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    bhyve Installing "bhyve-firmware" to use bhyve

    I executed "pkg add bhyve-firmware-1.0_1.pkg" and it responded with this notice: Isn't 1.01 the latest version? (I got it from pkgs.org) I'm a little confused what should I do. I'm trying to run OpenBSD using bhyve (which I understand requires the bhyve-firmware package). Thanks!
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    Solved "After a system upgrade, but before doing a zpool upgrade, the boot loader on the ESP must be updated, or the system may become unbootable."

    Dear Everyone, The release notes for 14.0-RELEASE state, "After a system upgrade, but before doing a zpool upgrade, the boot loader on the ESP must be updated, or the system may become unbootable." My question, in great brevity, is, "How?" (when the system is purely UEFI GPT) Having looked at...
  3. O

    Problem booting NanoBSD from USB flash drive

    Hello, For years, since FreeBSD 10.x, I have been booting my router with a custom built nanobsd image, from a USB Flash drive. It has worked fine with a motherboard having an Intel Atom N270 CPU, then until now, with another motherboard having an Intel Atom N2800 CPU. My nanobsd image is based...
  4. spmzt

    Boot Process with GELI+ZFSonRoot on UEFI

    Hi, I want to learn about how exactly boot process of FreeBSD 13.1 with GELI + ZFS on Root on UEFI works. I read about loader, UEFI, geli and, still I can not understand it. Also I have some more specific questions too: I have two partitions. EFI and ZFS. The whole root filesystem is in ZFS...
  5. decuser

    Raspberry Pi 4 UEFI Firmware - efi partition information - trying to get zfs on root on usb working

    Where can I find more information about the msdosboot efi partiton? I am trying to get my Raspberry Pi 4 working with ZFS on Root on an external usb drive. What I have done that worked follows https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/v4b5oj/freebsd_on_zfs_on_raspberry_pi/ and...
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    Dual boot multiple versions of FreeBSD

    I am currently running 13.1-RELEASE on my server with UFS file system and would like to install 13-stable in a free GPT partition with the idea that I could dual boot by selecting one or the other OS through the UEFI boot menu. During initially install I copied /boot/loader.efi to...
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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...
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    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...
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    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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...