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    FreeBSD does not boot up after connected HDD via USB adaptor

    Hi, Yesterday i was turning on Linux Binary Compatibility and made mistake entry in /etc/fstab file. Boot stop's on prompt to type shell but 2 of my keyboard's does not work (missing kernel module or something) so i connected server hard drive by USB adaptor to VMWare OpenBSD instance and edit...
  2. V

    Installing FreeBSD: Auto (ZFS) + MBR (BIOS) = "Missing operating system"

    Hello. Trying to install FreeBSD 13.1-Release (FreeBSD-13.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso) with configuration: Partitioning: Auto (ZFS) Partition Scheme: MBR (BIOS) Pool Type/Disks: stripe: 1 disk And I found that after the first reboot the system does not boot and a message is displayed: "Missing...
  3. JBritannia

    Solved Problem with recovering BSD install after messing with Windows install and MBR

    Hello people. I have a legacy dual boot BSD+Windows setup. Recently I did some Windows-y stuff and messed with the boot loader. Anyhow; In an attempt to recover my FreeBSD install I wrote a bootonly iso to a thumb drive, booted BSD and ran boot0cfg -B /dev/ada0 boot0cfg -m 0x5 -s 1 -t 90...
  4. S

    Clone existing FreeBSD Install onto a disk with Windows 10 already

    I have found out that the little netbook I use for learning about FreeBSD is capable (in theory at least) of running Windows 10. I am going to upgrade the RAM (to 2GB!) and add a larger HDD and give it a go but I am happy with the way I have FreeBSD set up so I would prefer to clone my current...
  5. neogeo

    ZFS zfsboot - Is it possible to have zfsboot import/mount filesystems under the boot pool?

    I've installed FreeBSD into a slice of a BSD disklabel partition, on an SSD in a laptop that uses BIOS/MBR firmware. After some consideration, I've installed the main FreeBSD boot loader to the SSD's start bytes - overwriting any thing Windows 10 had installed there. I've installed zfsboot to...
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    Can't connect to EVISTR Digital Voice Recorder

    My trouble begins when I plug it in and observe that its MBR is aberrant. dmesg: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus3 target 0 lun 0 da0: <EVISTR L157 2.00> Removable Direct Access SCSI device da0: 40.000MB/s transfers da0: 16122MB (16508928 1024 byte sectors) da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE> GEOM_PART...
  7. Jaskie

    Solved I lost bootcode in BSD slice, a lot. Help me found out WHY?

    Hi guys. I am a newbie in the BSD world. I've been using Linux for a few year just as desktop stuff, no development-related work. A few days ago I decided to give FreeBSD with ZFS a try. Anyway, I installed FreeBSD dual booting Windows in a disk, the laptop is legacy BIOS boot with MBR partition...
  8. O

    can't mount Dangerously Dedicated USB stick

    Hello fellow FreeBSD users, I try to mount a USB stick to recover a geli key. This stick has a full install and I used to boot on it and run FreeBSD (version 7 or 8). When I created it I did not use slices and make it dedicated (I forgot why). The server hardware is broken and I can't boot on an...
  9. 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...
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    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?
  11. DarkFreeBSD

    SWAP resizing help

    Hi, I don't know if I'm in the right place. I need your advice and your know-how. I would like to reduce my partition from 924G to 916G and increase the swap from 8G to 16G. root @ Firewall: / # gpart show => 63 1953525105 ada0 MBR (932G) 63 1953525105 1 freebsd [active] (932G)...
  12. 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
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    Multiboot on an External

    Hey all. Sorry that my first post is basically a "somebody throw me a line" post...but here goes! :-) I'm currently running 3 OS's (2x linux distributions, 1x windows os) on my laptop. I also connect a 1TB external HD to it. On this External HD, I want to run FreeBSD and likely a couple linux...
  14. 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...