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    Solved UEFI only laptop and FreeBSD

    Hey everyone, I am trying to boot up FreeBSD on a UEFI only laptop and failed so far. Here is some backstory I am a long time Linux user and wanted to try out FreeBSD as a desktop OS. I plugged in my second hard drive and passed it through a kvm machine then installed FreeBSD and all that jazz...
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    Failed to find bootable partition - could be a bug of loader.efi on FreebSD 13?

    I use UEFI boot. /boot/loader.efi has been copied to /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi of a proper ESP partition and we can see it was actually called by the UEFI. It won't go on the next boot stage. disk1p3 is actually that boot partition with /boot, but why loader.efi won't recognize it as a bootable...
  3. T

    fstab / UEFI

    I have an older machine that does not have UEFI support and I'm selecting BIOS+UEFI for the ZFSBOOT_BOOT_TYPE in /usr/libexec/bsdinstall/zfsboot. All my machines list the boot method as BIOS (I haven't set the boot method to UEFI in the BIOS yet): sysctl machdep.bootmethod BIOS 1. On the...
  4. 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.
  5. jcmichot

    FreeBSD 13 UEFI boot not realy redundant ?

    In reference of https://reviews.freebsd.org/D28897 I do not understand this comment: "For redundant ZFS-root systems, space is reserved for an ESP on all root-pool disks, but only one is initialized and mounted" For example in simple case with 2 disk in mirror, only the first can boot, if the...
  6. R

    freebsd always hanging at efi framebuffer information.

    Hi, I'm new here, and I have been trying to install FreeBSD on my virtual machine for a while, but the problem is that FreeBSD always hangs on the boot screen, more specifically at the EFI framebuffer information. I have a screenshot of the issue and I tried a lot of things: change the devices...
  7. 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...
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    Installed FreeBSD13 but doesnt show up in UEFI options

    After using Linux for several years, I decided to install FreeBSD. However, my system seems to be unable to detect the installed boot loader. efibootmgr shows that the boot loaderfile is "null", is that relevant? My boot loader is in /dev/ada0p1/EFI/BOOT/BOOTx64.EFI I booted with a live USB...
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    Dual boot to Windows10 and FreeBSD in UEFI

    # install and others reference to install freebsd by zfs, and when we create boot that we follow my method as follows. mount -t msdosfs /dev/ada0p1 /media # /dev/ada0p1 Windows10's EFI whose size is better 512M cd /tmp fetch...
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    Upgrade to 12.2, ZFS bootcode, and EFI text console issues

    After upgrading from FreeBSD 12.1 to 12.2-RELEASE, my machine boots and runs fine, but it no longer displays a full native resolution text console on a 17" monitor. I get the giant default 80x25 display instead. Running "vidcontrol -i mode" returns no information at all. This is a 2015 vintage...
  11. M

    can't boot HP xw9400

    On my HP xw9400, when I boot from a stick with FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64, I get a list as follows BIOS drive C: is disk0 through BIOS drive H: is disk5 | Then it hangs at the vertical bar. Why might this be?
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    [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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. `Orum

    Bootable system with UEFI + GELI + ZFS?

    From reading other posts, it looks like a UEFI + GELI + ZFS root system should be possible with 12.1. I used both the -b and the -g flags when setting up GELI, but I'm not even prompted for a password at boot. It looks like there might be an error, but it flashes by so quickly I can't read it...
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    UEFI on MSI laptop ?

    I'm trying ro install freebsd (12.0) on my MSI laptop with uefi. I'm facing a strange issue. I can boot on a UFS usb stick, but after install on ssd (using ZFS), my ssd is not bootable. I try the installation with and without 4k sectors options and with different partition scheme...
  17. Bobi B.

    How to change to alt root filesystem with nanobsd and UEFI?

    Greetings! I've built several nanobsd systems, performed multiple upgrades (using two root file systems) and, so far, everything worked great. Enter UEFI. With UEFI boot process is handled by /boot/boot1.efi (uefi) and gptboot is no-longer in use. Therefore partition attributes, such as bootme...
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    [SLIM + MATE with UEFI] SLIM starts but nothing on screen ?

    Greetings everyone, I'm a GNU/Linux user (Fedora), and I just wanted to give FreeBSD a try with a Virtual MAchine (VBox). First I tried to install FreeBSD with BIOS mode and slim and MATE desktop according to this guide : https://www.linuxhelp.com/how-to-install-mate-desktop-in-freebsd...
  19. 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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    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.