FreeBSD/amd64 on ASUS Transformer T100 convertible tablet?
Alexander.Shendi at web.de
Mon Apr 28 18:45:20 UTC 2014
Thank you for your thorough explanation.
Here is how I proceeded (using Ubuntu Linux):
* I fetched refind, a maintained fork of refit, from
refind.SF.net. Its website and documentation is
* I unpacked the zip-archive refind-bin-0.7.9.ZIP.
* I copied the "refind" subdirectory over to
/boot/efi/EFI/ (the "EFI" subdirectory of the EFI
system partition). Using install.sh didn't work.
* I then deleted /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind_x64.EFI
as the machine has 32bit EFI firmware.
* I edited refind.conf to allow search for BIOS Boot
* I then booted /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind_ia32.EFI
via an EFI Shell.
* I was able to boot the installed Ubuntu-Kernel via
* I couldn't boot the FreeBSD memstick, but got a
message from refind complaining about missing
CSM support. Indeed the Setup menu of the
tablet doesn't have a menu entry to enable
CSM or legacy BIOS support.
So it seems I'm out of luck.
* Write to the author of refind...
* Try other bootloaders. GRUB2 is already installed
via Ubuntu and it has a kfreebsd command to
load a FreeBSD kernel. Does anyone have
some expirience with this?
Does anyone have further suggestions?
Many thanks in advance and thank you for your
help so far.
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