KBDMUX_DFLT_KEYMAP is available for those of us using keyboard layouts different from the US/UK keyboard layout. This is very handy when running in single-user mode. Continue reading
KBDMUX_DFLT_KEYMAP is available for
As of r294999 it’s possible to boot FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 from ZFS pools on systems running UEFI firmware. Up until now I have booted my UEFI ZFS laptop using the older
boot1.efi boot loader with
/boot located on a UFS partition. Earlier today I updated my EFI System Partition (ESP), put
/boot back where it belongs, in the ZFS pool, and scrapped the UFS partition. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.
Over the last few days have I experimented with UEFI and GPT in VirtualBox 4.3.26. The goal was to multiboot various operating system, in this case Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview 9926 x64 and FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10.
First, I thought of persuading the UEFI firmware to always present its boot menu. It sure beats remembering to press F12 each time I want to boot a different operating system. This proved impossible for a number of reasons.
Next, I came across The rEFInd Boot Manager. After a quick glance I saw this is exactly what I want, a UEFI boot manager. Continue reading UEFI, GPT, Windows 10, FreeBSD 10, and rEFInd
VirtualBox 4.3.24 is out, so I wanted to try out the UEFI version of the latest FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 snapshot. It didn’t go well until I realised something important, however strange it may be. Continue reading UEFI booting FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10 in VirtualBox 4.3.24