3

    I'm having some troubles booting FreeBSD. I have experienced similar things before and have subsequently given up on installing BSD. With the stable release of FreeBSD 11, I thought I'd give it another try, but to no avail. I will describe my actions step by step. I grabbed the amd64 memstick...
  18. tobia

    Is there a way to change the keyboard mapping in loader(8)?

    Hello I'm a Dvorak keyboard user and I currently use a blank keyboard. I have set the Dvorak keyboard map in rc.conf, but I haven't found a way to set it in loader.conf Is loader hardcoded to Qwerty US? I ask because I'm having trouble typing the GELI Passphrase and experimenting with boot...
  19. Daniel Tinivella Guzman

    Solved gptboot: No /boot/loader

    Hi guys, 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, Daniel. https://yadi.sk/i/VLkkIIlmiiSvu