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FreeBSD9 (bootloader)
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Author:  rjsparks [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:03 pm ]
Post subject:  FreeBSD9 (bootloader)

I've attempted to install FreeBSD9 on a fit-PC3 Pro 4GB FM-4E4U, but have not found a happy bootloader configuration.

I've tried both a normal and a zfs install. The installs themselves look good - drivers seem to all be happy (except perhaps for the wifi), but on reboot I get an underscore for a fraction of a second, and then the "Boot Menu/App Menu" screen.

Among other things, I tried adapting the 2i/zfs install at
(also with FreeBSD8).

If anyone's further down this path and has notes to share, please let me know.


Author:  gabrielh [ Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FreeBSD9 (bootloader)

I am sorry, we haven't tested FreeBSD so far. I will give it a try an post you with an update. Also maybe other user have an experience with a FreeBSD

Author:  qwkslvr [ Wed May 08, 2013 11:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FreeBSD9 (bootloader)

Yes, I have had the same problem. I am trying FreeBSD 9.1 and my install media boots fine and installs fine. However on reboot, I get repeated Boot Menu prompts. What Can i do to get this issue fixed?


Author:  jens [ Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FreeBSD9 (bootloader)

I had the same problem with FreeBSD 9, but realized that it is due to the use of GPT partition table. In the installer it is possible to use MBR (dos style partition table) and with this it is possible to boot.
When configuring discs in the installer avoid choosing "Use entire disc". Instead
do the manual config, and create an MBR partition table. I hope this helps.

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