FreeBSD on Intel Macs?

David Leimbach leimy2k at
Wed Jan 11 14:05:53 PST 2006

On 1/11/06, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> alan bryan wrote:
> >I read that the new Intel (x86) Macs use EFI rather
> >than the traditional PC Bios to boot up.  I'm
> >interested in using one of these to multiboot OS X and
> >FreeBSD and am wondering if it is yet known to work or
> >not.  Do any changes need to be made to FreeBSD or
> >should it work out of the box? Thanks for any insight
> >and I know that it may be impossible to fully answer
> >until people get their hands on the hardware but I
> >just wanted to start thinking about the possibilities.
> >
> >
> well if they can boot Darwin I'm sure they can be hacked to boot FreeBSD.
> It would probabty require a different bootloader binary.

I don't see what booting Darwin has to do with booting FreeBSD.

However, since FreeBSD boots on IA64 using the FreeBSD bootloader for IA64,
I *hope* it won't be much work to port whatever changes that requires to


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